Workforce Promising Practices

Learn from the promising practices -- an example of a program that may work in your community -- of other organizations. Is your organization doing something unique? Submit a promising practice and it may be featured on this page.

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Promising Practices

  1. Intergenerational Living Project

    Challenge: St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence (SJR) in Portland had the usual challenges finding nurse aides and was spending too much on agency staffing, which was more costly and led to inconsistent care for residents. Solution: With the help of CEO Peggy Farrington’s interest ...

  2. Payroll Flexibility

    Challenge: Three years ago, while reviewing employee benefits, Saint Simeon’s determined that employees might find the option of being paid weekly versus every other week helpful in managing their personal budget. A survey with employees found that many preferred to continue to be paid every other week, but ...

  3. Recruiting RNs from The Philippines

    Challenge: Chicago Methodist Senior Services (CMSS) is a smaller “virtual“ CCRC (many of the components of a traditional CCRC in properties located within a tight radius) on Chicago’s north side with 300 employees. As with many CCRCs and care centers, president and CEO Bill Lowe realized that CMSS ...

  4. Nursing Shortages Require International Solutions

    Challenge: Presbyterian Homes and Services (PHS) serves 26,000 older adults each year in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin and has developed 72 campuses for itself and other nonprofit organizations since 1991. But a nurse shortage was making it necessary for PHS ...

  5. Resident Concierge Representatives

    Challenge: Elim Care wasn’t receiving enough applications from qualified nurses and nursing assistants to fill all the open positions in its organization. After talking with current workers, the organization concluded that most prospective employees don’t ...