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Senior Living Certification Commission to Offer On-Demand Testing for Certified Director of Assisted Living Exam

October 15, 2018

Beginning in January 2019, SLCC will offer on-demand testing for the CDAL exam enabling executive directors to take the test at their convenience.

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Argentum Launches New Women Leadership Initiative

October 15, 2018

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum, a national association of senior living providers, is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative celebrating the contributions women have made to the growth and health of the senior living industry. Seventy percent of the residents served in senior living are women. Adult daughters are often the decision makers…

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Survey: Workforce Issues Remain Top Concern Among Executives and Decision Makers

October 12, 2018

In August 2018, Argentum surveyed senior living executives, including executive directors and other decision makers, regarding current business conditions in the industry and their outlook for 2019. A total of 112 survey responses were received, and overall, respondents cited that workforce challenges will continue to be troublesome for the industry. Staffing remains significant challenge According…

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What Is the Cost of Workforce Turnover?

October 11, 2018

An organization is only as strong as its workforce, but the only way that a senior living community can have a strong workforce is by addressing its turnover of employees. It’s no secret that turnover in the industry is extremely high—with studies estimating that senior living communities can experience anywhere from 10 to 100 percent…

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Building an Engaged Senior Living Workforce Leads to Significant Cost Savings

October 10, 2018

Alexandria, Va. – There is a strong correlation between employee engagement, retention, and positive business outcomes, according to a whitepaper released today by Argentum, a national association of senior living providers, and consultancy Great Place to Work. The analysis finds that a typical senior living operator with 1,500 employees and 20 communities could potentially save…

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Argentum Congratulates Senior Care Companies That Foster a Great Place to Work

September 27, 2018

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OnShift Announces Automated Text-Based Recruiting Software for Senior Care

September 11, 2018

CLEVELAND — In the ongoing evolution of its cloud-based software suite to solve workforce challenges in healthcare, OnShift® announced easy-to-use text-based recruiting and candidate engagement software. OnShift® Text2Hire™ automatically engages and communicates with job candidates to schedule interviews, dramatically reducing time-to-hire, minimizing no-shows and increasing the number of new hires. OnShift Text2Hire leverages artificial intelligence to…

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Dept. of Labor Issues Final Rule to Repeal Persuader Rule

August 20, 2018

On July 18, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Labor-Management Standards issued a final rule rescinding the so-called “persuader rule,” a controversial Obama-era regulation requiring employers to disclose advice received about labor unions. Specifically, the persuader rule altered the advice exemption under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, interfering with both employers’ access…

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Legend Senior Living is Certified as a Great Place To Work®

August 1, 2018

Wichita, Kan. – Great Place to Work® Institute has honored Legend Senior Living with accreditation as a Great Place to Work. This institute recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®”.  Over 1,000 employee surveys from across all forty Legend locations were accessed. More than 60 individual elements…

Magazine Article

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…

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Argentum Applauds Sens. Casey and Collins in Their Efforts to Address Critical Shortage of Geriatric Health Professionals

June 25, 2018

To address the growing shortage of geriatric health care professionals and direct caregivers to support our aging population, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee respectively, introduced the Geriatrics Workforce Improvement Act. This legislation would reauthorize the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) and the…

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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’…

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