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You Deserve a Raise/Promotion – This Is How to Ask for One

The past year and a half have been difficult for all of us, especially those working in senior living and care. On top of the stress of health and safety concerns, many employees have been asked to take on more responsibilities and longer shifts, often with no additional compensation. As things (finally) begin to return to normal, you may want to consider asking for a raise or promotion, reflecting the [...]


Are You Manifesting a Positive Attitude on the Job?

You have probably heard it said before: a smile is contagious. And while contagions are probably not something you want to be thinking about when it comes to senior living and care – especially not in the midst of a global pandemic – this one could actually make a positive difference in the workplace. Having a positive attitude literally costs nothing you nothing and can have enormous and far-reaching benefits. So, [...]


How to Strengthen Your Team for Exactly Zero Dollars

Team building exercises have a tremendous number of benefits. First, the better your staff knows and respects one another, the stronger the workplace culture and higher the productivity. The importance of this cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to the senior care industry. Working in healthcare can be incredibly draining. Between the long hours and the physical and emotional demand, it is no wonder that burnout is such a [...]


Are You Creating Opportunities for Advancement Within Your Company?

One of the questions most often asked during a job interview is, “what does a career trajectory look like within the company?” Individuals – especially those who are driven – want to know that they will have the opportunity to grow. If they begin to feel like they will be stuck doling out medications or cleaning bedpans for the foreseeable future, it is safe to assume that they will begin [...]


How to Conduct a Productive Video Interview to Ensure You Hire the Right Candidate

A lot of times, phone interviews are done as a means of prescreening a candidate. However, in the wake of the coronavirus, the entire interviewing process will likely take place remotely. In fact, your new employees may not actually set foot in the facility until their very first day. This can obviously pose some problems. Therefore, when hiring for the senior care industry – particularly for positions where an employee [...]


3 Things to Look for Beyond the Resume to Find Quality Staff

Hiring is always a challenge. You want to choose someone who is not only going to help solve your short-term need by filling the open position but who can also grow with your company over time. One of the biggest hiring mistakes that you can make is basing your decision solely on a resume. Of course, this is a good place to start. After all, you need to ensure that [...]


How to Increase Effective Communication with Families

One of the most difficult challenges of the past year has been communication. This has always been tough for senior care facilities. Families are understandably worried about the emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of their loved ones during this transitory period. They want to know that the senior is adjusting well to the new environment and not experiencing any pain or discomfort. Even without the additional stress of a global [...]


What Diversity and Inclusion Looks Like in Senior Living Today

As the Baby Boomer and Gen X populations continue to age and enter retirement facilities, there will be more and more individuals who openly identify as LGBTQ and are looking for an environment that is accepting of their lifestyle. While some senior living centers cater specifically to this demographic, it would be in the best interest of all to take the necessary steps to ensure that residents feel at home [...]


4 Common Fears of Moving into a Senior Living Home

The idea of picking up your entire life and moving to a senior living facility can feel daunting at best. At worst, it could feel like losing or abandoning a life that you know and love. It is no surprise that many people have a really difficult time during this period. In this article, we will take a look at some of the biggest fears that potential residents often have. [...]


How to Appeal to Your Middle Management Employees

Look at most industries and you will generally find a representation of four distinct generations: Generation Z (the most recent to enter the workforce), Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. Of course, depending on the nature of the work, this makeup can vary widely. When it comes to the senior living services industry, for example, it is the youngest and the oldest age groups that are currently thriving, staying in [...]

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