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OHCA Recap: Payroll-Based Journal & Attracting Millennial Employees

May 17, 2016 | Jim Rubadue

It’s conference season and I recently had the opportunity to attend the Ohio Health Care Association’s (OHCA) annual conference. And even though my travel schedule has me ingratiating myself with the...

Celebrating Our Senior Care Schedulers of the Year!

April 5, 2016 | Jim Rubadue

You may be surprised to find out that we’ve had a couple of unique holidays recently – Black Forest Cake Day, Manatee Appreciation Day, and Crayola Crayon Day – who knew?! But at the top of my...

How to Manage New Technology in Your Senior Care Community

March 24, 2016 | Jim Rubadue

How do you feel about change? Bill Murray’s character in the movie “Groundhog Day,” stuck as he was in an endlessly repeating day, eventually comes to appreciate that “Anything different is good.” At...

Win the Overtime Game in Senior Care Staff Scheduling

November 12, 2015 | Jim Rubadue

In football, overtime is a bonus for fans and elevates the excitement to another level. For long-term care and senior living communities, overtime can be a useful tool in covering shifts, or it can...

Mobile Millennials and the Senior Care Workforce Shuffle

September 4, 2015 | Jim Rubadue

In the American workforce an important generational shuffle is taking place right under our noses.

Of course, generational shuffles happen all the time as one generation starts thinking about...

Why do we do what we do?

May 21, 2015 | Jim Rubadue

In thinking about what to write about in this blog post I searched -- fruitlessly, as it turns out -- for alternative expressions of the centuries-old idiom, "you can't see the forest for the trees."...

2014 Scheduler of the Year Winners – OnShift’s Bracket Busters

March 26, 2015 | Jim Rubadue

This is a very exciting week for me because we are recognizing this year’s top schedulers. With over 100 nominations, all with compelling reasons to be honored, this was no easy task. It actually...

Take a Look at Your Staff Schedule in Senior Care

March 5, 2015 | Jim Rubadue

Take a look at your staff schedule. Go ahead, I’ll wait...

Unless you are extraordinarily lucky, that schedule very likely has holes, open shifts that you have not yet been able to fill. No reason to...

Creating a Low-Call-Off Culture in Senior Care

February 10, 2015 | Jim Rubadue

If I were to tell you that call-offs cost you money and complicate staff scheduling for senior care facilities, you would be perfectly justified in responding, “Thank you, Captain Obvious, for that...

Is your Community Using Technology to Recruit Millennials?

February 5, 2015 | Jim Rubadue

Late last year, USA Today reported on a recent Zogby Analytics survey analyzing Millennials and their use of Mobile Devices.  The study made some very interesting discoveries:

Senior Care Staffing Tips for the New Year

December 11, 2014 | Jim Rubadue

Are you aware of the changes to the Five Star Quality Rating system that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced? The rating system will now focus on improving the...

MatrixCare Directions: Let the Good Times Roll

October 2, 2014 | Jim Rubadue

MatrixCare really nailed it when they picked the tagline for their recent user’s conference, Directions, in New Orleans last week. “Let the Good Times Roll” is a great way to describe an event that...