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There's So Much I'm Thankful for This Year

November 21, 2022 | Mark Woodka

We’re nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic and still dealing with the ramifications to the senior living industry. It’s been a difficult year for so many in the community, but I’ve been...

Get Inspired By These CNA Stories

June 16, 2022 | Mark Woodka

Spend any amount of time at a nursing home or assisted living community and you’ll quickly realize how crucial CNAs are. Their work makes an impact on the lives of the residents and their families,...

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...

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 they...

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 forward,

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 anything...

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 important...

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 week, a...