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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.

5/29/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
There’s a lot you can do to prepare for an interview. You can research the company, try to figure out what questions the hiring manager will ask, and—...
5/28/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
Mistakes happen – after all, you’re human. But some mistakes are more critical than others. The ones that are most important are the ones that can der...
5/27/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Risk Management
ALFA has released a newly updated Labor Relations Guide & Tool Kit designed to aid senior living companies as they navigate the often changing field o...
5/27/2015
Human Resources, Staffing & Performance
The biggest workforce challenges in senior care today are finding qualified candidates, employee retention and staff satisfaction and scheduling staff...
5/22/2015
Career Resources, Executive Talent Management, Job Seekers, Professional Development
We are witnessing an unprecedented transformation of the health care industry. There has been a rapid growth in jobs and an explosion in the number of...
5/19/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
Your “best self” is the foundation of values-based leadership, which can be practiced by anyone from the cubicle to the corner office by following fou...
5/18/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
The question that most people ask themselves as they walk into their boss's office to negotiate their salaries is likely some variant of "What am I go...
5/15/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
Some people have all the career luck. You know the ones I’m talking about: They get to attend all the special conferences, give the important presenta...
5/13/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business Planning, Engage, Human Resources, Staff Retention, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
Senior living communities are facing tremendous challenges in hiring and retaining employees to care for residents with sophisticated needs. Three com...
5/1/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Featured Magazine Articles, Human Resources, Resident and Family Services, Strategy
Ninth-annual ALFA program offers shining examples of the creativity and commitment to residents exhibited by today’s senior living companies.
4/15/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Executive Team Development, Organizational Culture, Staff Retention, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
Senior living companies are becoming increasingly savvy to the need to create even more incentives to create an engaged, stable workforce. There is...
4/8/2015
Career Resources, Executive Team Development, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Organization Development, Organizational Culture, Organizational Structure, Professional Development
ALFA which advocates for excellence in senior living, will establish a separate, independent credentialing organization to operate and govern industry...
4/3/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
Negotiating with employers is rarely easy – whether you're weighing a job offer or looking for a raise at your current position. Every situation is un...
4/2/2015
CEO, cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Staffing & Performance
ALFA’s Human Resources Roundtable heard from legal experts last week on how a new rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board taking effect Apri...
3/25/2015
It’s that time of year again to invest in your professional development. Register for the ALFA 2015 Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida and collaborat...
3/18/2015
CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Human Resources, Reports, Staff Retention, Staffing & Performance
The overall retention rate for assisted living staff was just over 73.1 percent in 2013 with a median turnover rate at 24.2 percent, showing improveme...
3/3/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Human Resources, Reports
Today’s average retirement ages of 64 for men and 62 for women are about the same where they were a decade ago, suggesting that some factors spurring ...
2/6/2015
Affiliate/Chapter, Professional Development
Mass-ALFA invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our 2015 fall conference and trade show, the biggest annual conference dedicated to assist...
1/21/2015
Continuing Education, Organization Development, Professional Development
The American Health Lawyers Association is hosting its Long Term Care and the Law Conference February 23-25 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel ...
1/7/2015
Career Resources, Executive Team Development, Human Resources, Professional Development
Senior living experts will convene next month to participate in a three-day Senior Housing Institute hosted by the University of Southern California’s...
12/22/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2014. Last year’s most widely read topics include innovative ...
12/18/2014
Human Resources, Labor Relations
On December 15, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a final rule amending its representation case (i.e., election) procedures. The so...
12/17/2014
Allied Member, Best of the Best Awards, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Community Leadership, Engage, Hero Awards, Human Resources, Marketing Strategy, Membership, Provider Member
ALFA’s annual awards program is now open for nominations, but the window is closing fast. Please consider nominating your most innovative people, proc...
11/18/2014
ALFA Events, Brand Strategy, Branding, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Consumer Intelligence, Engage, Executive Team Development, Growth Strategies, HR Systems & Processes, Marketing Strategy, Organizational Culture, President's Council, Senior Living Leadership Forum, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
More than 200 senior living executives gathered in New Orleans last week to address myriad issues facing their industry and their professional develop...
10/30/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Human Resources, Organization Development, Organizational Culture, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
In 2013, 10.1 percent of post-9/11 era military veterans were unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobless rate for military s...
10/15/2014
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Partnerships
Brookdale got back to the basics with the help of PeopleSoft software. It created a basic hiring template that ALFA recognized as a Program to Spotlig...
6/25/2014
cheatsheet, Employee Compensation, Engage, Human Resources, Staffing & Performance
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...
6/17/2014
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Award Programs, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology, Senior Living Industry Events
The Assisted Living Federation of America’s May conference in Phoenix was an outstanding success, complete with education, insight, networking and fun...
5/1/2014
Executive Talent Management, Featured Magazine Articles, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Senior Living Executive, Staffing & Performance
From cherry-picking the best minds in the business to using electronic recruiting tools and taking the time to do it right, senior living HR professio...
4/30/2014
ALFA Conference & Expo, cheatsheet, Management, Professional Development
Every industry needs leaders and senior living is no exception. To help cultivate and innovate, ALFA offers the Executive Director Leadership Intensiv...