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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Partner With Vocational Rehab Programs Around the Country

    Challenge: Having problems finding qualified workers for your community? LeadingAge Illinois reached out to their state Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) for help after hearing about a state program that provides training ...

  5. LeadingAge Ohio "Employer of Choice" Initiative

    Challenge: Ohio LeadingAge President and CEO Kathryn Brod wanted to address recruitment and retention workforce issues in her state and the LeadingAge Leadership Academy gave her the perfect jumping off point. She set up a committee of human resources (HR) professionals from several Ohio communities to talk about ...