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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This post is an excerpt from the HealthcareSource and ASHHRA 2013 HR Initiatives Survey white paper. In this white paper, we reveal what your peers in long-term care identified as their top HR initiatives to reduce costs, and improve resident satisfaction and safety. Download our 2013 HR Initiatives Survey white paper to learn the survey results, along with insights from

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Protecting the health of residents is the primary focus of long-term care communities. Nursing staff are carefully trained to attend to all aspects of residents’ physical well-being, and the hiring process generally focuses on the candidate’s specific caregiving skills and experience. One element of residents’ health that needs to be kept in mind during the

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According to the Administration on Aging, 1 in 4 patients admitted to a skilled nursing facility are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days at a cost of $4.3 billion dollars. In particular, hospital emergency rooms see a disproportionate number of elderly long-term care residents in their patient population, and this number appears to be increasing. Researchers at

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Healthcare hiring is on the rise in all industry areas, but the IT sector faces several specific challenges. According to the Annual 2013 HIMSS Leadership Survey, more than three quarters of major healthcare providers outsource part or all of their IT services. This can lead to worker shortages that impact quality of care and profitability. As

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At a time when the elderly and disabled population is growing, long-term care professionals are more in demand than ever before. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 20 percent of the United States population is disabled. And the United Nations predicts that disability percentages will rise worldwide, partially because of an

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For talent acquisition professionals in long-term care, it’s important to think of candidates as customers. By taking the customer service values that apply to a long-term care’s staff and residents and applying them to applicants, long-term care organizations will be able to provide a more positive candidate experience. More importantly, a thoughtful and meaningful candidate

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In over half of the fifty states, residents are abused or neglected in one out of every five nursing homes. This disturbing rate of improper care fuels families’ worst nightmares. How can they ensure an elderly loved one will be safe when receiving care away from home? One organization is taking strides to answer that

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