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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 a projected $4.4 million a year by reducing turnover by 10 percent.

“Senior living providers recognize the importance of employee retention in our HR strategies,” said Brent Weil, Argentum vice president of workforce development. “This research helps make the business case for building employee engagement and culture.”

The whitepaper affirms the workforce challenge in senior living, with more than 90 percent of senior living providers reporting a shortage of direct care workers, licensed nurses, and other critical support staff.

Weil will discuss these findings, along with best practices from Argentum’s Senior Living Works initiative, as a moderator of Investing in People, a session at the National Investment Center for Care in Seniors Housing, or NIC, fall conference. The session will be October 17 at 2:30 p.m. in room Chicago X.

Argentum will release a follow-up to today’s whitepaper, including new research on retention data, and results by leading senior living companies, at Argentum’s Senior Living Symposium, Nov. 8-10 in Washington, DC. For more information, visit

Access White Paper: Building an Engaged Senior Living Workforce

Published in conjunction with the Great Place to Work® Institute and based on data from senior living companies nationwide, Building an Engaged Senior Living Workforce demonstrates how employee engagement is tied to occupancy rates, turnover, risk expense, and more.

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