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How Effective Training Can Set Your Home Health Business up for Success

Employee training is critical to the success of any home health business. And a structured training program goes beyond a few sessions during the employee’s first day or first week. Rather, continuous training throughout each employee’s time at your home health agency will not only ensure your clients are treated with the best care possible, …

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10 Home Healthcare CNA Interview Questions

The interview process is a critical step to hiring the most qualified caregivers into your home health agency. It’s important to develop a clear, consistent set of questions that you can use to objectively assess each candidate. Here are 10 interview questions you should ask certified nursing assistant (CNA) candidates to ensure you’re making the …

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What to Know About Employee Compensation Regulations in Home Health

Home care agencies around the country had to rethink their scheduling and employee compensation plans when the U.S. Department of Labor determined in-home caregivers qualify as domestic service employees, meaning they’re covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As a result, employers are required to pay caregivers at least the federal minimum wage of …

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Using Pre-Screen Surveys to Hire Qualified Home Health Workers

Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of home healthcare agency administrators have indicated caregiver shortages as one of the top threats to business growth. And average turnover rate for caregivers working for private duty home care organizations reached 61.6 percent in 2014, meaning home health agencies are constantly in need of new talent.  Given the demand for qualified …

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How Hiring Technology Can Save Home Health Agencies Time and Money

Does the hiring process at your home health agency run efficiently? Most organizations can’t give a straight answer. According to a 2016 study from the Society of Human Resources Management, the average time-to-hire for U.S. businesses was 42 days. The longer your home health business takes to fill an open role, the higher the risk …

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How to Hire Qualified RNs, CNAs and LVNs at Your Home Health Agency

The rapid growth of the home health industry has led to a demand for talent across roles. In 2014 alone, there were 12,400 home health agencies operating in the U.S. To meet the demand of staff needed to operate a home health agency, facilities across the country are under increasing pressure to attract, hire, and …

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Hiring Tips for the Home Healthcare Industry

The home healthcare industry is projected to be one of the fastest-growing industries over the next decade, growing 5% and adding 760,000 new jobs by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, workforce shortages and turnover are among the top threats the industry faces as it looks to keep up with job growth …

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