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Can you fire an employee for negative Facebook postings? It depends, apparently

Can you fire an employee for negative Facebook postings? It depends, apparently

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Faceboook turned 10 this week and has essentially changed the way more than a billion people connect with each other via the Internet. But what's to be done when one of those people is an employee who is sharing harmful workplace information?

Workaholics suffer mentally and physically, analysis says

Workaholics suffer mentally and physically, analysis says

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Working long hours may result in decreased mental health and skipping meals, according to new research. While there has long been an assumed link between workaholism and well-being, there has been a lack of supporting research.

Feds offer more support for workers' background checks

Feds offer more support for workers' background checks

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A federal agency is again offering to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to employee background checks for long-term care providers. All direct-care employees could potentially be affected.

'Pay attention': Free webcast on how retention [of good employees] pays

'Pay attention': Free webcast on how retention [of good employees] pays

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'Pay attention: Retention pays' was the title of the latest in a series of free McKnight's webcasts for long-term care professionals. The hour-long event was broadcast live Aug. 28 and is available for a year via the McKnight's online archive. Lead presenters were Shelly Szarek-Skodny, the president and CEO of Legacy Business Partners, and Mark Woodka, the CEO of OnShift Software. They addressed staffing strategies critical for minimizing turnover and retaining good employees, a route to better outcomes, higher occupancy, increased resident satisfaction — and a healthier bottom line.

Provide employee respite care, watch staff turnover rates drop

Provide employee respite care, watch staff turnover rates drop

Just a year and a half later and I was done. Even for two weeks after the fact, I was numb - completely drained of emotion, lethargic, and avoiding interaction with others. Burnout.

A team for all ages

A team for all ages

When working at a continuing care retirement community, or for that matter any type of organization that services the aging population, one hears the term "Intergenerational programming" from time to time. Most think of it in one of two ways. But there is a third intergenerational program that occurs every day — and it's one that people often don't consider.

About those rats at your facility ...

About those rats at your facility ...

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I think we might have caught some of you sleeping not long ago. That's the only way I can explain what happened - or should I say what did NOT happen.

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