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Senior Healthcare Blog

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How Eclipse Senior Living Is Embedding DEI Into Their Workplace Culture

Peter Corless

Last week, I was joined by Sara Lee, VP of Human Resources at Eclipse Senior Living for a McKnight’s webinar, Workforce Strategies That Make A Difference.

Eclipse Senior Living is a national...

OnShift Is On The Road Again & Excited To (Safely) See You

Anne Weisel

As you all know, in-person tradeshows were canceled in 2020 as senior care providers bravely battled the COVID-19 pandemic. I know for our customers, these face-to-face events provide an...

Simple Ways For I/DD & Behavioral Health Providers To Celebrate Staff

Cari Rosenberger

Your workforce is your greatest asset. But in today’s job market, both recruiting and retaining employees is tougher than ever. According to a recent survey of providers conducted by OnShift, 67%...

New Gallup Research: The 6 Key Steps Every Employee Onboarding Program Needs

Jenna Berris

Onboarding is arguably the most important part of the employee journey in senior care. If you get it right, your new hire will hit the ground running, thrive in their new role and likely stick...

Evaluating An HCM Platform? Here's What Senior Care Providers Should Look For

Jess Modic

Human capital management (HCM). It’s a term that’s thrown around often these days, but what does it really mean? According to TechTarget, it’s a comprehensive set of practices and tools used for...

A Growing Number Of Organizations & Associations Join The Vaccine Mandate Movement

Peter Corless

There have been several developments this past week on the vaccine mandate front. Dozens of organizations have instituted mandates, and a growing list of industry associations are offering their...

Beyond The Statement: Taking Action In Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

James Balda

Every leader at every level has the power to make a difference, whether that means making flexibility possible in an employee’s schedule or mentoring and promoting someone whose leadership...

Gamifying Employee Attendance To Reduce Excess Labor Costs In Senior Care

Michelle Maly

Employee engagement software, at its core, is meant to boost staff satisfaction and reduce turnover. And we created OnShift Engage back in 2017 to achieve both of those things through automated...

New Research Into The Needs, Wants & Challenges Of Frontline Staff

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...

5 Ways Home Health Providers Can Stand Out From The Competition & Hire Top Talent

Jenna Berris

When it comes to hiring in home health, competition is at an all-time high. In fact, our most recent Workforce 360 Report found that 67% of healthcare professionals cite finding and hiring...

How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Prepare For Inevitable Staffing Ratio Increases

Peter Corless

Most of us who have worked or are working in the skilled nursing profession know that federal law requires Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes to have a registered nurse (RN) on duty at...

New & Notable: 5 Innovative Recruitment & Retention Tactics To Try Today

Peter Corless

The stakes are higher than ever for attracting hourly workers as retail and hospitality are now offering sign-on bonuses, flexible schedules and even free tutoring for employees’ children. But...