OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Analysis In the behavioral health and social service field, the challenge of recruiting and retaining top- performing employees (executive, clinical, and front-line) is a pressing issue and is sometimes referred to as the war for talent. However, the recruiting and retention issues are quite different for executive, clinical, and paraprofessional team members. The field, in general, has not been able to offer competitive compensation to executive staff - particularly managers in finance, technology, operations, and market development. These . . .