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Celebrating Careers In Aging Week 2020

April 20, 2020 | Mark Woodka

Yesterday marked the start of Careers in Aging Week. And although we’ve celebrated this national week many times before, this time is starkly different. We are in the midst of a global health...

Introducing OnShift Employ: End-To-End Talent Acquisition Software For Healthcare

February 10, 2020 | Mark Woodka

Think about the last time you applied for a job. How was that experience? Was the application easy to complete? Were you notified about the status of your submission? Did the recruiter keep you...

'Tis The Season For Giving Back & Spreading Holiday Cheer

December 18, 2018 | Mark Woodka

Every year I say the same thing: I can’t believe another year has passed. Well, this year is no different. Someone somewhere said, “time flies when you’re having fun,” so I will attribute the...

National Skilled Nursing Care Week: Celebrating Life's Stories

May 14, 2018 | Mark Woodka

Another National Skilled Nursing Care Week is upon us. This year’s theme is “celebrating life’s stories.” And while I am sure people will interpret what that means differently, to me it means...

2017 Reflections & Hope For What's To Come In Senior Care

December 20, 2017 | Mark Woodka

It’s hard to believe we’ll be closing the door on 2017 in just a matter of days. Around this time, I always try to look back over the previous months. When I consider 2017 in retrospect, it has...

Senior Care Professionals: Thanks For All That You Give

November 23, 2017 | Mark Woodka

It’s that time of year again; time to sit down, reflect on what’s transpired over the course of the year and take time to appreciate all that we have.

National Assisted Living Week: “Family is Forever”

September 12, 2017 | Mark Woodka

It’s National Assisted Living Week and all of us at OnShift are thrilled to be joining in the festivities by recognizing the important role that assisted living plays in caring for our nation’s...

Introducing OnShift Wallet to Ease Employee Financial Stress

August 28, 2017 | Mark Woodka

While the long-term care and senior living market has seen its ups and downs over the past few years, one thing has remained consistent: the massive need for qualified workers to care for our...

Labor Takes Center Stage in New Senior Care Research

August 16, 2017 | Mark Woodka

It’s no secret that among the workforce challenges in senior care, staffing falls high on the list. With management of hourly employees taking the forefront of the staffing conversation, a major...

Cleveland Veteran Relives Exciting VE Day Parade Moment

August 3, 2017 | Mark Woodka

This past Friday, OnShift warmly welcomed Mabel Johnson, a lively 102-year old United States Coast Guard veteran, visiting from Kansas City, Mo. Ms. Johnson was working for the USCG in our current...

Staffing Hack: Rethinking the 8-Hour Shift in Senior Care

August 1, 2017 | Mark Woodka

I recently wrote an article for Argentum Senior Living Executive Magazine titled “Insights From The C-Suite: The Senior Living Workforce.” In that article, I outlined some of the best practices...

National Nursing Assistants Week: “Specialists in the Art of Caring”

June 19, 2017 | Mark Woodka

Happy National Nursing Assistants Week to all the nursing assistants who are dedicated to providing amazing care to seniors each and every day. It takes a special kind of person to do the job you...