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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.

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
Affiliate/Chapter, 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...
6/3/2015
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development
Some experts estimate that 85% of your financial success comes not from your skills or knowledge, but from your ability to connect with other people a...
6/2/2015
cheatsheet, Employee Compensation
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...
6/2/2015
Human Resources, Labor Relations
A U.S. District Court judge recently issued a decision upholding a new rule crafted by the National Labor Relations Board that significantly shortens ...
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...