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  1. Better Staff Retention = More Valuable Company

    For business owners looking to not only provide exceptional experiences for seniors & their employees, but to also build a business, a side-benefit to lower staff turnover is that it builds a more valuable company.

    Chris Foley
    Sr. Vice President – Equity Seniors Housing Advisors
    CPA (RETIRED)
    cfoley@SeniorsFamily.com
    (614) 915-8835

  2. This is an excellent article, thank you. The one thing missing here, and the factor few talk about when if comes to retention, is how and who you select in the first place. There several very sophisticated tools in the corporate world for developing the ideal employee profile and for matching potential employees to that profile. For some reason they don't seem to be used in the senior world very much. The retention rates some of the better ones are generating exceed 90%.

    One reason may be that the 'pool' of potential employees can be pretty shallow at times so we take 'what we can get' and hope we can manage them to effectiveness and a long tenure. And that's where this article is spot on.

  3. Definitely agree with Ian. At times I feel like hiring senior living staff is much like hiring for fast food establishments. Lots of people looking for a job, but many of these people are seeking a job for the jobs sake. They need the money and heard that there was a great need for senior living employees. Unfortunately this does mean that many of your potential employees may either lack the ability or motivation to create a great atmosphere for the seniors living there.

  4. Definitely agree with Ian. At times I feel like hiring senior living staff is much like hiring for fast food establishments. Lots of people looking for a job, but many of these people are seeking a job for the jobs sake. They need the money and heard that there was a great need for senior living employees. Unfortunately this does mean that many of your potential employees may either lack the ability or motivation to create a great atmosphere for the seniors living there.