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The Effects of Staffing on Business Growth

Miscalculating your staffing needs can have a crippling effect on the growth of your home care business. While your company may be able to carry the weight of extra employees for a while, over time the company will sink under the unnecessary weight. Similarly, if you hire too few employees, [...]

Jun 2, 2016|Articles|1 Comment
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6 Signs It May Be Time to Let Go of a Caregiver

Bonobos’ CEO, Andy Dunn, once compared the decision to fire an employee to the art of sculpting, where knowing what to cut is just as important as knowing what to keep. Dunn said, “Most companies know they have to be superb at the adding. What is less talked about is [...]

Aug 28, 2015|Articles|0 Comments
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Conflict Resolution Strategies for Home Care Owners

Conflict, whether great or small, is a normal part of life and the workplace. While conflict is a necessary, and even healthy part of business, clashing personalities, pride and opposing viewpoints often take it to the point of contention, where it can end up being very negative. When this happens, [...]

Aug 17, 2015|Articles|0 Comments
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5 Keys to Improving Caregiver Training

According to a study by the Association for Talent Development, in 2013 organizations spent an average of $1,208 and 31.5 education hours per employee on training and development. Spending on employee training is high, but that doesn’t mean that the investment is always reflected in employee performance. In order to [...]

Jul 21, 2015|Articles|1 Comment
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4 Types of Questions to Ask in a Caregiver Interview

Studies show that interviews predict job performance; however, not all interviews are created equal. Carefully selected interview questions can make the difference between hiring an employee who’s rehearsed versus one who’s actually ready. With caregiver turnover on the rise, it’s especially important for home care providers to hire quality employees right from [...]

Jun 29, 2015|Articles|0 Comments
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Listening to Your Home Care Employees

You’re zoned out. You’re distracted. You’re busy. You just don’t care. Regardless of the reason, sometimes you’re simply not ‘there’ when someone is talking to you. This can be especially true in the workplace, where talking is often more valued than listening. Studies show that after a brief distraction, people [...]

Jun 24, 2015|Articles|1 Comment
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The Pros and Cons of Pre-Employment Testing

The quality of a company largely depends on the quality of the employees. Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, once said that “You’re only as good as the people you hire.”  This is especially true for caregiving, where employees take the customer-client relationship to a very personal level and the [...]

Jun 10, 2015|Articles|5 Comments
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3 Ways Caregivers Want to Be Recognized

Recognition relates directly to job satisfaction. It is a defining factor in any employee’s sense of worth in the workplace. According to a Gallup poll, employees who report feeling under-recognized at work are three times more likely to quit in the next year. With caregiver turnover at 61.6%, home care [...]

Jun 8, 2015|Articles|2 Comments
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Tips for Performing Caregiver Reviews That Make a Difference

All employees need to understand how their performance impacts those they serve, and this is especially true for caregivers. Meeting with caregivers one-on-one is crucial in helping them understand their value to your agency. When issues arise, these one-on-one meetings also allow supervisors to ask questions and better understand the [...]

May 19, 2015|Articles|0 Comments
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Building Culture for Your Home Care Company through Unity

In order to survive the coming challenges facing the home care industry, every member of your team needs to be pursuing the same end. It’s the whole “United we stand, divided we fall” mantra, and it applies to every aspect of your business. But knowing the importance of unity doesn’t [...]

May 12, 2015|Articles|0 Comments
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