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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 [...]

2 02, 2018

For the Best Hiring Decisions, Rely on Data – Not on Gut Feelings

February 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Gut feelings have guided much of human behavior throughout our history. Sometimes they help us make decisions about trivial matters, such as what to order for lunch. And sometimes they help us make much more important decisions, such as those that affect our survival. In fact, it’s possible that you’re reading this right now because [...]

8 01, 2018

Modern Hiring Challenges

January 8th, 2018|Blog|

It can sound cliché to talk about the changing role of HR and the hiring manager in 21st century business processes, or about how Millennials are upsetting the traditional employee-manager status quo, or about how technology is revolutionizing how we recruit and retain employees. But in truth, these are facts that cannot be understated. It [...]

13 11, 2017

The High Cost of Drug Use

November 13th, 2017|Blog|

Drug use in the workplace is at its highest point in more than a decade, a recent Quest Diagnostics study has shown. In fact, according to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) survey, about 70% of all drug users are employed—as they make their way into and out of your workplace, they [...]

29 06, 2017

Senior Living Safety and Satisfaction

June 29th, 2017|Blog|

The role of caregiver is known to be a stressful one, with nurses, aides, and memory care givers prone to burnout and fatigue. However, it can also be a risky job – more dangerous in some respects than construction. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants had the [...]

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