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Q&A With A SAGE Coordinator During PRIDE 2021

June 15, 2021 | Tommy Marzella

If you recall, a couple of years back, we sat down with Mary Beth Bartholomew, SAGE Programs Activity Coordinator for the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

When we tapped into Mary Beth's...

Home Health Providers: Are You Making One Of These Hiring Faux Pas?

June 11, 2021 | Tommy Marzella

Nearly 80% of Home Care Pulse’s 2021 annual benchmarking surveyparticipants said that caregiver shortages was the top challenge facing home health providers while 40% cited caregiver turnover as the...

7 Tactics To Help Senior Care Providers Hire Top-Notch Candidates Every Time

May 6, 2021 | Tommy Marzella

Hiring the right people is a top priority for nearly every provider we work with. And for the most part, a best-fit candidate in senior care means someone who not only has the necessary experience...

Four Key Ways To Support I/DD Staff In 2021

April 6, 2021 | Tommy Marzella

An OnShift survey of more than 2100 healthcare professionals found that 65% of respondents recognize fear and safety concerns as a top personal challenge facing employees. Employees are struggling...

5 Popular Employee Engagement Practices For The Pandemic & Beyond

February 5, 2021 | Tommy Marzella

Employee engagement, which was a top initiative for senior care providers prior to the pandemic, became even more critical with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Frontline workers, who were already...

New Whitepaper: Supporting Your Employees During COVID-19 & Beyond

January 27, 2021 | Tommy Marzella

Senior care providers have always strived to support their hardworking frontline staff. And the challenges presented by the pandemic have brought on an even greater need for doing so, as recent...

OnShift Employ Helps Providers Safely Recruit & Hire During COVID-19

January 15, 2021 | Tommy Marzella

Just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, OnShift released our robust talent acquisition software, OnShift Employ. The goal of OnShift Employ is to help healthcare organizations source,...

How One Provider Increased Communication & Boosted Staff Satisfaction During The Pandemic

December 8, 2020 | Tommy Marzella

Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, a Vanguard Healthcare Services, LLC community, delivers long-term care, behavioral health and rehabilitation services. Prior to using OnShift they relied on manual,...

Job Boards 101: How Senior Care Providers Can Achieve Better ROI

September 2, 2020 | Tommy Marzella

When it comes to recruiting in senior care, it’s important to cast a wide net to reach as many qualified candidates as possible. Job boards, which connect job seekers and companies looking to fill...

Background Screening Simplified: Introducing OnShift's Integration With First Advantage

July 21, 2020 | Tommy Marzella

Background screening is a critical component to ensuring safety in the workplace. And considering those that work in LTC and senior living are responsible for caring for a vulnerable population,...

Are You Making These Recruiting & Hiring Mistakes? Here’s How To Fix Them

July 16, 2020 | Tommy Marzella

Hiring is both a top priority and a top challenge for long-term care and senior living providers. A lot of the struggle is of course due to historically high turnover and a low unemployment rate. But...

Supporting The Black Lives Matter Movement During Pride Month & Beyond

June 16, 2020 | Tommy Marzella

LGBTQ+ Pride, traditionally the month of June, is a time to celebrate the rich tapestry of our diverse LGBTQ+ community. Identifying as a gay male since my teens, I’ve been to many annual Pride...