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|

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|

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|
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