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Congratulations on 25 years of service, Hearth

Today, there are over 8,000 homeless adults over the age of 50 living in Massachusetts.  Hearth is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness among the elderly through a unique blend of prevention, placement, and housing programs.  As …

Wake up! Candidates are in charge now!

Make no mistake; today’s senior living job market is unlike anything we’ve seen before.  With the economy at or near full employment and the number of senior housing units at, or near, an all-time high, the challenge to recruit top …

Good boss, bad boss: Managing employees with direction and compassion

Life is tough when you’re in charge. Despite the privileges and supposed power that high-level corporate positions have, there are also trials that are eminent in these sorts of roles. One difficulty in particular is sustaining good relationships with your …

4 Conversations Every Manager Should Have

Do you feel an overwhelming sense of dread when you need to have an uncomfortable conversation with an employee?   You’re not the only one!  A staggering 69% of managers say they are uncomfortable communicating directly with their employees and another …

5 Steps to Build Your Online Brand

Be honest … Have you ever Googled someone you just met? Don’t worry, you’re in good company.  In fact, your potential new employer is doing it too!  That’s right, 80% of employers Google a candidate before they invite them to …

Tidings of Joy

      May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year.  Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy New Year,

Jeff Harris and Associates Named 2016 Recruitment Consultant of the Year in North Carolina

We are pleased to announce Jeff Harris and Associates has been named the 2016 Recruitment Consultant of the Year in North Carolina by Corporate Vision Magazine. Recruiting agencies are playing an increasingly prominent role in the hiring process for both …

Why Millennials Matter to Senior Living

The practice of labeling an entire generation began with the raw demographics known as The Baby Boomers. As millions of young Americans returned from war, their families began having the babies they couldn’t have while separated by war.  Prior to the …

How to Ask for a Raise

Asking for a raise is never easy, even when you think you are well-deserving of one. In an ideal world, your successes will be noted without having to point them out and supervisors would be eager to recognize your success …

Long term succession planning strategies

Experts don’t agree on much, but the Institute of Medicine (now Health and Medicine Division), The Bureau of Labor and Argentum all agree a major senior living workforce shortage is approaching in the next 15 years. By 2030 20% of …