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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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OnShift Research: Senior Care Employees & The COVID-19 Vaccine Federal Mandate

August 27, 2021 | Mike Pumphrey

Over 2,100 long-term care employees responded to an OnShift survey conducted to capture the impact that the new COVID-19 vaccine Federal mandate will have on the industry's workforce. The research...

New Research: Insight Into Employees' Personal & Professional Needs, Wants & Challenges

July 1, 2021 | Mike Pumphrey

The pandemic taught us the power of listening to and supporting our employees. And to help providers continue these efforts and make more informed decisions about the initiatives and resources...

New Research: Senior Care Employees & The COVID-19 Vaccine

March 22, 2021 | Mike Pumphrey

OnShift recently conducted two surveys to capture the intent of senior care employees related to the COVID-19 vaccine. The final research report shows a major shift in employee acceptance from the...

4 Tips For Attracting & Engaging Part-Time Workers In Senior Care

December 11, 2019 | Mike Pumphrey

The senior care industry has higher full-time, front-line worker turnover than competing industries like retail and hospitality, according to the research firm behind the annual Great Place to...

How To Develop Employee Career Paths In Senior Care

March 22, 2019 | Mike Pumphrey

It makes sense that we talk a lot about offering career paths for employees these days. Today’s worker seeks professional development and the opportunity to move up the ranks. But what we often...

5 Ways To Streamline Recruiting In LTC & Senior Living

January 30, 2019 | Mike Pumphrey

Recruiting employees in senior care is no easy feat. First, you have the high turnover rate that’s plaguing the industry. Tack on the historically low unemployment rate, high competition for...

How To Make Your Senior Care Community A Top Place To Work

October 18, 2018 | Mike Pumphrey

To no surprise, there’s been a lot of buzz about Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work’s first-ever curated list of the Best Workplaces in Aging Services. This is great publicity for an...

3 Signs That Employee Overtime Is Costing You More Than Just Money

October 3, 2018 | Mike Pumphrey

We all know that labor is generally a senior care provider’s largest expense. And a good portion of that cost is the result of employee overtime, which can easily account for 6% or more of the...

Nursing Assistants Are Financially Insecure - Here's Why It Matters

September 20, 2018 | Mike Pumphrey

15% of Skilled Nursing Assistants Live in Poverty Amid Stagnant Wages. That was the title of the hard-hitting article Skilled Nursing News recently published, which presented several scary...

3 Reasons LTC & Senior Living Companies Need Older Employees

September 14, 2018 | Mike Pumphrey

We spend a lot of time talking about the impact that millennials have on the economy and job market, and with good reason. As of 2017, according to Pew Research, millennials are the largest...

How Senior Care Providers Can Attract Employees Like The Big Brands

August 9, 2018 | Mike Pumphrey

There is a perception that for many hourly workers, a job is just a job. However, a job can be so much more – especially in senior care. Senior care providers can provide employees with an...

How To Help Caregivers Improve Critical Skills For Success

August 2, 2018 | Mike Pumphrey

Only 26% of the younger workforce feels that employers are helping them develop the skills they will need most in today’s evolving job market, a skills gap that is making them anxious about their...