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33 Posts in Workforce Development

The Elephant in the Room: Staff Turnover

In the past decade, employment in the field of long-term care has seen substantial growth. And that’s not expected to change any time soon! Employment opportunities in healthcare in general are expected to grow 19% between 2014 and 2024, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (For reference, average job growth across all job sectors is just seven percent.) Jobs such as home health care aids,...

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Employee Feedback Doesn’t Need to be a Dreadful Thing

When we think of performance reviews or giving an employee feedback on how they are doing their job, we typically think of the difficult conversation when someone isn’t performing.  When we say to ourselves “I have to go talk to John about how he’s doing his job” it’s usually because something has happened that needs to be addressed.  We are humans, we tend to want to be nice to people, to...

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The Key to Hiring the Best of the Best? No More Weak Interviews

Weak interviews: a candidate’s best friend and an organization’s worst enemy. If you’ve been on the receiving end of a weak interview, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You leave feeling like you nailed it and made a best friend at the same time. “Wow, it was so easy! They didn’t ask me any difficult questions!”

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"Damn Kids! Get Off My Lawn!"; The Latest on Millennials

We’ve been focusing lately on management issues, onboarding, staff development, retention and engagement and managing millennials.  My colleague wrote a great post about millennials and I’m going to add my behavioral health perspective to the “millennial gift”.

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Are You Paying Attention? Top 3 Listening Tips for Busy Managers

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

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Everyday Rewards that Cost Nothing

“Second place is just the first place loser.”

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4 Tips on Becoming Proactive in a Reactive Workplace

Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is one of the world’s bestselling books on leadership. Guess what the very first habit is?

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I Survived Without the Internet!

There have been a lot of articles, blog posts, memes and you name it about the multi-generational workforce. Usually they focus on how millennials are at work, getting into a personality discussion and how they are different from the older generations (not a favorable comparison).

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Senior Caregiver Training - Safety First

Ensuring safety is one of the most important tasks a caregiver performs when providing care for an older person. Helping seniors stay safe reduces the risk for accidents, injuries, hospitalizations and even death. Unfortunately, many caregivers do not have the skills they need to ensure the safety of the people in their care. Senior caregiving training gives family members and other caregivers...

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5 Ways to Encourage Ownership Among Staff

With an increased need for improved business and client outcomes, yet a decrease in the amount of time and other resources available to ensure and maintain these outcomes, providing your staff with the ability to take ownership of their professional development is becoming increasingly valuable.

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