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Every year, senior living operators update their annual budget, making necessary changes in marketing spend to hit occupancy targets. The process can be different for each operator, but the goal is the same: maximize results, while controlling the amount of money it will take to hit the goal. As operators review their results from last… read more

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Massive flocks of starlings, known as murmurations, exhibit a rare combination of speed and scale. The birds coordinate themselves with remarkable agility to find food and avoid attacks. Schools of fish do the same. What’s noteworthy in these murmurations is the lack of a leader. Instead, each bird follows three simple rules: (1) move to… read more

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By Jack and Suzy Welch Entitled. Greedy. Disloyal. The perceptions surrounding today’s millennial generation aren’t always flattering. But we don’t get why this group so often gets a bad rap. In fact, we think the crop of twenty somethings breaking into the business world right now is about as energized and exciting a group of… read more

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Employee recognition is worth the time and the money you spend on it. You have no other tool at your disposal that so predictably makes employees feel good about your company and goals. It encourages employee engagement and employees who feel recognized and appreciated are likely to be your best employees. From recognition and thank… read more

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Employee engagement is a concept that is getting a lot of attention lately. But there are good reasons that it’s worth paying attention to: Highly engaged employees outperform their disengaged colleagues by 20 to 28 percent. (The Conference Board) Engaged employees generate 40 percent more revenue than disengaged ones. (Hay Group) Of those who are… read more

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In May 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued final rules, effective December 1, 2016, that will raise the minimum salary requirement for the administrative, professional (including the salaried computer professional), and executive exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week. If your exempt employees’ salaries fall below this threshold, you will generally either… read more