Staffing

4 ways to value experience in the workplace

4 ways to value experience in the workplace

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Recent AARP survey results suggest ways that employers can look to workers aged 45 or more years to address their staffing needs.

When it comes to recruitment and retention, these guys school the competition

When it comes to recruitment and retention, these guys school the competition

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So what's to be done when you need employees who are better trained and more loyal?

It's not just residents at risk of being lonely and isolated

It's not just residents at risk of being lonely and isolated

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Much has been written about the benefits that senior living communities can offer older adults who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation. A recent national survey puts more data behind the argument, but some results may surprise you.

Why more senior living leaders need to take a hike

Why more senior living leaders need to take a hike

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While you are hammering away at spreadsheets, emails and other matters that just can't wait, you may be slowly, but surely, becoming less connected.

12 weeks of bereavement leave may be on tap for New York workers

12 weeks of bereavement leave may be on tap for New York workers

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New York employers would be required to give all employees 12 weeks of paid time off if a close relative dies, under a bipartisan bill awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature.

Sudden spike seen in wages and benefits

Sudden spike seen in wages and benefits

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Workers saw their wages and benefits increase by the fastest rate in nearly a decade, a sign that senior living operators are continuing to feel upward wage pressures.

NLRB may revisit email access and unionization efforts

NLRB may revisit email access and unionization efforts

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The National Labor Relations board announced Wednesday it will accept briefs on whether to revisit a 2014 ruling that allowed workers to use employer email systems for union-related activities. Comments can be submitted through Sept. 5.

Survey makes a case for going soft on new employees

Survey makes a case for going soft on new employees

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New research from a surprising source may change the way you approach employee training and development.

Staffing options can get downright creative when you 'give a damn'

Staffing options can get downright creative when you 'give a damn'

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A new strategy could result in a "motivated, energized, stimulated, loyal" senior living workforce. And it's pretty simple to implement.

CEO who fired himself has advice, predictions for you

CEO who fired himself has advice, predictions for you

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Chances are good that you or someone you know will be in the same position as a Virginia senior living CEO who recently decided to fire himself to try to help the community survive. That CEO has some advice for you.

10 top cities for registered nurses

10 top cities for registered nurses

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A new report may focus the job search for today's RNs seeking work in senior living.

Senior living CEO gives himself a pink slip to try to push community into the black

Senior living CEO gives himself a pink slip to try to push community into the black

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Christopher Oswald is ending his 18-year stint at Blue Ridge Village in Martinsville, VA, on Friday, having decided to fire himself as CEO in an effort to help his organization survive.

Quitters never win? Your staff might beg to disagree

Quitters never win? Your staff might beg to disagree

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What do the latest numbers from the Labor Department mean for you as a senior living operator? Perhaps the least painful answer is that this is a time of challenge and opportunity.

Assisted living director pay tops $73,000 in CCRCs, survey finds

Assisted living director pay tops $73,000 in CCRCs, survey finds

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Pay for directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement communities averaged $73,938 in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

A subtle staffing challenge that can undermine your senior living organization

A subtle staffing challenge that can undermine your senior living organization

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You might want to consider keeping your trustworthy workers as far away as possible from those with bad intent.

Relationship advice for senior living leaders

Relationship advice for senior living leaders

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These two tips could help senior living leaders establish positive relationships with employees. In fact, it's good advice for any relationship inside or outside the workplace.

RN most-needed worker, Brookdale in search of most workers, analysis finds

RN most-needed worker, Brookdale in search of most workers, analysis finds

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Registered nurse is the most sought-after worker by employers so far this year, and Brookdale Senior Living tops the list of employers looking for workers in general, according to an employment website analysis.

Operator sees 5% retention increase through multifaceted approach to workforce issues

Operator sees 5% retention increase through multifaceted approach to workforce issues

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In an area where a 2.8% unemployment rate makes competition for high-quality workers especially great, Denver-based not-for-profit Christian Living Communities has rolled out several programs that it says have resulted in a 5% increase in retention.

Four ways to creatively disrupt senior living — for all the right reasons

Four ways to creatively disrupt senior living — for all the right reasons

"Creative disruption" in four key areas can help senior living communities address challenges related to changing resident expectations and labor shortages across disciplines.

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Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers

Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers

Senior living operators are facing historic rates of turnover, decreasing revenues and increasing competition. One way to address these issues is to offer human resources and other programs for workers who are family caregivers.

Wages complicate housing for senior living workers: report

Wages complicate housing for senior living workers: report

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Senior living communities and long-term care facilities employ workers in job categories that are expected to be among the fastest-growing types over the next 10 years, according to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and workers in those categories earn less than what it takes to be able to comfortably afford one- or two-bedroom housing, according to a new report.

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo starts this morning!

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo starts this morning!

The free event, with its first session at 11 a.m. EDT, features three continuing education sessions as well as a virtual exhibition hall featuring products and services from leading companies serving the senior living profession.

Assisted living owner will pay $213,461 for wage and hour violations

Assisted living owner will pay $213,461 for wage and hour violations

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The owner of three assisted living facilities in Washington state will pay $213,461 to 26 employees after an investigation found overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Labor Department said.

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo is tomorrow!

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo is tomorrow!

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The virtual doors to the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo will open at 10:30 EDT tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13.

More staffing, training could reduce deaths from dementia-related resident-on-resident violence, researcher says

More staffing, training could reduce deaths from dementia-related resident-on-resident violence, researcher says

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Addressing staffing and training issues could help reduce the number of deaths from resident-on-resident incidents involving assisted living and nursing home residents with dementia, says the author of a recently published study on such incidents.

Earn up to three CEs this Wednesday at the McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo

Earn up to three CEs this Wednesday at the McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo

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Attendees of the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo, set for this Wednesday, June 13, can earn up to three continuing education credits and interact with several companies serving the industry.

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

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Some senior living operators risk being overwhelmed by the pace of change in the industry, meaning that there is "tremendous potential for disruption," according to the authors of a new white paper from CliftonLarsonAllen.

10 tips for recruiting and retaining employees

10 tips for recruiting and retaining employees

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A new guide that focuses on recruiting and retaining direct care workers offers advice that applies to many types of senior living employees.

A labor-relations problem that usually gets overlooked

A labor-relations problem that usually gets overlooked

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The labor challenges that senior living operators discuss are part of a larger problem that generally is ignored.

In Focus

Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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