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4 Essential Manager Qualities to Drive Employee Engagement

February 6, 2023 | Rachel Gee

Engagement is a key piece of the employee retention puzzle. When organizations experience high turnover, they often look for ways to improve staff satisfaction and engagement by initiating programs...

OnShift Is A Win For Singh Senior Living At All Levels

January 26, 2023 | Rachel Gee

Oaks Senior Living Gains Competitive Hiring Advantage With OnShift

January 19, 2023 | Rachel Gee

Hear directly from Andrew Greeson, Director of Operations at Oaks Senior Living:

Encourage and Support Your Staff with Easy to Implement Perks

January 12, 2023 | Rachel Gee

It’s a difficult time for hiring and retention in senior care. More than half of the providers OnShift surveyed in their 2021 Workforce 360 Survey Report said that employee turnover is a top...

Happy Holidays and Cheers to the New Year

December 15, 2022 | Mark Woodka

It’s an exciting and challenging time to be working in the senior living and long-term care industries. Organizations are dealing with unprecedented staffing difficulties and the ramifications of...

The Labor Metrics that Matter Most in Senior Care

December 7, 2022 | Rachel Gee

What’s measured is managed. And for senior care providers, what’s measured is also what drives performance. The operation of your community is dependent on revenue, therefore you need to make sure...

There's So Much I'm Thankful for This Year

November 21, 2022 | Mark Woodka

We’re nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic and still dealing with the ramifications to the senior living industry. It’s been a difficult year for so many in the community, but I’ve been...

10 Unique Free or Low-Cost Employee Rewards

November 18, 2022 | Rachel Gee

Recognizing and rewarding employees for their accomplishments isn’t just a nice thing to do – it can be a huge motivator and a key to retention. A quarter of senior care workers surveyed by OnShift...

5 Strategies for Staffing During the Holidays

November 17, 2022 | Rachel Gee

The holidays can be a good time to relax and be with family and friends, and no one deserves this time more than caregivers and frontline staff. However, it can be a challenge for long-term care and...

Finding Joyful Moments This National Assisted Living Week

September 13, 2022 | Peter Corless

Happy National Assisted Living Week! This year, the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) chose the theme “Joyful Moments” for their weeklong celebration of the role of assisted living in caring...

Reducing The Impact Of CMS’s 5-Star Quality Rating Changes

July 21, 2022 | Peter Corless

As of July 27th, you may see a change in your organization’s star rating on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website. As detailed in a previous blog post, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

CMS Announces Changes To Staffing & Overall Quality Rating Calculations

July 13, 2022 | Peter Corless

Late last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced updated staffing measures tied to the calculation of the Five-Star Staffing rating, as well as overall Five-Star Quality...