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To Turn the Workforce Challenge Around, Accelerate Innovation

October 12, 2021 | James Balda

The restrictions of the past 18 months have the effect of making us doubly grateful and enthusiastic when we can see each other live and in person. And when we get that chance, we want to make the...

Beyond The Statement: Taking Action In Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

July 30, 2021 | James Balda

Every leader at every level has the power to make a difference, whether that means making flexibility possible in an employee’s schedule or mentoring and promoting someone whose leadership potential...

Showing The World What Senior Living Careers Have To Offer

April 16, 2021 | James Balda

Each year, major organizations supporting senior living and quality of life for older adults come together for Careers in Aging Week, a social media campaign designed to educate the public about...

2021 Forecast Report Puts The Senior Living Job Market Into Perspective

January 14, 2021 | James Balda

Argentum’s 2021 Forecast Report points to a major change in the senior living workforce environment. To understand its importance, we need to look back. 

Students in Senior Living Are a Lot More Diverse than You Might Think

September 29, 2020 | James Balda

A hospitality undergrad finishing her MBA. A high school student with a CNA starting her career as an apprentice in senior living. A grad student giving up a career as a lawyer to follow his new...

LEADing The Way: Introducing Argentum's New Leadership Development Program

July 6, 2020 | James Balda

In this summer of COVID-19, it’s hard to think past the end of the week, much less into next year and beyond. But in the midst of all we’ve gone through, there are moments when I appreciate that this...

Recruiting In The World Of COVID-19

April 23, 2020 | James Balda

This spring, COVID-19 changed us, perhaps forever. Seniors everywhere have felt vulnerable. Their loved ones in many cases have been unable to comfort them in person. Senior living community...

Senior Living’s Bigger Impact

December 18, 2019 | James Balda

This holiday season, Argentum is celebrating in a different way. When we might have gone to laser tag or bowling, this year, at staff request, we are wrapping and distributing toys for kids. 

The Art Of Storytelling

October 25, 2019 | James Balda

If you have children—or ever were one—you know how powerful storytelling can be. The shame is that somewhere along the way many of us forget how to tell a good story. I think it happens as we’re...

Ghost, Be Gone!

August 6, 2019 | James Balda

When I talk to recruiters and HR leaders in senior living, I tend to hear a lot about ghosting. Most commonly, “ghosting” refers to job applicants disappearing without a trace—missing appointments,...

The Next Generation of Leaders in Senior Living

July 17, 2019 | James Balda

What does it take to become a leader in senior living? This is something I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about with the Argentum team and our members. I’m spurred, in part, by my...

New Argentum Resource Showcases Senior Living's Significant Economic Impact

July 2, 2019 | James Balda

It’s the economy, stupid.

Those are the words that helped Bill Clinton run a disciplined campaign—and propelled him to the presidency. What’s the connection to senior living? We need a similar level...