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Human Resources and Organizational Development

Articles on senior living
The following articles are from the ALFA Update, case studies from Senior Living Executive, and audio files from ALFA's conference sessions. Organizational Development articles focus on ideas, best practices and solutions to problems related to executive team development, organizational culture, staffing and performance, staff retention and labor relations.

4/15/2014
CEO, cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Human Resources, Staffing & Performance
The Assisted Living Federation of America filed comments last week with the National Labor Relations Board opposing a proposed rule that would shorten...
4/1/2014
Engage, Human Resources, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
Members of ALFA’s Human Resources Roundtable met with the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to exchange ideas and discuss...
3/11/2014
Human Resources, Staff Retention, Staffing
The National Center for Assisted Living is asking senior living communities to complete its 2013 Vacancy, Retention and Turnover Survey. This national...
2/26/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Human Resources, Reports, Staffing
The United States is ill prepared to meet current and future workforce needs for its aging adult population, according to the Eldercare Workforce Alli...
2/25/2014
Career Resources, cheatsheet, Employee Compensation, Engage, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Job Seekers, Management, Recruiters
The detailed compensation data included in the ALFA Senior Living Compensation Survey is the largest and most broadly representative database of pay a...
2/21/2014
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
What’s involved in building up your career fitness? First, you have to see yourself differently and then you have to become that new person. It soun...
1/23/2014
HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Risk Management, Webinars
What kind of recordkeeping do you need to comply with OSHA requirements? Willis Senior Living Practice Group is offering a free webinar Jan. 27 at ...
1/14/2014
ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Engage, Human Resources, Senior Living Leadership Forum, Strategy
How much do you really know about the Affordable Care Act’s 500 provisions? The day Congress struck a deal to end the 16-day government shutdown, Davi...
1/7/2014
Employee Compensation, Human Resources
Minimum wage increases begin to take effect in 14 states for 2014 and the changes can affect overtime pay calculations. For 2014, 21 states and Was...
1/7/2014
Elder Abuse, Finance, Human Resources, Partnerships, Risk Management, Senior Living Industry Events, Strategy
The Assisted Living Federation of America is a co-sponsor of the upcoming American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care and the Law conference. ...
1/2/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2013. Last year’s most widely read topics include public poli...
1/1/2014
Career Resources, Executive Team Development, Featured Magazine Articles, Human Resources, Professional Development, Senior Living Executive, Staff Performance, Staff Retention, Staffing & Performance
From complicated metrics to simple observations about what a resident is or isn’t eating, senior living providers use a range of measures to evaluate ...
12/23/2013
Here’s a list of the most widely read articles of 2013 in Senior Living Executive magazine online.
11/25/2013
cheatsheet, Choice, Dining, Engage, Health and Wellness, Organizational Culture, Resident Engagement, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, families and food, but most of all for senior living chefs, it’s all about the cooking and giving back to the c...
11/25/2013
Best of the Best Awards, Health Care, Human Resources
What’s innovative? Take a look at Brighview Senior Living's SPICE program, designed to lower heathcare costs while improving the staff's overall healt...
11/6/2013
Best of the Best Awards, Engage, Executive Talent Management, Human Resources, Organization Development
The 2014 Best of the Best awards are now open, recognizing innovative new programs and services that are defining the future of senior living. What...
11/1/2013
Career Resources, Recruiters, Senior Living Executive, Top of Mind
I learned a tough lesson about making good decisions early in my career. I was an intense 25-year-old, one year on the job with my organization, and b...
10/29/2013
Award Programs, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Community Leadership, Executive Talent Management, Executive Team Development, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Staffing & Performance
While a number of factors contribute to the success of a senior living community, a crucial piece of the puzzle is strong leadership at the top. Ex...
10/29/2013
Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, Branding, Business, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Leadership, Engage, Executive Talent Management, Falls Prevention, Finance, Green Living, Hero Awards, Human Resources, Managed Risk, Marketing Strategy, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Partnerships, Physical Plant, Property Management, Risk Management, Staffing & Performance
ALFA has opened up nominations for its annual awards program, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and best practices in the field of senior ...
10/22/2013
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Consumer Intelligence, Dining, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing Strategy, Organization Development, Partnerships, Property Management, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Risk Management, Security, Senior Living Industry Events, Senior Living Leadership Forum, Staffing & Performance, Value-Added Amenities and Services
On October 16-17, ALFA hosted 150 executives who work to advance excellence in senior living at the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Executive Forum. The two-d...
10/4/2013
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Staffing
More than three-quarters (76 percent) of job seekers report that when preparing for a job search, they need to improve fundamental job search skills, ...
8/27/2013
Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Legislation, Public Policy, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
According to a recent National Employment Law Project (NELP) report, nearly 65 million Americans – one in four adults – have a criminal record that co...
8/27/2013
Best of the Best Awards, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Organization Development, Organizational Culture, Professional Development, Staff Retention, Staffing & Performance
While most company orientations focus on simply instructing new employees on how to handle tasks and perform daily duties, one senior living company t...
8/27/2013
Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Labor Relations, Public Policy
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision in the Specialty Healthcare case ...
8/27/2013
Career Resources, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Family Caregiver, Family Relations, Job Seekers, Recruiters, Reports, Research, Resident and Family Services
While many seniors today rely on assistance from their adult children and other relatives, the number of potential caregivers in the US is expected to...
8/21/2013
Best of the Best Awards, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Professional Development, Staffing & Performance
Having strong leadership in place is key at any senior living company, but one provider’s effort to develop leaders on the front lines netted them ind...
8/21/2013
Business, cheatsheet, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Insurance, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
The Affordable Care Act may be massive, but one component in particular is proving a major consideration for senior living providers: the “employer ma...
8/13/2013
Federal Agency Activity, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Labor Relations, Public Policy
U.S. Senators reached a compromise late last month that avoided a proposed Senate rule change which would have eliminated Senate filibusters in exchan...
8/7/2013
Business, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Health and Wellness, Partnerships, Science and Technology, Staffing & Performance
As the assisted living resident demographic changes toward higher age and acuity, senior living providers are shifting care models with a clinical foc...
8/2/2013
Career Resources, Job Seekers
Body language affects how others see us in an interview, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power p...