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Employee Turnover & Weekend Staffing Levels Going Public On Nursing Home Compare

January 12, 2022 | Peter Corless

In a memo issued on Friday, January 7, 2022, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that both weekend staffing levels and employee turnover data will be made public on...

Must-Have Senior Care Employee Perks & Programs To Drive Retention In 2022

January 6, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

According to our recent Workforce 360 Survey, 96% of senior care providers are facing staffing shortages. Continuously challenged by rising turnover and difficulties finding and hiring qualified...

OnShift’s Top Blog Posts of 2021

December 28, 2021 | Elise Walton

Recruitment. Management. Retention. These are the topics that stand out when we look through our most popular blog posts from the past year, and that’s not surprising. With a competitive hiring...

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...

OnShift’s Workforce 360 Survey Report Released For 2021

December 15, 2021 | Marti Bowman

I’m excited to announce the release of our 2021 Workforce 360 Survey Report. This annual report is part of our continuous dedication to the senior care industry and our desire to deliver impactful...

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...

Cultivating A Culture Of Communication To Boost Retention In Senior Care

December 2, 2021 | Peter Corless

The impact of the pandemic on the healthcare industry has been substantial in so many ways. As the “BLS October Jobs Report” shows, while many health care facilities, including physician’s...

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...

Meet Our Newest Partner: A Q&A With Viventium

November 18, 2021 | Cari Rosenberger

Whether in business or in life, having the right partner by your side can help you do and achieve more. And this is something we at OnShift consider before entering into any partnership. In order...

Senior Care Staffing Strategies For Managing During The Holidays

November 11, 2021 | Cari Rosenberger

Many see the holidays as a time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. And no one deserves this time away more than the caregivers serving our nation's seniors. However, this presents a...

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...

To Turn the Workforce Challenge Around, Accelerate Innovation

October 12, 2021 | James Balda

The restrictions of the past 18 months have the effect of making us doubly grateful and enthusiastic when we can see each other live and in person. And when we get that chance, we want to make the...