Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog

Rules of Engagement: The 1% Rule

Peter Corless

Employee engagement is a top priority for many senior care executives in 2017. And it’s no surprise when you consider the high turnover and the resultant high recruiting and on-boarding costs among the assisted living and long-term care workforce.

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Are Your Employee Engagement Initiatives Working? Four Ways to Tell

Peter Corless

Employee engagement has become a buzzword in the senior care profession as providers grapple with staff retention and combat high turnover rates. The solution: foster engaged workers, and organizations will see a more stable workforce and improved business outcomes.

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Rules of Engagement: The 90-Day Rule

Peter Corless

Employee engagement is a hot topic in the senior care industry. The demand for staff is increasing exponentially as 70 million baby boomers approach retirement age. To add insult to injury, unemployment has dipped below 5% and with more employment choices, employee turnover has reached 50+% in some long-term care and senior living organizations.

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PBJ 2.0 and Nursing Home Compare

Peter Corless

Here it is February, 2017 and the second mandatory reporting date for Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) data is almost upon us. Skilled Nursing Facilities have until February 14, 2017 to submit their staffing data covering the period Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016 (facilities must electronically submit their data within 45 days of the end of the reporting period).

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Announcing OnShift Engage: Because An Engaged Workforce Works

Mark Woodka

Nothing makes me happier than writing this blog post. I’m not kidding! Because the team here at OnShift has been working very hard for quite some time on a new product that I’m excited to share with you: OnShift® Engage™.

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Starbucks’ Scheduling Tricks For Senior Care

Mike Pumphrey

The senior care industry has been in competition as of late with the likes of Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and  fast food restaurants—for employees, that is.

While senior living doesn’t look or feel a whole lot like a quick-serve restaurant, executives in the industry lately have said these organizations are drawing from the same talent pool.

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Best of the Long-Term Care and Senior Living Blog 2016

Marti Bowman

On my drive into work this morning, I found myself wondering how we are already more than half-way through January 2017. Seriously, where has the time gone?! I have mixed emotions about the time flying by. I'm a little behind on my resolutions (ugh, don't judge) but at the same time, I'm very excited about what 2017 has in store. 

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Top 10 Most Ridiculous Reasons Why an Employee Calls Off

Jim Rubadue

For better or worse, sick days are just a matter of doing business. In most cases of employees calling off, it’s because they’re sick—especially during flu season and during the winter months when viruses tend to be more common. 

But then there are those who call in for other reasons (sometimes humorous after the fact), leaving employers short staffed and scrambling to fill shifts and rearrange schedules.

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Five Star Quality Rating: Strategies For Long-Term Care Providers

Peter Corless

Many of you may be aware that I have the distinct privilege and honor to serve on the Board of Governors of the American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).  AHCA has one position on its Board for an Associate Business Member which is filled with a representative from the Vendor Partner community.

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Senior Living Job Growth Continues to Rise, Matching Private Sector Growth

James Balda

Job growth in senior living continues to accelerate, adding a net 5,100 jobs in the 3rd quarter of 2016, according to Argentum’s most recent report, “State of the Senior Living Workforce,” sponsored by OnShift.

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