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. WeCare Connect Program

    Challenge: Not being aware of how new employees are acclimating to your organization in terms of onboarding, training, supervisor relationship, job fit, expectations, environment, and plans to stay leading to high and preventable turnover. Solution: WeCare ConnectTM is a program that ...

  2. "Compass" - Employee Orientation and In-Service Education

    Challenge: When Michael Rambarose became CEO of the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT, a life plan community with 300 employees, he was curious about how new employees were being oriented to their work. He learned that new employee orientations were being canceled so that a larger number of people could participate—but ...

  3. Retention Specialist

    Challenge: In an ongoing effort to seek ways to reduce turnover among direct-care workers, Better Jobs Better Care (BJBC) was a $15.5 million research and demonstration program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ...

  4. Proactive Culture Change

    Challenge: When Byron Health Center CEO, Deb Lambert, arrived at the community in March of 2012 for an interim stint, she saw that the culture focused more on discipline rather than on a positive environment for residents and staff. Her philosophy was twofold—that employees should have fun at work, as well as ...

  5. Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)

    Challenge: Fran Casey, corporate director of human resources at Goodwin House (GHI), wanted to create a program to help existing employees move up the career ladder—while also ensuring that the organization would have the talent needed to innovate and expand. GHI is growing and its senior care communities and ...