In the book, Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent, authors Ken Dychtwald, Tamara J. Erickson and Robert Morison discuss how the aging boomer generation will soon lead to a shortage of skilled workers for companies in industrialized markets. The book argues that the future success of these companies will depend on their ability to adjust management and human resource practices to attract, accomodate, and retain workers of all ages and backgrounds.
This theories brought forth in this book pertain to what we’re trying to accomplish our network of SLPs at Presence TeleCare. It is no secret that our nation faces a severe shortage of speech-language pathologists most notably in rural areas. However, it is lesser known that there is a large population of SLPs that leave the workforce to start a family or begin retirement who want to work part-time but are unable to due so given the inflexible structure of many schools and business. Through speech therapy via telepractice, we believe that we can fill both of these voids. Schools in rural areas that have had difficulty finding SLPs to address their student’s needs will be able to access experienced speech pathologists over the internet using our interactive web platform. SLPs in our network will have the flexibility to work from home, determine their own hours, and eliminate all of the time spent driving to-and-from schools to provide therapy. To learn more about this book and the adjustments that many believe will determine the future of business, click here.