There has never been a more important time to ensure the right people are selected to care for our nation's elderly.

The Productivity Commission's 2011 report into caring for older Australians found that by 2050 more than 3.5 million Australians are expected to use aged care services, with a projected need for one million workers in the sector alone.

A sizeable portion of these new employees will need to be recruited from outside the sector. Once these individuals have been attracted and hired, they need to be appropriately engaged, rewarded and nurtured with the right organisational culture. This will ensure top talent is retained in this critical sector of our society.

As a complex sector requiring specific, considered tactics to attract, reward and retain the best talent, hiring managers and leaders in the aged care sector need to be supported in their talent management through every stage of the employee lifecycle.

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