You may have noticed—we’ve gone a little employee engagement crazy over here. There’s a good reason for it. Senior care faces unprecedented workforce challenges: a caregiver shortage, more competition for workers, a need to improve care quality, and high turnover. In fact, there were 21,908 open jobs in nursing care facilities (SNFs, assisted living and continuing care retirement communities) as of January 2017.Read More
Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog
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.Read More
I’m one of those people that need to be connected to work - always. But work continues even when I’m not in the office, which can make it difficult. That’s why having my phone within arm’s length is critical to getting my work done.Read More
The biggest news coming from Washington D.C. this week is that the new Payroll-Based Journal reporting information is due. OK maybe this is the second biggest story. But skilled nursing providers are feeling the pressure to submit the new PBJ staffing requirements to CMS by the November 14th deadline.Read More
Social media has taken society by storm, and it affects many areas of daily life, from communication and news consumption to parenting and work.
Nearly two-thirds of American adults use social networking sites, according to social media usage tracking conducted by Pew Research Center. And more and more, workers are using social media while on the job for various reasons, ranging from taking a mental break to making professional connections. But social media use at work can also result in distractions and lost productivity.Read More
It seems that everything under the sun can be handled directly from a mobile device these days.
Need a ride? There’s an app for that. Want to order food? There’s an app for that, too. Have to get in touch with a friend in another time zone or another country? There are several different apps for that.Read More
Fall is my favorite time of year. Not only is pumpkin spice everything back (I know it’s not hip, but it is delicious) but more importantly, it’s my opportunity to visit with providers at association and partner conferences.Read More
Many companies have carefully crafted their onboarding practices, spending a great deal of time welcoming new employees, offering orientations, tours and training. While an onboarding program is incredibly important to set new employees up for success, many employers have failed to recognize the importance of off-boarding.Read More
This year, the senior care industry has been marked by many staffing challenges, not least of which is a labor shortage. At the same time, the population of older Americans who will require senior care services is growing. Having fewer workers available has made it even more difficult for providers to face and conquer the likes of wage pressures, managing multigenerational staffs and engaging employees.Read More
Scheduling in the senior care space can be a complicated task. Between filling vacant shifts, monitoring overtime and managing labor costs, things can quickly get off track. This can affect not only your employees and your business, but also your residents.Read More