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Career Pathways Help Lead Culinary to Four-Star Engagement

April 9, 2020

How do you reduce a six-month turnover rate by 8.6 percent? Follow the stars. That was one of the answers for Trilogy Health Services, which is seeing dining services turnover drop. In its Southeast division alone, for instance, it went from 47 percent to 23 percent. More important, the numbers reflect a stronger level of…

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Argentum, ASHA Launch FastMatch for Displaced Workers

April 7, 2020

Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) have announced a new resource to guide workers who have been displaced due to the fallout from COVID-19 into employment opportunities in senior living. The latest data from the Department of Labor shows that more than 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment in recent weeks and…

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Argentum Launches Senior Living Works Expansion Focused on the Future Workforce

January 23, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum is pleased to announce a new resource available from Senior Living Works. Careers in Caring, found on the Senior Living Works website, aims to share information with jobseekers and students on opportunities available in the senior living industry. Showcased online are 20 careers across caregiving and nursing, hospitality and resident services,…

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Start Planning Now to Make the Most of April’s Careers in Aging Week

October 16, 2019

People working in senior living and aging services often have this backstory: They hadn’t known about the opportunities or the variety the field offers. They didn’t know they could even get a job right out of high school, or apply their experience from another field, or enjoy a lifelong career. And they hadn’t realized how…

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Exploring Strategies for a Tight Market

October 16, 2019

Wanted: 2.5 million more senior living workers. Please apply before 2030. The senior living industry directly employs more than 767,000 Americans, and indirectly employs more than 915,000 workers in related industries. This industry, with nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in economic impact, drives economies from local to global. These thousands of workers are licensed and registered…

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Argentum Congratulates Companies Recognized as 2019 Best Workplaces in Aging Services

August 22, 2019

Alexandria, Va.—Argentum, a national association of senior living providers, congratulates its members named by the Great Place to Work® Institute as companies fostering high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Great Place to Work, a global research and analytics firm, identified 40 senior living providers on its second annual list of 50 senior care companies published today on…

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Vi Senior Living Communities and Corporate Office Achieve Great Place to Work® Certification

July 9, 2019

For the second year in a row, Vi, a leading national developer, owner and operator of high-end continuing care retirement communities, is pleased to announce that its 10 communities and its corporate office in Chicago have been certified as a great workplace by Great Place to Work®.

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Young Leaders Further Career Prospects Through New Partnership

July 1, 2019

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – By way of an emergent partnership with Discovery Senior Living, 16 students from Endicott College (Beverly, Mass.) gained firsthand knowledge about the inner workings of today’s senior living communities and explored burgeoning career opportunities in the fast-growing industry. As members of the College’s DECA organization, the students represent a sampling of…

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Securing the Right Training Opportunities for Sales Staff

May 21, 2018

Twenty years ago, senior living sales and marketing training would have included discussions about reading body language, tracking the time between the first phone call and a community visit, and developing talking points to combat rejections. Today, while some of those discussions are still relevant, sales and marketing managers are more likely to discuss changing…

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Finding Success with Cross-Generational Mentoring

May 21, 2018

When Ann Tardy was a young employee of a large accounting firm, she wrote a memo to a senior executive identifying shortcomings she identified in the firm’s workplace culture and offering ideas for how to address them. In response, the executive established standing, one-on-one meetings with Tardy to pick her brain and discuss her ideas.…

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Attracting Staff with a Local Engagement Strategy

May 21, 2018

It’s no surprise that the world’s aging population is creating a greater demand for increased staffing in senior living communities. To meet that need, it’s imperative that industry professionals start addressing the issue locally and educate potential employees about the many job and career opportunities that exist across the senior living spectrum. What can senior…

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Reducing the Learning Curve for New Employees

May 21, 2018

It’s hard to overstate the value of a solid onboarding process. Industry watchers say the high turnover rate in senior living tracks directly back to the hiring process, especially those early days in which a new worker gets familiar with the senior living environment. Those who fail to click with the culture tend to jump…

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