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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According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one in five patients wind up back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving, creating a “revolving-door” affect. The readmission of Medicare patients alone amounts to $26 billion annually, $17 billion of which is spent on return trips — surely some of those incidences wouldn’t occur if the patient received

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The healthcare industry is growing at a rate twice that of the national economy and is on track to create 5.6 million new jobs by 2020, according to a study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce. More job openings means there will be competition between healthcare organizations to bring top talent on board —

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A study of long term care providers found that many of their employees feel a sense of personal accomplishment from their job. However, with more and more demands being placed on the healthcare industry as a whole, many long term care providers also reported high levels of employee emotional exhaustion. Emotionally exhausted employees can feel unmotivated,

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Back in April, we launched our first annual Planetree and HealthcareSource HR Influence Survey. The purpose of the survey was to learn what kind of role human resources plays in healthcare organizations when it comes to improving the patient or resident experience. Here’s an infographic displaying some of the survey results related to the communication gap that

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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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Earlier this month we launched our first annual Planetree and HealthcareSource HR Influence Survey. The purpose of the survey was to learn what kind of role human resources plays in healthcare organizations when it comes to improving the patient or resident experience. Here’s an infographic based on a few of the survey results, along with three steps

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Aligning the interview process to your long term care organization’s culture is important. But what about once your candidates begin work? The first 90 days of a new job are when employees are the most impressionable. The very first day has a lasting impact. According to Myra Johnson, VP of HR at Heritage Communities of Kalamazoo,

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As baby boomers age, more and more people will need health services, and some will choose to seek these services from the comforts of their own home. As this generation continues to reach retirement age, the need for home care services will only increase. The high demand for home care services means greater demand for

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