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What to Consider Before Hiring a Sales Rep

A common dilemma for home care business owners is determining the right time to hire a sales representative. Do you hire early on while your business is just getting started and use a sales rep to drive growth right out of the gate? Or do you wait until your business [...]

Sep 7, 2016|Articles|4 Comments
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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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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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Providing Quality Care Requires Hiring Quality Caregivers

Staffing is a common frustration for many home care providers. In fact, according to the 2014 Private Duty Benchmarking Study, nearly 50% of providers reported caregiver shortages as the single greatest threat to the growth of their business. The pressure associated with having enough caregivers can lead to filling positions [...]

Jan 28, 2015|Articles|5 Comments
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What Top Home Care Providers Do Differently to Grow Their Business

As we compile our annual home care survey findings into the Private Duty Benchmarking Study each year, we like to highlight the leaders in the home care industry, those with annual revenue of $2,000,000 or more. By studying the leaders, home care owners can learn some of the secrets to [...]

Sep 2, 2014|Articles|1 Comment
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How to Create a Successful Employee Referral Program

Finding, hiring and retaining high-quality caregivers can be your biggest challenge as a home care business owner. According to the “2014 Private Duty Benchmarking Study,” more and more home care businesses are utilizing an employee referral program to find new caregivers. In 2012, only 9.2% noted that employee referrals were [...]

Aug 19, 2014|Articles|0 Comments
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Tips for Recruiting A+ Caregivers for Your Home Care Business

Hard working and loyal caregivers set your home care business apart, leading to a solid reputation and an increase in referrals. So when hiring, how can you tell if the person is an A+ caregiver? Identifying A+ Caregivers Before hiring a caregiver, first take a look at their circumstances. Is [...]

Sep 23, 2013|Articles|11 Comments
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Weeding through Caregiver Résumés: Home Care Management Tips

Many are still struggling for work, and competition has caused some to stretch the facts on their résumés, making them appear more qualified than they actually are. As you’re hiring caregivers for your home care business, how can you tell if a résumé is sprinkled with exaggerations? Forbes wrote an [...]

Sep 18, 2013|Articles|0 Comments
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5 Steps to Growing Your Home Care Business

With the market becoming increasingly competitive, how can you make your home care business stand out as the clear choice? Well, because research is what we do, we conducted a home care survey to find out why clients pick the provider they do, and what keeps them loyal afterward. This research [...]

Aug 20, 2013|Articles|1 Comment
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Hiring Qualified Caregivers for Your Home Care Business

As a home care provider, you’re being hired to care for someone who matters a great deal. If someone is going to give you their business, they want to know you’ll take good care of them or their loved one. It’s not uncommon for prospective clients to ask for details regarding the [...]

Aug 12, 2013|Articles|0 Comments
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