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2021 Reflections And Wishes For A Happy 2022

December 21, 2021 | Mark Woodka

Every year at OnShift, we select a word to help inspire us for the year ahead. But after the events of 2020, we wondered, what word could possibly best represent what waited for us in 2021? After...

Investing in Retention Initiatives Makes Sense for Millions of Reasons

December 8, 2021 | Mark Woodka

Every year, for over a decade, I have left the Argentum conference energized by the passion and dedication of senior living providers. This year was no different. Countless providers shared how...

Thankful For So Much & Hopeful For What’s Ahead

November 23, 2021 | Mark Woodka

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Last year, this simple question felt so complicated. Much like so many other things in our daily lives, Thanksgiving would be anything but normal. Like many of...

Tough Workforce Challenges? Time To Practice Innovations

November 3, 2021 | Mark Woodka

There is a unifying commitment senior living providers share with OnShift. That is to solve the workforce challenges facing the industry. Today, there is no greater challenge facing the...

New Research Into The Needs, Wants & Challenges Of Frontline Staff

July 21, 2021 | Mark Woodka

If there’s a silver lining to the pandemic, it’s that senior living providers put an extra focus on listening to and supporting their staff. And to help providers continue this effort moving...

CEO Sit Down: Why Financial Wellness Is The New Essential Perk In Senior Care

June 8, 2021 | Mark Woodka

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Safwan Shah, the founder and CEO of our partner company, Payactiv. Payactiv, a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B-Corp, gives employees...

Celebrating A Very Timely Careers In Aging Week

April 19, 2021 | Mark Woodka

Yesterday marked the start of Careers In Aging Week 2021. I vividly remember writing last year’s blog post at the very start of the pandemic. What was historically a celebratory moment was...

The Feedback Loop: A Top Employee Retention Strategy For 2021 & Beyond

April 2, 2021 | Mark Woodka

Increased communication between leadership and employees has been a reigning theme for senior living providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, the ability to quickly share...

OnShift Stands In Solidarity With The Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

March 25, 2021 | Mark Woodka

The recent attacks on the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community stress the urgency of condemning the prejudice, racism, xenophobia and violence targeting the AAPI community. Last...

How Senior Care Organizations Will Thrive In 2021

February 12, 2021 | Mark Woodka

Each year during OnShift’s annual company meeting, we unveil our “Word of the Year.” The word serves as OnShift’s guiding principle in our efforts to help senior care organizations tackle new and...

Happy Holidays, Cheers To A Brighter 2021 & Thank You

December 17, 2020 | Mark Woodka

I’ve written a holiday message for the OnShift blog many times before, but never have I been so overwhelmed with emotion while doing so. 2020 has been a year unlike any other. We’ve all been...

Modern, Mobile & Contactless: Introducing OnShift Time

September 15, 2020 | Mark Woodka

What do dinosaurs, disco and typewriters have in common? They are all relics of the past. They served an important role in history but failed to stand the test of time. What if I told you that...