For the past several years, many housing and residence life operations have had fewer candidates apply for the entry-level resident director position. Yet, although these institutions have experienced a shortfall in candidates, a number of housing operations continue to receive a large number of interested applicants through their recruitment efforts and they are able to retain these staff for several years. In 2004, a team of researchers was awarded an ACUHO-I Commissioned Research grant to study several issues central to recruitment and retention of entry-level staff. The researchers completed six studies that are described in this report.
Wilson, Maureen E., "Recruitment and retention of entry-level staff in housing and residence life: A report on activities supported by the ACUHO-I Commissioned Research Program" (2008). Higher Education and Student Affairs Faculty Publications. 29.