The key to retention in long-term care? Create career paths
Mar 09, 2023
Career stall-out is a frustration that many individuals in senior living and care know deeply and painfully. It can be extremely difficult for people to advance in senior care without additional training...
The allure of the money: Is it really about that when employees leave?
Feb 10, 2023
“This makes me feel so valued.” Scrolling through social media, my eyes were drawn into the post and the picture. What made the individual feel valued? Her employer sent pizza on her birthday while...
Google is one of the best places to work. Can nursing homes emulate it?
Jasmine Travers, Ph.D., R.N.,
Jan 18, 2023
Staffing shortages in nursing homes are worse now than ever before. In 2019, 588,000 certified nursing assistant (CNA) positions in nursing homes needed to be filled. Since the start of the pandemic, 238,000...
Soft skills, attention to high-performers drive retention, expert says
Nov 01, 2022
In looking for the best answers on how to address historic staffing challenges in senior living, according to a “human capital” expert, the secret is to go back to the future.
The leaves are singing, but are our employees?
Oct 21, 2022
The leaves were singing to me, shimmering in the sunlight of the cool mountain air. I had been asked to speak at a conference and decided to fly in the day before and head to the mountains to see the quaking...
Are people really satisfied in their roles?
Sep 01, 2022
There are levels to every organization, and after seeing the results of this year’s Mood of the Market survey by McKnight’s, we must keep in mind that the respondents were nearly all administrators...
Customizing a voluntary benefits strategy for employee retention
Jun 10, 2022
Benefits that aren’t customized to your employees just don’t resonate. Ultimately, they don’t result in higher engagement or retention for your organization.
Here’s your sign: Don’t grow up, it is a trap
May 06, 2022
One of my best-loved activities is to poke around in small town shops. The other day, I announced to my favorite person that a road trip was in order. That led us grabbing our road trip snacks and setting...
Regaining realistic workloads: Humans need maintenance and upgrades too
Apr 05, 2022
My seven-year-old son recently saw a pick-up truck sitting on the side of the road and asked what happened. From my view, it had clearly blown a tire, so I said, “His tire blew up while he was driving.” ...
From traveling nurses to agency staff, providers need to adapt to meet new generation’s needs
Mar 22, 2022
The “future of work” is here and now. For years, younger workers have requested more flexible work arrangements to no avail. Organizations across many sectors didn’t consider these appeals to be...