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LeadingAge Colorado Workforce News

March 19, 2018



1.1 Million More Direct Care Workers Needed by 2030

A recent report by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) projects that, based on current population and service utilization trends, 3.4 million direct care workers will be needed by 2030, a 1.1 million increase over the 2.3 million people who filled these jobs in 2015. 

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Predictive Analytics Reduce Staff Turnover

Benchmark Senior Living has an innovative solution to the challenge of turnover. It has begun using predictive analytics to hire employees who seem to have the right skills and be a good cultural fit for the organization. A data-analytics product by Arena, based in Baltimore, MD, is the secret to its success. 

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Harnessing Resident Engagement to Improve Team Member Retention

Senior Executive Director Jayne Keller set out initially to combat turnover in her organization when she began thinking about some of her challenges in 2015. Soon, that focus branched into how best to make aging services attractive to millennials – “how can we become the next microbrewers?” – spurred on by a Leadership Academy project -- and onto combating ageism.

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Intended benefits of workplace wellness plans appear elusive

Workplace wellness plans appear to have little effect on employees health or absenteeism or on employer healthcare costs, according to preliminary results of a new study. Read more.

What Are Your Turnover Costs? Use Our Tool to Find Out

Need help in figuring out the cost of your turnover? 

Want help in figuring out which skills personal care attendants and mid-level managers should have in your communities -- and help your employees figure out which skills they need to be successful? 

Trying to figure out if you are ready to set up training and career paths for direct care workers? 

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Employers can avoid Wage and Hour penalties through pilot program

Employers who inadvertently violated the overtime and minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act can avoid penalties through a new pilot program, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday in announcing the program.

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Honor Your Nurse Leaders and Health Equity Innovators

Are you looking for a way to acknowledge an outstanding Director of Nursing (DON) or Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) in your organization?

Do members of your team deserve a pat on the back for successfully implementing a systems-change approach to reducing health disparities and improving health equity in your community?

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you have until April 30 to submit a nomination for annual awards.

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