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Food Safety and Worker Training: A Strategic Imperative

June 28, 2018

Food service operations in senior living communities are increasingly getting attention as a source of competitive advantage. David Koelling, president of Strategic Dining Services, a dining service and hospitality management provider, knows the strategic importance of the dining operation. “For many operators, dining is the number one controllable expense, and the biggest driver of resident…


Argentum Joins CDW in Opposition to Union Card Check Legislation

June 25, 2018

In response to recent efforts by labor unions to garner support for stripping workers’ rights to secret ballots and private voting in union elections, in advance of the mid-term elections, Argentum joined Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) in strong opposition of S. 2810, the Workplace Democracy Act (WDA).  This far-reaching legislation would: Strip workers’…


Benchmark Makes Additional Investments in Associate Development

June 19, 2018

(Waltham, Mass.)– Benchmark, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, is well on its way to becoming one of their industry’s most sought-after employers. To further its goal to attract and retain people who share Benchmark’s values and are committed to serving residents, families and fellow associates, the company has expanded its associate…


David Fife Returns to Benchmark as Executive Director for Split Rock

June 14, 2018

Waltham, Mass. – David Fife began his long-term care career at Benchmark, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, and now he’s returning to the company as Executive Director for Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock, a premier assisted living and memory care community in Shelton, Conn. “Benchmark’s dedication to its associates and…


Benchmark’s The Atrium at Rocky Hill Welcomes New Executive Director

June 14, 2018

Waltham, Mass. – In college, Trish Keaney remembers being confused by what her roommate’s major in gerontology actually was. Over 20 years later, she never imagined she would be pursuing and loving a career in the same field and in her new role as Executive Director for The Atrium at Rocky Hill, a Benchmark memory…

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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.…


Benchmark Senior Living Awards Best of the Best At Annual Gala

April 16, 2018

Waltham, Mass. – It is true that an organization is only as strong and as compassionate as its people, which is why Benchmark Senior Living (, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, is widely known for having the best, brightest and most caring talent in health care. At its 16th Annual…


How to Increase Your Influence at Work

March 12, 2018

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives and adopt your ideas?…


Benchmark Senior Living Selected for ‘Best Places to Work in Connecticut’ List for Second Year

March 7, 2018

Benchmark Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced they have been chosen by the Hartford Business Journal as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Connecticut, ranking 15th in the large business category for the second year. The company is one of only 45 in Connecticut to…

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Five Best Practices to Reduce the Risk of Employee Incidents

February 23, 2018

Safety first. There’s a reason why this mantra is common in workplaces nationwide. Employee injuries and incidents are a major concern for all types of businesses, cutting into productivity, reducing profits, and sometimes even resulting in expensive lawsuits. Add to that the human toll of workers whose personal lives are disrupted by on-the-job incidents. Senior…


Bruce Tulgan, Expert on Leadership and Management, Addresses Generational Divide in the Workplace

February 8, 2018

Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference speaker Bruce Tulgan, founder and chairman of RainmakerThinking, has been tracking and researching generational shift in more than 400 organizations for about a quarter-century. The grown-ups are leaving,” said Tulgan. “They’re taking with them collective skills, knowledge, institutional memory, and the last vestiges of the work ethic.” Tulgan says one…


Labor Board Reverses Micro-Union and Joint Employer Decisions

December 18, 2017

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed two significant Obama-era Board decisions that had paved the way for allowing micro-unions and increased joint employer liability. MICRO-UNIONS In a 3-2 decision involving PCC Structurals, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board overruled Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934 (2011) (Specialty Healthcare),…

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