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Retention By Newsletter

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Rising Caregiver Wage

I am delighted to welcome back Maggie Keen, VP of Strategic Initiatives at mycnajobs.com, as a guest blogger. She brings a wealth of information 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 care is getting more difficult. With increased competition from other providers and demand for services outpacing the growth in …

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Why Not Accreditation?

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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. …