Rising Caregiver Wage

I am delighted to welcome back Maggie Keen, VP of Strategic Initiatives at mycnajobs.com, as my guest today. In her previous article, she shared with us Beat The Clock To Win The Recruitment Battle shared some great tips. This week, she talks about the rising wages in home care. This is clearly good news for employees who work hard and don’t always get the recognition they deserve. For agency owners, the rising wages put a squeeze on their tights margins. Her article answers this important question: How much should I pay my caregivers? It’s no secret that recruitment in home …

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Just Culture in Home Care

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Recruitment Takes Courage

I occasionally get calls from agency owners who want ideas to improve caregiver recruitment. I asked them a few questions about what they currently do to attract candidates. The answer I get from most struggling agencies is often the same: they advertise on Indeed and other job sites. They have an evergreen ad on their agency website. They sit in their office and wait for the phone to ring. They wait and wait. And nothing much happens. They are concerned about the future of their agency. They are looking for a quick fix to get through the next few months. …

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Beat The Clock To Win The Recruitment Battle

I am pleased to have Maggie Keen, VP of Strategic Initiatives at mycnajobs.com, as a guest writer for this week’s newsletter. Maggie speaks frequently on the topic of caregiver recruitment and how senior care companies can position themselves for success. Read her analysis of the caregiver recruitment market. Learn what you can improve to get to the finish line first! The Caregiver shortage is the #1 threat to business growth in home care. And the biggest challenge to recruit caregivers might be the clock. Imagine your staff has just completed an interview with a lovely caregiver candidate who is a …

Strategies to Reduce Caregiver Turnover

Home Care Pulse recently released the results of the 2018 Home Care Benchmarking Study.  The picture on retention is not pretty. In fact, caregiver turnover is at an all-time high with 66.7% of caregivers leaving a job. It’s concerning that despite much talk on retention, the trend is worsening. By comparison, turnover in 2009 was at 39%, which was a high number. And yet, 9 years later, it is much worse. High turnover is unhealthy for any business. It’s alarming in senior care when the demand for service is growing and the need for caregivers follows that trend. There is …