Yearly Archives: 2018

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3 12, 2018

Avoiding Unconscious Bias in Hiring

December 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Many hiring managers like to treat an interview as a casual conversation between the manager and a potential employee. They want to get to know candidates as more than just their resumes and think that this is the best way to determine if they will fit well with the rest of their teams. But this [...]

5 11, 2018

Solutions for Staffing Shortages

November 5th, 2018|Blog|

With unemployment levels at historic lows, few industries have been able to avoid the challenges associated with finding the talent they need to fill their open positions. One industry that has seen a significant impact is the senior housing and care sector. In fact, 18 percent of the senior-care CFOs surveyed for one recent Ziegler [...]

11 10, 2018

Make Better Hires by Expanding Your Data Sources

October 11th, 2018|Blog|

In many companies, the hiring process follows a predictable path and usually involves the same decision makers. Typically, hiring managers and HR representatives do most of the work when it comes to evaluating resumes, conducting interviews, and making the offers. Companies that want to improve their hiring processes, though, should leverage other data sources that [...]

4 09, 2018

More than a Paycheck

September 4th, 2018|Blog|

No company can succeed unless it has employees who are engaged, competent, and willing and able to do the best work they can for the organization. But great employees don’t just magically appear out of thin air: a company has to attract, hire, and retain them. The hiring-and-retention playbook contains many effective strategies. Offering a [...]

1 08, 2018

How to Hire (and Keep) Great Employees: Train Them!

August 1st, 2018|Blog|

With unemployment in the USA continuing to hover around 4 percent, the struggle to fill open positions remains one of employers’ biggest concerns. In fact, just over 40 percent of respondents to the ASQ 2018 Manufacturing Outlook Survey point to “finding skilled workers” as their top challenge this year (whereas “the economy” is seen as [...]

2 07, 2018

The Four Pillars of a Leadership Development Program

July 2nd, 2018|Blog|

We’ve written before about the importance of implementing a structured interview and development process to assess the leadership ability of your applicants and hire the strongest candidates into your community. Once you have these leaders in place, however, the important process of unlocking and unleashing their potential begins. Your leadership development plan needs to start [...]

4 06, 2018

Learn from Your Competition

June 4th, 2018|Blog|

“It's competition that forces companies to get out of their complacency.” —John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Companies that rest on their laurels are often doomed to fail. Just take a look at the many cautionary tales that have emerged over the past decade alone about once-mighty companies that have fallen because they couldn’t adapt [...]

7 05, 2018

The Power of Focus

May 7th, 2018|Blog|

In both life and business, it’s always a good idea to be open to new opportunities. Especially in the business world, getting stuck in a rut poses real dangers: the lack of innovation can decrease an organization’s competitiveness and even lead it into obsolescence. That’s why many companies’ long-term strategies often emphasize growth (by either [...]

9 04, 2018

Assessing Leaders Through a Structured Interview and Development Process

April 9th, 2018|Blog|

You can have a solid business plan, offer stellar senior care, employ the best CNAs and skilled nurses available, and have all the capital your communities could ever need; however, if you don’t have effective leadership, none of it will work. Your business plan will flounder, objectives unmet; your caregivers will be directionless and unmotivated; [...]

2 03, 2018

How to Win the War for Talent

March 2nd, 2018|Blog|

With U.S. unemployment rates hitting remarkable lows, more and more companies are struggling to fill their open positions. Offering higher salaries and better benefits isn’t enough to lure top talent, though, especially when an organization hopes to woo (or steal) candidates from its competitors. Financial-based incentives are one common fix, but companies can actually get [...]

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