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LeadingAge Colorado Workforce News

February 28, 2019

 

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  1. Companies that Discard Old Thinking about Ability Are Ahead of the Curve
  2. To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion — Not Just Diversity
  3. Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector
  4. How Organizations Are Failing Black Workers — and How to Do Better
  5. Careers in Aging Week March 3-9, 2019
  6. Your Help Needed: Ask Congress to  to Address the Mandatory CNA Training Lockout
  7. Workforce and Scheduling Software Investment Ranks High, Ziegler CFO Hotline Survey Reveals
  8. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improves Employee Retention
  9. Evaluating a Workforce Training Program Focusing on Ageism

Companies that Discard Old Thinking about Ability Are Ahead of the Curve

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers who have embraced disability as a component of their talent strategy report a: 1) 90 percent increase in retention of valued employees; 2) 72 percent increase in employee productivity; and 3) 45 percent increase in workplace safety. In addition, 38 percent report savings in workers' compensation or other insurance costs. And did you know that less than 40 percent of individuals with disabilities require accommodations in the workplace, and those that are required cost less than $500 per employee, on average? Finally, 90 percent of consumers surveyed “specifically agreed that they would prefer to give their business to companies that hire individuals with disabilities.”


To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion — Not Just Diversity

Employees who differ from most of their colleagues in religion, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and generation often hide important parts of themselves at work for fear of negative consequences. The diversity and inclusion community calls this “identity cover,” and it makes it difficult to know how they feel and what they want, which makes them vulnerable to leaving their organizations. Read this article for inclusion strategies to help retain these employees.


Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

Building Movement Project, a nonprofit research group, surveyed more than 4,000 nonprofit workers to figure out why there were so few leaders of color in the sector. Statistically, it found ample evidence of recruiting and hiring bias. But women of color face perhaps the steepest challenges. Read the report to better understand the issue and for a series of recommendations for institutional fixes.


How Organizations Are Failing Black Workers — and How to Do Better

Research shows that when women are more highly represented on corporate boards and in the C-suite, conditions improve for other women in the organization. This downstream effect is a compelling reason to make sure that your organization is hiring black workers in positions of authority and influence.


Careers in Aging Week March 3-9, 2019

Get involved with Careers in Aging Week 2019!

For the first time, LeadingAge is partnering with the Geronotological Society of America, AHCA/NCAL and Argentum on Careers in Aging Week this year, March 3-9.

The goal of the week is to allow our member organizations to make students aware of the rich variety of jobs in the field of aging services. We are asking members to invite students to their organizations for different events -- or, reach out to local schools and ask to talk to students about our field. Read more.


Your Help Needed: Ask Congress to  to Address the Mandatory CNA Training Lockout

Congress has just re-introduced the bipartisan Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act (H.R. 1265) and we need your help to get it passed! Read more.


Workforce and Scheduling Software Investment Ranks High, Ziegler CFO Hotline Survey Reveals

In the past year, more senior living providers invested in information and communications technologies (ICT) infrastructures such as high-speed Internet connectivity and wireless/wired capabilities than in any other technology, according to the Ziegler CFO Hotline survey. Read more.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improves Employee Retention

To solve the challenge of employee turnover, one senior living provider turned to artificial intelligence—and improved its 90-day retention rate by 27%. Read more.


Evaluating a Workforce Training Program Focusing on Ageism

A new study will evaluate whether a video-based training program on ageism has any effect on workers’ self-reported attitudes about aging, and their behaviors, job satisfaction, and intent to leave the job. Read more.