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Senior Healthcare Blog

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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How to support your staff during rising inflation

June 27, 2022 | Elise Walton

Inflation is affecting every industry, but can be acutely felt by hourly workers like senior care staff. In May, inflation reached a 40-year high of 8.6%. In particular, the cost of gas, food and...

Get Inspired By These CNA Stories

June 16, 2022 | Mark Woodka

Spend any amount of time at a nursing home or assisted living community and you’ll quickly realize how crucial CNAs are. Their work makes an impact on the lives of the residents and their families,...

Personal, meaningful recognition is crucial to employee performance

June 9, 2022 | Elise Walton

To be successful, senior care leaders need to get creative with how they combat today’s workforce management challenges. The biggest hurdles are clear – according to our survey of senior care...

The Biggest Book Of Perks For Senior Care Is Here

April 25, 2022 | Elise Walton

By now, you know that you need to step up your employee benefits if you want to attract and retain employees in this competitive market. Through our work in the senior care industry, we've seen...

Celebrating Careers In Aging Week 2022

April 20, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

With a growing aging population, careers and opportunities in post-acute care and senior living are expanding and evolving. OnShift, along with many organizations across the industry, recognizes ...

Leadership & Employees Agree On How To Improve Retention

March 24, 2022 | Mark Woodka

Alignment between organizational leadership and employees is essential to building a positive work culture. With that in mind, OnShift surveyed thousands of post-acute care and senior living leaders...

Employee Appreciation Should Last More Than A Day

March 2, 2022 | Elise Walton

Did you know Employee Appreciation Day is March 4th? The holiday might have snuck up on you, but you don’t need a special day to celebrate the people who make your organization great. Showing your...

5 Time & Attendance Must-Haves For A Better Employee Experience

February 25, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

Boosting retention and improving the employee experience is a top priority for many long-term care and senior living providers. In fact, a recent survey found that 83% of providers are placing a high...

Achieve Recruitment Success With Shorter Applications

February 17, 2022 | Elise Walton

It’s tempting to pre-screen job candidates with lots of questions in an application form before communicating with them. However, with today’s ultra-competitive job market, you can’t afford to...

The New Five-Star Staffing Guide Is Here

February 14, 2022 | Elise Walton

Knowing the ins and outs of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating system is critical to driving census growth. Potential residents and their families,...

Building A Path For Success: Career Development In Senior Care

February 2, 2022 | Peter Corless

We often say that mission is what drives someone to take a job in senior care. They have a calling to care for others and often have had experience caring for an elderly loved one in the past. This...

New CMS 5-Star Quality Rating Calculations Explained

January 26, 2022 | Peter Corless

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that weekend staffing and staff turnover will be published on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website starting this month (January...