Hiring in the world of senior care isn’t easy, and it’s not getting any easier. A recent poll revealed that 3 out of 5 hiring managers and recruiters in the senior care industry believe hiring will be more challenging in 2018 than it was in 2017. And it’s not hard to see why.

Creating a Powerful Employee Referral Network

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The saying goes that it’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know. And when it comes to getting hired, well, we’ve found that there’s some truth to that. Employee referrals continue to be the top source of hires for employers nationwide, accounting for more than 30 percent of overall hires in 2016.

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Compassionate nursing care is linked to higher clinical quality measures and better patient care overall, making it clear that hiring compassionate caregivers is crucial for a healthcare organization’s overall success. Here are some tips to help you hire compassionate caregivers for your healthcare organization. 1. Streamline the Interview Process Streamline the interview process to identify and attract

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The need for post-acute care over the next decade is going to require a massive influx of qualified and caring healthcare workers. While more people are living longer and independent lives, there will be an increased demand for post-acute care staff. Inpatient facilities, long-term care hospitals, and in-home professionals will need more staff members than

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Editorial Note: This is a guest blog post written by Boris Hartl, Content Manager for AHA SmartMarket, the new health collaboration platform from the American Hospital Association. For more information, Boris can be reached at bhartl@aha.org.   Hiring better-performing employees who deliver better patient and resident care is an important goal of every healthcare organization.  I’d like

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In December 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enhanced its Nursing Home Compare program by creating the Five Star Quality Rating System. This way, they figured, they could give residents and their families a quantifiable way to compare and contrast different care centers and quickly understand how well each one performs. With

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It’s been a fascinating year to be a part of the long-term care industry. The industry continues to evolve due to the changing government regulations, the widening skills gap, and an increasing elder population. We believe the top four biggest issues driving the hiring trends in long-term care are: 1. Increasing numbers of High Acuity

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Employee turnover: It’s an issue for every long-term care administrator and staff manager. However, there are tools to help organizations choose the right employees, reduce turnover, and increase employee satisfaction. Our Scientific Advisor, Dr. Frederick Morgeson, of Michigan State University, recently hosted a HealthcareSource-sponsored webinar on reducing turnover for McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. In our recent

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This is a guest blog by Meghan Doherty, our Content Marketing Specialist at HealthcareSource. Meghan is responsible for our educational content development pertaining to the HealthcareSource Quality Talent SuiteSM and manages our white papers, surveys, thought leadership webinars, social media channels, and the HealthcareSource Blog. Connect with Meghan on LinkedIn.  According to SproutSocial, 14.4 million people have used

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