Photo: Green Hills, Ames, Iowa
New research sheds light on some of the key reasons senior living employees stay in their jobs. And those who feel they make a difference; are positively recognized for their contributions; and trust their peers and supervisors may stick around longer than those who don’t.
The research, conducted by senior living research firm Holleran Consulting and Des Moines, Iowa-based LCS, comes at a time when operators cite staffing as their greatest challenge. LCS is one of the largest owners of senior housing in the U.S. with more than 130 communities across the nation.
The research findings, released Tuesday, reinforces a long-held industry hypothesis that boosting employee engagement can go a long way in improving retention.