The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services inserted an important new requirement in the latest version of its Payroll-Based Journal manual. It’s one of those innocent-looking provisions that are fairly easy to skim over. But your facility might quickly find itself in hot water should it be ignored.
Employees seem to be in the driver’s seat more than ever thanks to high turnover and worker shortages in long-term care. That’s why on Feb. 16 providers are being presented with a vital McKnight’s webinar, “Employee Engagement: Your Key to Success in 2017.”
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction against a pending overtime rule that would have increased overtime pay eligibility for most long-term care employees.
The use of contract agency staff to fill nurse aide and licensed nurse vacancies is escalating. This increase is seen across many states, not to mention across the nation as a whole. Yes, we have a well-documented nursing shortage. Who, if anyone, is concerned? Let’s all take a number and get in line!
The youngest generation of employees entering the long-term care workforce will affect professional attitudes and policies profoundly. And that’s not entirely a bad thing. Just don’t take your eye off your non-millennial employees’ well-being as well.
The stars in the workforce-strategy universe must have aligned on Thursday, because a new government report about millennials dropped around the same time that we kicked off a webcast on hiring and retaining millennial workers.