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Human Resources and Organizational Development

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to inform human resource professionals of news, research and best practices related to Executive Talent Management, HR Systems & Processes, Staffing & Performance, Employee Compensation, etc.

9/3/2015
Join fellow members of ALFA’s Executive Roundtables and President’s Council at the annual Senior Living Executive Forum, Oct. 21-22 at the Omni Rancho...
8/28/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
If I can just get my foot in the door, I can get the job. This is a common thought as you go through the job search and application process. Getting c...
8/26/2015
ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Engage, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Membership, Professional Development, Senior Living Leadership Forum
Join fellow members of ALFA’s Executive Roundtables and President’s Council at the annual Senior Living Executive Forum, Oct. 21-22 at the Omni Rancho...
8/21/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
When an employer asks for your references, you put down the names of three people who pretty much think you walk on water. Employers know that. And th...
8/14/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
Have you ever wondered how hiring authorities go about the process of figuring out who to interview and what to ask when they meet candidates face to ...
8/11/2015
Career Resources, CEO, cheatsheet, Executive Talent Management, Growth Strategies, Human Resources, Job Seekers, Recruiters, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
The population of older Americans is surging and that means so is the demand for people to care for them, including many positions available throughou...
8/11/2015
Professional Development
Applications are available for the 2016 Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health, a program providing an opportunity to gain leadership skills and...
8/7/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
Naturally, job candidates talk a lot during an interview. So does the interviewer (though in that case, less should be more). But there are a number o...
8/5/2015
Human Resources, Labor Relations
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has rejected a challenge to the National Labor Relations Board rule that significantly shortens t...
8/4/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
Do you remember being in college and trying to prepare for the final exam questions beforehand? To do so effectively, you needed to decide which thing...
7/31/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal p...
7/24/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
Asking for (and getting) a raise is about a lot more than whether or not you need more money. It's a time to prove that you're valuable to your compan...
7/13/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
So, you finally took the plunge and signed up for Twitter. You even got a little hard core and started tweeting regularly several times per day and fo...
7/10/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
If you’ve been at the same job for some time, it’s all too easy to just assume that a promotion will come along every year, like a bonus for time serv...
7/9/2015
Career Resources, Engage, Job Seekers, Professional Development
Good news: You've probably heard by now that unemployment in the U.S. is at its lowest in seven years. Companies are actively hiring, and candidates a...
7/7/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Dining, Engage, Executive Talent Management, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Property Management, Risk Management, Sales Process, Staffing, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
ALFA convenes Executive Roundtables several times a year, which are made up of industry peers from different companies working in the same field. Thes...
7/6/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
Doing your best work requires focus and energy. But it’s hard to stay focused for an 8-hour stretch. So how can you find the necessary energy to get y...
7/1/2015
Executive Talent Management, Featured Magazine Articles, Human Resources, Organization Development, Staffing & Performance
Emerging job titles and creative on-boarding approaches shake up the HR function.
6/30/2015
Employee Compensation, Human Resources, Staffing & Performance
The Labor Department released a proposed rule governing overtime by seeking to more than double the salary level under which most workers qualify for ...
6/26/2015
Ageism, Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
“We need someone with a higher energy level,” is one coded way of an employer saying: “I won’t hire you because you are too old.” There are many more ...
6/25/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters, Staffing
You know you’re supposed to customize your resume for each and every job application. But sometimes, it’s not so clear how you can give the employers ...
6/24/2015
Employee Compensation, Finance, Human Resources
Senior living businesses work hard to attract, hire and retain top talent to offer residents the high quality care and experience they deserve. But am...
6/19/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
You did it: You’ve made it to management! So, how can you take that one step further into a leadership role? First, let’s consider the difference bet...
6/17/2015
CEO, cheatsheet, Continuing Education, Executive Team Development, Human Resources, Organization Development, Professional Development, Property Management
ALFA, through the soon-to-be launched Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC), will be developing a certification program for assisted living ex...
6/17/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business, Career Resources, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Engage, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Professional Development
The ALFA 2015 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo offered 2,700 participants unique insight on the future of the industry and unparalleled acces...
6/16/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
As a former hiring manager who now helps clients with their own hiring, I look at a lot of résumés. Day after day, I see job candidates severely harmi...
6/15/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
You’ve heard these sayings over and over: The early bird gets the worm, hard work pays off, be the first to arrive in the office and the last to leave...
6/12/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters
During the first few months in your new role and workplace, you are technically on probation. To hold on to your job, you have to make the right first...
6/10/2015
Business Planning, Career Resources, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Human Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters, Reports, Staffing & Performance
There is a great demand for workers to provide long-term care to older adults in the United States between now and 2030, according to new reports, and...
6/5/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and...