Recruitment

Employee retention secrets revealed Aug. 24

Employee retention secrets revealed Aug. 24

Expanded employee recruiting efforts and optimized daily staffing practices will be in focus at a McKnight's webcast starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Aug. 2

Recruitment and retention tips direct from frontline workers

Recruitment and retention tips direct from frontline workers

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Long-term care managers need to understand what they can do to make their workplaces as employee-centered as possible — or risk losing out on the best workers, experts and front-liners alike emphasized on Tuesday.

Training pays off when looking at retention in LTC, panel members say

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Employees feel more rewarded when they have tools to do a great job, which leads to higher retention rates, a long-term care education expert said Monday.

Taking a look at where we look for LTC talent

Taking a look at where we look for LTC talent

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It would appear that long-term care executives are shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to hiring.

Improved nurse retention begins with smart hiring practices, expert says

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The turnover rate for long-term care nurses is far higher than the national average, but facilities can improve retention by adjusting human resources practices, a top workforce researcher said in a McKnight's webcast Thursday.

Recruiting to reduce turnover in LTC

Recruiting to reduce turnover in LTC

Organizations must take steps as early as possible in the employee lifecycle to address dysfunctional turnover. From selection to 'onboarding,' there are specific strategies to improve employee retention.

Late-career leverage: Upheaval spells opportunity

Late-career leverage: Upheaval spells opportunity

Whatever the situation, "experienced" long-term care leaders looking for work need to understand that the landscape is different.

Ask the legal expert ... about due diligence when being recruited

Ask the legal expert ... about due diligence when being recruited

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I'm an administrator and am being recruited by a skilled nursing facility with past legal troubles. What should I do to satisfy myself that this facility has cleaned up its act and would be a good place to work?

You're fired! Welcome to the team

You're fired! Welcome to the team

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The holy grail of long-term care hiring would have to be the ability to divine in advance who will end up becoming a personnel liability and workplace nightmare. Most providers try to do that with a combination of intuition, hypnosis, polygraphs, frisking and background checks.

Long-term care struggling to hold onto employees, expert explains

A year after healthcare reform became law, finding and keeping good industry employees continues to be a massive challenge, especially in long-term care, an expert in healthcare recruitment and retention said Wednesday.

Comprehensive redraft of nurse's role sought in government-backed study

A new initiative to study the future of nursing in America and help address the growing nursing shortage, was launched Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.

Temporary lull in nursing shortage hurts nursing homes, new analysis suggests

Nursing homes aren't reaping the benefits of a temporary easing of the nursing shortage nationwide caused by generally improved economic conditions, a new analysis finds.

Robot nurses to care for aging Japanese

Japan, like many countries around the world, is facing a serious shortage of caregivers to look after its rapidly growing elderly population. Unlike others, however, it is about to create an army of robot nurses.

Providers offering more drastic incentives for new nursing hires

Hospitals and nursing facilities around the country are getting more dramatic in their efforts to attract new employees in the face of a worsening nurse shortage, according to a recent report.

AHCA to Congress: More long-term care nurses needed

AHCA to Congress: More long-term care nurses needed

Congress should enact reforms that bolster the long-term care workforce and help address the nursing shortage, the American Health Care Association told lawmakers Monday.

Evidence-based research delivers new staff retention tools to nursing homes

Evidence-based research delivers new staff retention tools to nursing homes

Long-term care providers, who frequently suffer employee turnover rates near 100% annually, have three new resources designed to reduce workforce turnover. The new tools, which were announced Monday by the Better Jobs Better Care Coalition, also can help providers find new employees and create a better work environment for the staff they already have, researchers said.

Job satisfaction latest nurse recruitment tool

Nursing homes may want to turn their attention to hospitals, which are trying a new method to retain and recruit nurses. Instead of offering financial incentives, they're improving job satisfaction, according to The Washington Post.

New code seeks to prevent unethical treatment of foreign-educated nurses

New code seeks to prevent unethical treatment of foreign-educated nurses

Authors from several healthcare organizations have developed a code to protect the rights of foreign-educated nurses, including those who work in long-term care.

Nursing home aide turns out to be a king

Nursing home aide turns out to be a king

It's sometimes amazing to realize how little we know about the people with whom we work. Like the nurse down the hall who is an accomplished jazz pianist. Or that colleague who graduated from culinary school. But how about a nurse's aide who holds the position of king in Uganda?

Ask the care expert

Ask the care expert

I do the CNA training, and help with checking certifications. Are there standard requirements for CNAs?

Researchers: Resident violence in Canada "out of control"

Aides in Canadian nursing homes are being assaulted by residents at "appallingly" high rates, according to university researchers. Physical attacks were made daily against nearly half of workers surveyed, their studied revealed.

Report: Nearly 1 in 10 nurse positions unfilled

Report: Nearly 1 in 10 nurse positions unfilled

Nearly 8% of full-time equivalent nursing staff positions aren't being filled, according to directors of nursing polled in the newly released Senior Care Digest Interdisciplinary Report.

Salaries increase for DONs, administrators

Salaries increase for DONs, administrators

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Good nursing leaders are a hot commodity - at least if the most recently compiled salary findings are to be believed.

60 Seconds with...

60 Seconds with...

Jane F. Potter, MD Board Chairwoman, American Geriatrics Society