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What Recruiters Look For When Hiring

October 31, 2017

In order to better compete in your job search, you want to understand what recruiters look for when hiring in 2017. Jobvite’s 2017 Recruiter Nation Report sheds light on what’s most important to recruiters as the source and interview job candidates. Jobvite’s 2017 Recruiter Nation Report is the result of surveying 831 recruiters in the…

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Creating a Workplace That Works—At Every Age

October 31, 2017

Seismic demographic change will have a distinct effect on the senior living sector, and generational shift may be the most prevalent form of that change. What can leaders do to build a high-performing team in this environment? Argentum’s Workforce Development Symposium, sponsored by OnShift and held September 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C., was a day…

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Managing the Biggest Community Expenses: Labor, Food & Energy

October 31, 2017

The elements of operational expenditure are discrete, quantifiable, and eminently manageable. Labor. Food. Energy. Each can be addressed as a unique problem set. The brightest operators—along with the sharpest vendors—have come up with a whole menu of options when it comes to managing costs in each of these critical areas, from waste in the kitchen,…

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How to Negotiate Your Salary – and Succeed

October 26, 2017

For employees, negotiating salary can feel like navigating treacherous territory. After all, what if you don’t get what you ask for? What if the employer laughs you out of the room? What if your salary-negotiation skills are so abysmal that you end up losing the job offer altogether? “It’s such a tricky thing because there…

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Learn to Love Networking

October 23, 2017

“I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although some people have a natural passion for it—namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social interaction—many understandably see it as brown-nosing, exploitative, and inauthentic. But…

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Argentum Member Workforce Survey

October 18, 2017

Senior Living Executive surveyed Argentum members to gather data on recruitment practices and retention of senior living professionals. We received over 200 responses, from predominantly management and senior-level positions, to inquiries relating to demographics, length of employment in senior living, employment in other industries, and projected desire to remain in senior living, among other questions.…

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New Sales Counselor Certificate Program Aims to Elevate Sales Training for Senior Living Professionals

October 16, 2017

Argentum has launched a senior living sales counselor certificate program to build knowledge and competencies of senior living sales professionals. The certificate ensures participants will walk away with a complete understanding of the different service levels of senior living and be able to speak intelligently with prospective residents about options that best fit that individual’s…

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White House Unveils Significant Healthcare Changes

October 13, 2017

President Trump made two key moves this week that will significantly affect the current state of healthcare in the United States. He issued an executive order with a goal of providing Americans and their employers with more affordable options in the healthcare marketplace, and said the administration will immediately stop funding for subsidy payments to…

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What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?

September 28, 2017

The 18th-century polymath Jeremy Bentham once wrote, “Pain and pleasure govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think.” Modern neuroscience strongly supports Bentham’s intuition. The brain’s limbic system, which is important for emotion and motivation, projects to the rest of the brain, influencing every aspect of our being, from…

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Employers Can’t Ask About Salary History Any More. So, What Now?

September 15, 2017

Pay equity continues to be a hot topic: shareholder activist groups, politicians, and Hollywood stars are talking about it. For a number of companies, it’s deeply embedded in their external brand. Equal pay has been under the regulatory spotlight for a while now, and more states (and some cities) are upping the game with new…

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When to Consider a Lateral Career Move

September 15, 2017

Moving up the corporate ladder, go, go and away we go! While it’s great to be ambitious and set goals, sometimes those goals can and should include pivoting sideways rather than upward. Instead of thinking of a lateral move as a step back or a stagnant move, in many ways it can position you for…

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How to Handle Stress During a Job Interview

September 15, 2017

Have you ever felt incredibly stressed during a job interview? If so, you’re not alone. Most people say that interviewing for a job is an overwhelmingly stressful experience. Fortunately, you can come to terms with job interview stress by understanding that a certain amount of stress can actually help you ace the interview; that practicing for your…

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