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Senior Healthcare Blog

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A Standing Ovation For The 2022 OnShift Applause Award Winners

April 27, 2022 | Mike DiComes

For the past decade, OnShift has celebrated and honored a critical role in the post-acute and senior living workforce, the staff scheduler, with our Scheduler of the Year award. This year, we knew we...

The Biggest Book Of Perks For Senior Care Is Here

April 25, 2022 | Elise Walton

By now, you know that you need to step up your employee benefits if you want to attract and retain employees in this competitive market. Through our work in the senior care industry, we've seen...

Celebrating Careers In Aging Week 2022

April 20, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

With a growing aging population, careers and opportunities in post-acute care and senior living are expanding and evolving. OnShift, along with many organizations across the industry, recognizes ...

Strategies To Optimize Internal Staffing & Reduce Agency Reliance In Senior Care

March 31, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

Given the current challenges long-term care and senior living providers face around recruitment, hiring and employee turnover, one truth has become clear—status quo workforce strategies are no longer...

Leadership & Employees Agree On How To Improve Retention

March 24, 2022 | Mark Woodka

Alignment between organizational leadership and employees is essential to building a positive work culture. With that in mind, OnShift surveyed thousands of post-acute care and senior living leaders...

EEO compliance starts with your application process

March 14, 2022 | Elise Walton

With pressure to hire more employees faster, you can easily lose sight of keeping your applicant tracking system organized and compliant. But don’t forget about Equal Employment Opportunity...

Employee Appreciation Should Last More Than A Day

March 2, 2022 | Elise Walton

Did you know Employee Appreciation Day is March 4th? The holiday might have snuck up on you, but you don’t need a special day to celebrate the people who make your organization great. Showing your...

5 Time & Attendance Must-Haves For A Better Employee Experience

February 25, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

Boosting retention and improving the employee experience is a top priority for many long-term care and senior living providers. In fact, a recent survey found that 83% of providers are placing a high...

Achieve Recruitment Success With Shorter Applications

February 17, 2022 | Elise Walton

It’s tempting to pre-screen job candidates with lots of questions in an application form before communicating with them. However, with today’s ultra-competitive job market, you can’t afford to...

The New Five-Star Staffing Guide Is Here

February 14, 2022 | Elise Walton

Knowing the ins and outs of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating system is critical to driving census growth. Potential residents and their families,...

Overtime In Post Acute Care and Senior Living: What To Embrace & What To Avoid

February 10, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

With today’s labor crisis, overtime has become an absolute necessity if you want to staff consistently for quality care and service. In fact, 76% of senior care organizations report they often rely...

Building A Path For Success: Career Development In Senior Care

February 2, 2022 | Peter Corless

We often say that mission is what drives someone to take a job in senior care. They have a calling to care for others and often have had experience caring for an elderly loved one in the past. This...