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Don’t Forget the Difference a Leader Can Make Day to Day

September 29, 2021

Equity & Inclusion The name of Kemy Joseph’s DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) consulting firm works in several ways. First, it stands for Fuel Equitable Actions, Relationships, and Systems. But it also recognizes that DEI can bring up some fears. “Oftentimes, fears cause us to respond either in anger or frustration—or to run away from…

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LeadingAge Minnesota CEO Gayle Kvenvold Honored as One of 2021 Most Admired CEOs by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

September 20, 2021

Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota, was recently named a 2021 Most Admired CEO by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. In a feature story published on Sept. 7, Gayle drew attention to the workforce shortages long-term care providers are facing. “Long-term care had a workforce shortage before the pandemic, but it is now…

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Argentum Apprenticeship Program Reports Ongoing Gains in Participation and Results

September 15, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – The Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) has now supported more than 1,500 apprenticeships and is credited for opening doors by its employee partners, according to an announcement today at the 2021 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo in Phoenix. Argentum is the lead applicant and fiscal agent for the $6 million project,…

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Argentum Debuts Promotional Trailer for “Senior Living: Communities of Care” Film Series

September 14, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – In March 2021, Argentum announced a partnership with dBase Media, an omnichannel video production and content marketing organization, to produce a unique series of videos showcasing the story of senior living through Argentum and 15 organizations that provide quality care and service to seniors. Today at the 2021 Argentum Senior Living Executive…

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A Look at Hours and Wages Changes for Early 2021

July 19, 2021

Employment in the senior living industry has trended steadily lower during the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning in March 2020, senior living payrolls contracted in 12 of the next 14 months. In total, more than 79,000 jobs were lost during this period: 8.1 percent of the industry’s employment base. As of April 2021, senior living employment was…

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Argentum’s Apprenticeship Program Passes the 1,200 Participant Goal

July 19, 2021

The Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) has met a major milestone by enrolling 1,211 participants in the first year of the grant. Argentum is the lead applicant and fiscal agent for the $6 million project, which is being funded by a four-year U.S. Department of Labor—Employment and Training Administration Closing the Skills Gap grant. The…

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Ideas on Coaching Your Sales Staff as the Occupancy Pace Picks Up

July 16, 2021

For sales staff, the pandemic took a different kind of toll. Many were wearing several hats, helping any way they could during the crisis. Add to this the difficulty of standing up a system of doing virtual tours and maintaining relationships with prospects they may have gotten to know. And how would the future shake…

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Internship Program Provides an Experience with Purpose

July 16, 2021

Retirement Unlimited is finding that its RUI LIMITLESS internship program it launched in 2020 is providing a valuable experience to interns and the provider alike—even through the pandemic. Established with three summer interns, the program is designed to give “hands-on, tactical training working directly with RUI team members on a community or a corporate level.”…

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New Research into the Needs, Wants & Challenges of Frontline Staff (Sponsored)

July 16, 2021

Sponsored by If there’s a silver lining to the pandemic, it’s that senior living providers put an extra focus on listening to and supporting their staff. And to help providers continue this effort moving forward, OnShift recently surveyed more than 2,800 healthcare workers to gain insight into their daily lives, both personally and professionally. The…

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Skills for the New Environment

July 16, 2021

If the pandemic year-plus has made you re-evaluate your life’s work, raise your hand. Judging from anecdotal evidence and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) numbers alike, there should be a sea of waving hands. The serious drop in employment in many industries during the pandemic had many predicting a bonanza for employers when the economy…

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A Close Look at the Pro Act—And How Argentum is Working for You

July 16, 2021

“It’s a solution looking for a problem,” Argentum vice president of government relations Paul Williams says of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (S. 420/H.R. 842), otherwise known as the PRO Act. In this interview, he outlines how this piece of legislation could affect senior living and other industries, and what Argentum is doing…

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Showing Support and Speaking Out are Keys to an Ethical Culture

July 16, 2021

The impetus for G. Richard Shell’s just-released fourth book, The Conscience Code: Lead with Your Values. Advance Your Career, was seeing younger people coming back to grad school to find a new career track. They weren’t coming for lack of jobs or money; they came after being pressed into a “career or conscience” decision—their employers…

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