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LeadingAge Ohio "Employer of Choice" Initiative
Challenge: Ohio LeadingAge President and CEO Kathryn Brod wanted to address recruitment and retention workforce issues in her state and the LeadingAge Leadership Academy gave her the perfect jumping off point. She set up a committee of human resources (HR) professionals from several Ohio communities to talk about ...
WeCare Connect Program
Challenge: Not being aware of how new employees are acclimating to your organization in terms of onboarding, training, supervisor relationship, job fit, expectations, environment, and plans to stay leading to high and preventable turnover. Solution: WeCare ConnectTM ...
"Compass" - Employee Orientation and In-Service Education
Challenge: When Michael Rambarose became CEO of the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT, a life plan community with 300 employees, he was curious about how new employees were being oriented to their work. He learned that new employee orientations were being canceled so that a larger number of people could participate—but ...
Challenge: In an ongoing effort to seek ways to reduce turnover among direct-care workers, Better Jobs Better Care (BJBC) was a $15.5 million research and demonstration program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ...
Proactive Culture Change
Challenge: When Byron Health Center CEO, Deb Lambert, arrived at the community in March of 2012 for an interim stint, she saw that the culture focused more on discipline rather than on a positive environment for residents and staff. Her philosophy was twofold—that employees should have fun at work, as well as ...