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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.  

Encourage Staff to Like and Share

On April 24, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Having an active social media presence is important for recruitment and community engagement. Social media is most impactful when it is shared with others - so get your staff involved! One LeadingAge Minnesota Workforce Solutions Grantee, Mother of Mercy in Albany, focused their Workforce Solutions Grant on a digital media 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!  

Due This Week: Employer Applications for Summer Health Care Internship Program

On April 10, 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. 

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:  

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?   

Senior Living Works Ambassador Challenge

On October 9, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

Challenge: Can we get 50 LeadingAge Minnesota members to become Senior Living Works Ambassadors? It’s free and easy and could change the landscape of recruiting staff into older adult services in Minnesota. 

Senior Living Works Ambassador Challenge

On October 2, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

Challenge: Can we get 50 LeadingAge Minnesota members to become Senior Living Works Ambassadors? It’s free and easy and could change the landscape of recruiting staff into older adult services in Minnesota! 

Free Recruitment Tools

On September 11, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

More than 350 senior living professionals have signed on as Senior Living Works Ambassadors! Will you be next? 

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