CLEVELAND, OH–(Marketwired – Mar 17, 2015) – OnShift, a leader in human capital management software for post-acute care and senior living, today announced the release of a market research report on workforce issues in senior care. The research, Workforce Insights: Get Ahead, identified that current provider practices are trailing in the path to improving workforce quality and improving their human capital management strategy is a top organizational priority.
Over 600 participants in long-term care and senior living completed a survey with McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. The respondents shared their perspectives, priorities, and areas for improvement in workforce issues and practices. Data gathered from the survey responses revealed:
- The three most pressing workforce challenges facing providers are: finding qualified candidates, employee retention and staff satisfaction, and scheduling staff to meet needs.
- Respondents need to hire on average seven new employees per community per month. While hiring needs are great, most organizations have a reactive approach to hiring with 50% stating they wait until after an employee leaves to start the hiring process.
- When asked to describe their approach to recruiting, hiring and scheduling, 59% of respondents said they were using a mix of modern and outdated practices, and almost one-third have time consuming and disjointed or reactive and old school practices.
- Respondents overwhelmingly expressed the need for quality workers in their communities. 44% said their greatest wish is to hire right from the start.
“This data pinpoints what keeps providers up at night with regard to their workforce practices,” stated Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift. “Providers need to take action today by addressing their workforce issues, especially given high employee turnover, a shortage of qualified workers, and increased demand for senior care services. The key is to be proactive by identifying hiring needs early, focusing on best-fit hires from the start, and leveraging technology for efficiencies in developing a quality and consistent workforce.”
Workforce Insights: Get Ahead
About OnShift, Inc.
OnShift delivers cloud-based human capital management software and proactive services to solve everyday workforce challenges in healthcare. Our suite of products for hiring, scheduling and workforce analysis drives quality care, lower costs and higher performance by empowering providers to staff consistently and efficiently. Intuitive design, predictive analytics and customer success management are why thousands of post-acute care and senior living organizations rely on OnShift. For more information visit www.onshift.com.
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