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Attitude Of Gratitude

Do opportunities lie within a recruitment and retention strategy when viewed with an Attitude of Gratitude?

As we head into the holidays, the time to reflect back with immense gratitude to all who serve in senior living is with greater meaning this year. The pandemic has lingered on with uncertainty and strain on communities and all those who support them. Yet, so many individuals continue day in and day out to show up with a positive attitude and serve. 

Thank you! 

Thank you all for your [...]

By |2021-11-23T06:08:36-06:00November 22nd, 2021|

TALA Survey Results: The Future Of Recruiting

Survey results share insights into the future path of recruiting

The Future of Recruiting TALA Workforce Development Committee workgroup was tasked with surveying senior living professionals to compile a list of best recruitment platforms used in today’s environment along with best applicant engagement practices. 

A survey was completed in July of 2021 with 78 senior living professional respondents. The survey revealed insights into the future path of recruiting.

Over 80% of companies who responded are using job boards, such as Indeed, as their primary source of recruiting, [...]

By |2021-10-27T12:40:37-05:00October 26th, 2021|

Where is everyone? Crickets

September 2021, Rose Saenz, Vice President of Workforce Development, TALA

Working to understand why recruiting frontline staff is so difficult

Driving around town, help wanted signs are everywhere! So where is everyone? According to the Texas Labor Market Review as of August 2021, the Help Wanted Online Index (HWOI) has increased 9.1% from just last month. Wage and Salary employment increased over the month in July by 80,900 jobs with 10 of 11 major industries adding jobs. The unemployment rate has dropped to 6.2% in Texas [...]

By |2021-09-02T14:43:54-05:00September 2nd, 2021|

Diving Into The Needs Of Today’s Workforce

From the desk of Rose Saenz, VP of Workforce Development, TALA

Senior Living operators are all too familiar with challenges in attracting and retaining employees. Prior to the pandemic operators experimented with technology, bonuses, and other ways to draw interest into the workforce. Now, the pandemic has shifted priorities from ‘nice to have’ to ‘must have’ actions. 

It comes as no surprise to operators that employees want good pay, good benefits and a good culture. What has taken the spotlight is ever rising pay. The pandemic [...]

By |2021-07-30T16:08:50-05:00July 30th, 2021|

Creating A Culture Of Empowerment!

From the desk of Rose Saenz, VP of Workforce Development for TALA

Communities across the industry are witnessing, in real time, extremely high turnover rates and lack of engagement from staff. A recent analysis of nursing facilities published by the Journal Health Affairs based on Payroll-based Journal (PBJ) reporting looked across the US in 2017 and 2018 of more than 15,000 facilities studied off federal data, reviewed 492 million shifts worked by 4.4 million staffers. The findings concluded 95% staff turnover rates primarily [...]

By |2021-08-02T16:12:17-05:00April 8th, 2021|

Staffing Challenges Related To The Pandemic

From the desk of Rose Saenz, VP of Workforce Development for TALA

Communities across the industry are experiencing added staffing pains related to the pandemic. In a recently published white paper by OnShift titled, Survey Report Workforce 360, over 2100 senior living professionals were surveyed. A 22% year over year increase use of staffing agency was reported to fill critical shifts. Many surveyed noted the increase use of agency is a direct response to pandemic related needs.

If you are feeling alone facing increased [...]

By |2021-08-02T16:10:39-05:00January 25th, 2021|
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