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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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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 offices,...

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 to...

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...

The Top 3 Senior Care Recruitment Strategies In 2021

September 24, 2021 | Jenna Berris

High turnover. Unprecedented competition from both in and outside the industry. And now, a looming vaccine mandate for the skilled nursing sector. Both providers and industry organizations have been...

DSP Week 2021: Celebrating The Heart Of Your Organization

September 13, 2021 | Cari Rosenberger

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the heroes and heart of any I/DD organization. Not only does this group provide care and support to those with intellectual/developmental disabilities, but...

The Top 5 Senior Care Employee Retention Strategies In 2021

September 10, 2021 | Jenna Berris

A recent survey conducted by AHCA found that 94% of all nursing homes are short-staffed — with 73% saying their organization’s overall workforce situation has gotten worse when compared to 2020. In...

5 Recruiting Practices Driving Hiring Results In Home Health

September 2, 2021 | Jenna Berris

Nearly 10% Of All Home Health, Personal Care Job Postings Listed As “Urgent.” That's the headline of a recent Home Health Care News article. Needless to say, it sums up the hiring challenges many...

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 & Notable: Recruitment & Retention Strategies For The Vaccine Mandate Era

August 26, 2021 | Peter Corless

President Biden’s announcement last week that all nursing home staff must be vaccinated to continue to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding was met with an array of reactions. On the one hand, this...