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Engagement Leads to Retention

On May 29, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Engaging with your staff is an essential way to empower your team, promote a sense of value and to retain your staff. We know that staff who are engaged have higher job satisfaction, show enthusiasm for their work and improve outcomes within your organization.
LeadingAge Minnesota offers a free, web-based toolkit to help boost your ability to engage with staff. 

Create an Inclusive Hiring Process

On May 14, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Direct care staff have opinions that matter! When frontline staff know that they will be responsible for training new team members, they are often invested in the people who get hired in the first place and become more invested in the training process. Empower your team by training and including frontline staff in the interview process. 

Spice Up Staff Perks

On May 8, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Many companies have gotten creative with their employee benefits as a way of recruiting, rewarding and retaining staff. Tech companies, in particular, have a reputation for working some fun into the work-lives of their teams. 

Treat Recruitment like a Marketing Campaign

On April 30, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Recruitment needs to be more than a generic “Now Hiring!” sign or tired newspaper advertisement. What can you do to create a more focused recruitment campaign? Know your community and create a targeted recruitment campaign.  

Best Practices: Using Social Media to Tell Your Story

On April 16, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Are you promoting your organization on social media? For many, using Facebook and Instagram to build the workforce pipeline is a new concept. The good news is that social media is all about telling your story – and from big to small, aging services providers have so many fun stories to share!  

Share your “WHY” to Recruit

On April 10, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Do you know about the Golden Circle? As you think about workforce recruitment and retention, explaining to potential new hires what your organization does is easy – and explaining how you do it is helpful. But great organizations are effective at explaining why they exist. Learn how great leaders inspire action by listening to this TED Talk from Simon Sinek explaining the Golden Circle and the importance of your “Why.” 

Employer Applications for Summer Health Care Internship Program Due April 12

On April 2, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Employer applications for the 2019 Summer Health Care Internship Program are due April 12. Care centers, home care providers and adult day services providers are encouraged to participate.

Does Your Organization Stand Out?

On April 2, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

With the increasing workforce shortage in all business sectors, aging services organizations need to focus on what makes them stand out as a best place to work. Research shows that Millennials and Generation Z find the mission and meaning of organizations to be acutely important when making their employment decisions – lucky for us in older adult services!  

Recruiting Retired Workers and New Americans

On March 26, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Resolving workforce challenges in our field is a multi-tiered strategy. One area to consider is recruiting retired workers and new Americans. Two LeadingAge Minnesota members piloted programs to work with tribal partners and the Somali community to improve their recruitment efforts. Read more for their stories, as well as thoughts on giving the growing number of Baby Boomers a chance to use their skills and make a difference in their community. 

Employer Applications for Summer Health Care Internship Program Due April 12

On March 19, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Employer applications for the 2019 Summer Health Care Internship Program (SHCIP) are due April 12. Hospitals, clinics, care centers, home care providers and adult day services providers are encouraged to participate on behalf of qualified students in their community. 

Career Pathway Resources

On March 13, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Teach students about Career Pathways in aging services using these excellent tools developed by the California Assisted Living Association:  

Attract Students with Scholarship Opportunities

On February 26, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Do you know about all of the scholarship programs available in Minnesota? Do job applicants know about these opportunities when you are recruiting new staff? 

Free Resources: Careers in Aging Week

On February 19, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Careers in Aging Week is March 3 -7. This is a great time to make people aware of the wide variety and rewarding careers in aging services. LeadingAge national has provided FREE resources our members can use to take advantage of this great opportunity. We also encourage members to visit our Workforce Center for ideas that support recruitment activities all year long!  

Grow Future Workforce: Mock Interviews

On February 13, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

As a leading employer in your community, offering students practice interviewing opportunities for their first job is a great way to form a relationship with students entering the workforce and local schools. 

Need a Career Awareness & Recruitment Tool? Use Our Career Pathway Presentation!

On January 29, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Connections with local high schools are a great way to get young people thinking about careers in our field. Maybe you’ll even see some immediate applications for entry level positions such as direct caregivers or dietary aides! What should you do?   

Just Launched: New Career Awareness Campaign

On January 8, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Thanks to the efforts of the Long-Term Care Imperative, HealthForce Minnesota was given funding from the State of Minnesota to create a senior care career awareness campaign -- Caring Careers Start Here

Host an Open House for New Career Awareness Campaign

On December 12, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

HealthForce Minnesota will soon launch Caring Careers Start Here, a career awareness campaign targeted at aging services. We are encouraging members to host an Open Hearts Open House to expose students and adults to the great careers that await them in your settings.

Relationships with Local Schools Boost Recruitment

On December 5, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

We know that the toughest workforce crisis is yet to come as the labor force fails to keep the pace with growth in the aging population. The ratio of the working age population compared to those over the age of 85 will decrease by 46 percent over the next 20 years. It is important to start building your future workforce pipeline today!   

New Recruitment Videos Launch: Post, Share, Like, Repeat!

On December 5, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

Social Media is a key tool for recruiting new staff. Use the two videos below in your recruitment efforts to engage job seekers in your community. When all LeadingAge Minnesota members come together to share a unified message, the impact can be powerful. Share these videos today!  

Just Launched: New Career Awareness Campaign

On November 28, 2018 by Guest Contributor

Thanks to the efforts of the Long-Term Care Imperative, HealthForce Minnesota was given funding from the State of Minnesota to create a senior care career awareness campaign -- Caring Careers Start Here

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