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LeadingAge Colorado Workforce News

September 7, 2018

 

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  1. Strategic Solutions to Recruit and Retain Top Talent
  2. 2018-2019 NURSING HOME SALARY & BENEFITS REPORT
  3. Post Internship Opportunities at LeadingAge Colorado's Career Center
  4. How Senior Living EHR Solutions Empower Staff, While Reducing Risk and Medical Error
  5. Artificial Intelligence Is Coming for Hiring, and It Might Not Be That Bad
  6. How Micro Learning Is Transforming Workforce Efficiency
  7. Can't Go Paperless? Try This 'Paper-Light' Approach and Save a Fortune
  8. Are You Turning to Your Employees for Advice?
  9. Making the Best of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  10. Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking the Law?
  11. Young Nurses Seek Advanced Degrees, Leaving Gaps in Direct Care

Strategic Solutions to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

Senior living can be incredibly attractive place to work but often we don’t tap into the benefits of working in our field or share what makes our individual organizations unique.  That will change once you participate in this series and act on what you learn.  We have designed this 7-part series of webinars and in-person events to assist you in tackling one of your biggest challenges - workforce development.  Each session is designed to walk you through the process from recruitment to retention while providing content-rich tools and support throughout.  You can’t afford to miss this series!

Register today!


2018-2019 NURSING HOME SALARY & BENEFITS REPORT

The 2018-2019 Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report, published by HCS in cooperation with LeadingAge has just been released. The 264-page Report is available at the reduced rate of $275 for LeadingAge members. Click here to order.


Post Internship Opportunities at LeadingAge Colorado's Career Center

As part of our outreach efforts to college students pursing studies in aging services, a new category for Internships has been added to our Career Center.   

How Senior Living EHR Solutions Empower Staff, While Reducing Risk and Medical Error

Electronic Health Records, or EHRs, are often associated with acute-care and post-acute care settings such as hospitals, physician’s offices and skilled nursing facilities. These providers understand that EHRs not only makes records more readily available at the point of care, but allow them to deliver better patient care by giving them access to the information they need to make better clinical decisions.

Additionally, having an EHR system in place has been shown to increase efficiencies and lower health care costs by promoting preventative care options and improving the overall...

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Artificial Intelligence Is Coming for Hiring, and It Might Not Be That Bad

Proponents of artificial intelligence (AI) claim the technology can eliminate hiring biases, and companies such as Stella IO are using machine learning to identify skills needed for certain jobs, with the AI matching candidates possessing those skills with open positions, reports Bloomberg. Stella IO founder Rich Joffe says the company's algorithm is "only allowed to look at skills, it's only allowed to look at industries, it's only allowed to...

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How Micro Learning Is Transforming Workforce Efficiency

Studies show that today's learners can devote only 1 percent of their daily work time towards learning & development (L&D) activities, reports HR Technologist. These estimates, and the fact that millennials will make up three-quarters of the workforce, is making micro learning, which offers just-in-time and on-demand learning, a priority for corporate L&D. Micro learning relates to well-segmented, bite-sized portions of data on any single topic, usually...

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Can't Go Paperless? Try This 'Paper-Light' Approach and Save a Fortune

Branding and marketing consultant Kate L. Harrison writes in Forbes that the use of paper in the workplace reduces productivity, and the pulp and paper sector is the third largest industrial polluter of air, water, and soil. Going paperless or "paper-light" can help organizations save money while making leaders and their teams more efficient. Tips for boosting productivity include performing a company-wide paper audit that evaluates a...

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Are You Turning to Your Employees for Advice?

Front-line employers are all too often ignored by companies as idea resources, reports Governing. Still, employers have evolved to realize that someone performing "tasks" may have more insight on creating efficiency or innovating than someone who sits at a distance. Many U.S. states are looking within for innovative ways to enhance services and save money. For example, Pennsylvania rolled out a website so employees can submit cost-saving ideas to help balance the budget....

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Making the Best of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

A growing need for productivity, efficiency, and speed is spurring business leaders to focus on mobile workforces, according to CIOReview. Managers and employees can particularly benefit if they can access the company's Human Resource Information System from their own devices. Companies that adopt a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy can save costs, and employees are likely to complete their tasks quicker when they are granted access to a device they are...

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Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking the Law?

Several pending lawsuits seeking to determine whether employers are breaking the law by posting job ads targeting younger workers could help improve job opportunities for older Americans, according to National Public Radio. One suit filed by the Communications Workers of America claims that T-Mobile, Facebook, and other companies discriminate by excluding older workers from seeing their ads. In December, a Facebook official contended that tailoring ads is not unlawful,...

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Young Nurses Seek Advanced Degrees, Leaving Gaps in Direct Care

A 2017 survey by AMN Healthcare found nearly 50 percent of millennial nurses, 35 percent of those in Generation X, and 12 percent of baby boomers plan on becoming advanced-practice nurses, reports Modern Healthcare. Their main goal is to become nurse practitioners, who generally are more autonomous and well-suited to look after less acute cases and fill care gaps left by the shortage of primary-care doctors....

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