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The Top 10 Long-Term Care & Senior Living Blogs Of 2017

January 19, 2018 | Marti Bowman


The OnShift Top 10 senior living blog posts for 20172017 was an action-packed 365 days for all of us at OnShift, with our efforts each and every day focused on helping senior care providers address their most critical workforce challenges.

Our work on the Long-Term Care & Senior Living Blog reflects the best practices and strategies that we learn and develop through our constant interactions in senior care. Several times a week, we share our insights, strategies, announcements and technology updates on all-things long-term care and senior living. We hope you’ve enjoyed our posts and we are looking forward to what 2018 will bring.

But before we get to this year’s lineup, I wanted to share with you some highlights from 2017. And with that, I present OnShift’s top 10 blog posts of 2017.

  1. An Employee Retention Game-Changer: The Stay Interview

employee retentionThe staffing crisis had us thinking outside the box for tactics to retain employees. Tommy Comer, VP of HR at Commonwealth Senior Living, offered some questions to ask when conducting a successful stay interview. This how-to blog stuck around as a top performer in 2017.

 

  1. Introducing the Dream Team – The 2017 OnShift Schedulers Of The Year!

staffing for quality careAlways a fan favorite, our annual OnShift Scheduler of the Year announcement touts the hardworking and innovative people who make staffing for quality care possible. Our 2017 group of winners exhibited excellent teamwork and dedication to their craft.



  1. Proof That Employee Engagement Works In Senior Care

employee engagement in senior careSuccess in senior care and employee engagement go hand in hand. And we’ll continue to deliver the latest and greatest best practices for creating an engaged workforce in 2018 and beyond. For now, check out the infographic in this popular post for key statistics on the state of employee engagement in senior care and five tips for boosting it within your organization.

 

  1. The Top 7 Senior Care Staff Scheduling Mistakes (& How To Fix Them)

how to prevent scheduling mistakesI like to think of myself as a forgiving person. After all, everyone makes mistakes. The good part about making mistakes is that you can – no, you must – learn from them. In senior care, staffing mistakes can be costly. Fortunately, we have tips on how to prevent scheduling mistakes.


 

  1. How To Relieve 4 Common Staff Stressors In Senior Living & Long-Term Care

senior care employee stressEmployee stress is proven to be detrimental to job performance. In one of our most-read posts, we strummed up four ideas for minimizing senior care employee stress to boost productivity and quality care.

 

  1. 5 Predictors Of Employee Turnover In Long-Term Care & Senior Living

employee turnover in long-term care and senior livingProviders are continually in search of strategies to minimize employee turnover. To help, we nailed down five key indicators that signal an employee is on their way out the door. Once you spot these telltale signs, you can ramp up your efforts to re-engage those employees and stop potential turnover in its tracks.

 

  1. Introducing OnShift Wallet To Ease Employee Financial Stress

employee financial wellness softwareOnShift Wallet made a huge splash in 2017. Our new employee financial wellness software gives employees access to earned wages between paychecks to ease financial stress. We set out to make 2017 “the year of the employee,” and OnShift Wallet certainly delivered.


  1. Creating An Effective Emergency Communications Plan In Long-Term Care

long-term care messaging toolsThe 2017 deadline for the CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers came to fruition. To help providers prepare, OnShift offered our expertise for building and maintaining an effective emergency plan, with an emphasis on messaging and communications.



  1. Staffing Hack: Rethinking The 8-Hour Shift In Senior Care

scheduling to help attract and retain workersMany providers are experimenting with offering flexible scheduling to help attract and retain workers. Here we explain how one provider was able to ease employee stress and provide better round-the-clock care with shorter, 4-hour shifts.  

 

  1. Top 10 Most Ridiculous Reasons Why An Employee Calls Off

fill open shiftsWe’ve come a long way since the days of “the dog ate my homework.” While there’s nothing funny about having to fill open shifts, this post highlights some of the more “creative” reasons employees have used for calling off work. Do any of these sound familiar? We hope not!

 

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About Marti Bowman

As Chief Marketing Officer, Marti brings significant experience leading go-to-market strategies, product marketing, communications and PR programs for technology startups as well as Fortune 500 organizations. Prior to OnShift, Marti was a principal product director at Oracle, where she drove global go-to-market strategies for the Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio. She joined Oracle through the acquisition of BEA Systems, where she was a product marketing manager.

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