Managing Reviews to Create a Strong Online Presence

Do you research reviews before eating at a restaurant? Do you check multiple review sites when purchasing a product, especially if it has a large price tag? Consumers use online reviews and online review sites to research and make informed purchasing decisions. From restaurants to gadgets and more, online reviews are part of the purchasing process. Most smart businesses have already been creating and running programs that encourage consumers to leave reviews on popular sites relevant for the business and industry. Regardless of your industry, [...]

By |2022-12-07T10:45:58-06:00December 6th, 2022|

New Amendment offers Competitive Advantages for Nursing Employment

As you may have recently heard, effective September 27, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) adopted an amendment to Title 26 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 556, regarding Nurse Aides and Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs.

 

What this means is that now Assisted Living communities are eligible to be designated clinical sites, allowing them to conduct on-site training for Nursing programs. Offering Nursing instruction onsite is a great recruiting and employee benefit. This gives Assisted Living communities a competitive advantage in [...]

By |2022-11-16T15:23:45-06:00November 16th, 2022|

Recruiting Tips Here to Stay

Senior Living providers share insights on changes to recruiting that work and are here to stay.

  • Over the past year, operators have been sharing changes to traditional recruiting efforts that have had a positive impact on their recruiting and retention efforts. Below is a brief summary of some top Recruiting Tips that Assisted Living providers say are here to stay.
    • Recruiting is managed just like the sales process.
      • Hold weekly recruiting meetings among hiring managers to review candidate traffic metrics, hiring, offers, and more. Review [...]
By |2022-09-22T11:38:36-05:00September 22nd, 2022|

Recruiting with the Sales Process Works!

In TALA’s February Blog, the recruiting question was asked, "Is the answer in senior living sales strategies?”

On March 8, 2022 a Senior Housing News article, ‘Sales People Could Recruit’: Juniper, The Springs Living Harness Sales Processes, Talent to Confront Labor Crunch, by Tim Regan and featuring TALA Member, Lynn Katzmann of Juniper Communities, the question was answered with a resounding YES! 

The article describes the industry challenges to recruit and hire staff at the start of the pandemic. As salespeople were on pause to [...]

By |2022-03-17T19:20:40-05:00March 17th, 2022|

Early Retirement Impacts On The Labor Pool

A large majority who have left the workforce are older Americans. Can senior living operators tap into this pool of potential future job seekers?

Individuals have left the workforce for a myriad of reasons since the start of the pandemic. Some due to layoff, health concerns, child care, or any number of other personal reasons. However, among those who have left and are not returning, no group is larger than older Americans who chose early retirement.

Nearly 70% of the 5 million people who left the labor [...]

By |2021-12-23T07:19:14-06:00December 22nd, 2021|

Leaders Feel Stress Too!

What support is available and how can leaders spread the word to staff?

The December TALA Hour sponsored by Marsh & McLennan Agency highlighted the importance of identifying indicators of stress and the toll it takes on us all. Leaders feel stress too! is a topic to help leaders recognize the need for self care while also identifying signs of burnout in others. 

Guest speaker Glenna Hecht, an accomplished speaker, trainer and certified HR Guru, points out the far too often reality where leaders are [...]

By |2021-12-14T14:19:18-06:00December 14th, 2021|

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|

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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