Avesta partnered with the American Ambulance Association (AAA) to complete a survey on the EMS industry turnover. Identifying the industry standard for turnover is the crucial first step to then effectively measuring the reduction of EMS employee turnover by implemented methods. Avesta’s President, Greg Lawton, has long focused on reducing EMS turnover and stated “everyone believes their region is the toughest in which to recruit (EMTs and paramedics). The turnover problem is across the board.” With the new benchmark of EMS turnover, the study then focused on causes of voluntary retention and methods to practice in reducing voluntary turnover that can be executed nationwide. Avesta is proud to have participated in this original study and looks forward to the continued partnership with AAA, Dr. Dennis Doverspike and the Center for Organizational Research at the University of Akron.
The project was managed by Dr. Dennis Doverspike, Avesta’s lead Industrial/Organizational Psychology consultant and his research team at the Center for Organizational Research at the University of Akron.
For an excellent summary of the study by Greg Friese, Editor-in-Chief at EMS1.com, click here.
Knowing the high turnover problem exists for many industries, Avesta has focused their software and services on providing employers the tools to reduce employee turnover. To learn how Avesta can help your company reduce turnover, click here.