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Senior Living Certification Commission Announces 100 New Certified Directors of Assisted Living

The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced a new class of 100 senior living professionals who have earned its Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential. Since the CDAL program’s launch in 2016, 433 professionals have now received the credential.


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

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…


6 Things You Need to Figure Out Before You Negotiate Salary

First of all, you know that salary negotiation is a no-brainer. I can think of very few instances in which you can skip it and not regret it later. But, knowing you need to negotiate and knowing what you should before you actually put that into practice is another thing. This list will ensure that you don’t miss a…


How to Get a Job Without Applying for It

“2017 was a banner year for my firm,” confided a recruiting firm owner to your author. “We made more placements, at higher salaries and commissions, than we’ve seen since before the Great Recession,” he boasted. In today’s economic environment, people with valuable skills in leadership roles are likely to be receiving more and more calls from…


How to Motivate Employees to Go Beyond Their Jobs

Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, volunteering to take on special assignments, introducing new ideas and work practices,…


How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers

What would you do if the majority of your entry-level, hourly workforce was planning to leave in less than a year? More than half of the 1,200 young people working in entry-level jobs we surveyed said that was their plan — and less than a quarter felt highly satisfied with their job. That’s expensive for…


How To Spot The One Employee Who Should Never Work At Your Company

We’ve been honored to pick the brains of numerous leaders throughout our careers. In fact, we often discuss how lucky we both are to get a glimpse into how many of these leaders think. However, during a recent interview, we were more than surprised when David Novak, the former CEO of one of the world’s…


5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Job

Here’s a counterintuitive fact about job searching: The most stressful part of the process often begins after you have a job offer in hand. It’s true that each step of a job hunt brings its own unique challenges – particularly the interview stage. But receiving the nod from your prospective employer means that the clock starts ticking on…

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