A few weeks ago, I presented at the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Conference.  I was a co-presenter with Heritage Community’’ of Kalamazoo’s VP of HR Myra Johnson about how long-term care organizations can go about improving the candidate experience. Here’s a recap of our presentation and four tips that long-term care professionals

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In order to succeed, long term care organizations must hire qualified employees who are service-oriented, compassionate and flexible. To do so, talent acquisition professionals need to make sure their interview process is as efficient and effective as possible — especially given the surge of unqualified job applicants and the unique long term care working environment. Here

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of presenting on creating a culture of employee accountability at the 40th Annual Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging (VANHA) Conference and Tradeshow in Hot Springs, Virginia. Here are three of my personal takeaways that I believe long term care professionals can use to facilitate a greater culture

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The healthcare sector is one of the few industries that, despite the current economic decline, has a high-volume of job openings. While the high level of vacancies encourages a variety of people to consider joining the healthcare sector, many of the personal traits required for healthcare professions are behavioral-based competencies. Not everyone possesses the compassion and adaptability required to

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It’s such a simple concept that talent acquisition professionals in long term care sometimes take it for granted – you should hire nice people to work at your communities. My friend/AP Journalist Katie Zeizma travels a lot for her job. She was in the lobby bar at some hotel somewhere in the United States and saw

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You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the interview process is not just the candidate’s chance to make a great first impression. It’s also the first impression that candidates get about your organization. One of the very first things you should introduce your candidates to is your healthcare organization’s mission, vision and

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Social media for healthcare recruitment is a hot topic these days. The results of the the HR initiatives survey we did in conjunction with ASHHRA showed that 30% of respondents chose social media for sourcing as one of their most important upcoming initiatives. After speaking with NRH about how they utilize social media for sourcing, I was inspired to sit

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