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Senior Healthcare Blog

Looking for the latest workforce insights & strategies from top providers & industry experts? You’ve come to the right place. Our award-winning blog features fresh best practices around recruiting, hiring, managing and engaging senior care employees, so grab a fresh cup of joe, pull up a chair and jump right in.

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The Top 3 Senior Care Recruitment Strategies In 2021

September 24, 2021 | Jenna Berris

High turnover. Unprecedented competition from both in and outside the industry. And now, a looming vaccine mandate for the skilled nursing sector. Both providers and industry organizations have been...

The Top 5 Senior Care Employee Retention Strategies In 2021

September 10, 2021 | Jenna Berris

A recent survey conducted by AHCA found that 94% of all nursing homes are short-staffed — with 73% saying their organization’s overall workforce situation has gotten worse when compared to 2020. In...

5 Recruiting Practices Driving Hiring Results In Home Health

September 2, 2021 | Jenna Berris

Nearly 10% Of All Home Health, Personal Care Job Postings Listed As “Urgent.” That's the headline of a recent Home Health Care News article. Needless to say, it sums up the hiring challenges many...

New Gallup Research: The 6 Key Steps Every Employee Onboarding Program Needs

August 10, 2021 | Jenna Berris

Onboarding is arguably the most important part of the employee journey in senior care. If you get it right, your new hire will hit the ground running, thrive in their new role and likely stick around...

5 Ways Home Health Providers Can Stand Out From The Competition & Hire Top Talent

July 16, 2021 | Jenna Berris

When it comes to hiring in home health, competition is at an all-time high. In fact, our most recent Workforce 360 Report found that 67% of healthcare professionals cite finding and hiring qualified...

Celebrating CNA Week With Altercare Mayfield Village

June 25, 2021 | Jenna Berris

At OnShift, we love any opportunity to connect with our customers in person. And since we have so many in the greater Cleveland area, our sheet cake deliveries have been a staple during national...

Supporting Frontline Staff During Mental Health Month & Beyond

May 3, 2021 | Jenna Berris

May is Mental Health Month. And while mental wellness has always been important, it’s become a major focus over the past year as the pandemic has exacerbated symptoms for many, particularly those in...

5 Employee Onboarding Best Practices That Spur New Hire Success

April 23, 2021 | Jenna Berris

Increased retention. A strong company culture. Better work performance. Less turnover. These are just a few of the benefits of a solid onboarding process. In fact, Glassdoor found that great employee...

How To Use Positive Reinforcement To Motivate & Engage Senior Care Employees

April 9, 2021 | Jenna Berris

If you had to guess, which is more effective for motivating employees to do their best work? Positive reinforcement, which rewards employees for doing well, or negative reinforcement, which...

The State Of Caregiver Turnover & Tips For Turning It Around

February 24, 2021 | Jenna Berris

New data shows that while the pandemic has led to an increase in hourly wages for senior living CNAs, turnover has significantly increased over the past year - climbing from 36.37% in 2019 to 48.51%...

New Resource: The 2021 Big Book Of Perks For Senior Care

February 18, 2021 | Jenna Berris

Frontline workers have always been the lifeblood of senior care organizations. And the COVID-19 pandemic has not only confirmed that notion, but shown providers just how critical taking care of these...

7 Employee-Centric Technology Investments Senior Care Providers Are Prioritizing In 2021

February 2, 2021 | Jenna Berris

Throughout 2020, we saw all of the ways that tech helped senior care organizations navigate and mitigate the pandemic, especially when it came to helping residents stave off loneliness and thrive...