New Book Shines Light on How to Keep Star Employees Engaged within the First 90-Days for Senior Living Communities

New Book Shines Light on How to Keep Star Employees Engaged within the First 90-Days for Senior Living Communities

BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 24, 2017 – Your money saving solution for retaining your best and brightest employees is here! Pre-orders are available NOW for Hang on to Your Stars: The First 90-Days Step-By-Step Employee Engagement Solution for the Senior Living Community, (Vol.1), by Doreen A. Lang. This book will save you a fortune in recruiting and hiring costs, as it answers critical questions facing the senior living industry today. This critical tool for Human Resource Managers, Executive Directors and Managers of Senior Living Communities is due to be released October 17, 2017.

“Today’s diverse workforce provides several challenges including a tsunami of Millennials. The first 90 days are the most vulnerable even for these digital savvy newbies. So, toss out your current ineffective orientation program and follow these steps and strategies to engage your new employees even before they walk through the door! Millennials are bright and eager to learn but you need to start speaking their language or you’ll be talking to yourself.”

Retaining Senior Living Community staff has been a challenge for decades, but this problem is only escalating with the growing numbers of baby boomers retiring and needing care. The numbers are staggering: over 40% of new employees leave within the first 90 days. Studies show that:

  • Less than 15% of employees are engaged worldwide
  • More than 50% of employees are looking to leave their current jobs
  • More than 75% of employees would work more hours for a more empathetic employer

Hang on to Your Stars: The First 90-Days Step-By-Step Employee Engagement Solution for the Senior Living Community, (Vol.1) explores why the senior care industry has an engagement problem; introduces you to the next emerging leaders, the Millennials; identifies the leadership traits necessary to lead; and takes you through steps on how to engage your new employees—before they even walk through the door. Through personal anecdotes, large data, and unique engagement games, you will learn to become the kind of leader who will make employees think twice before leaving.

For over two decades, Doreen A. Lang has worked with hundreds of employees, run engagement workshops, and managed senior living communities. She sees first-hand the retention challenges facing the senior care industry today. In Hang on to Your Stars, she shares the steps that she has followed to successfully engage and retain her own staff. Lang received the Excellence in Teaching award from UMASS Boston School of Education, and is a former faculty member of Bay State College and Bentley University. She has consulted for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston City Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Jewish Vocational Services, Bunker Hill Community College, and Boston Health Care Consortium. She has run workshops for Mayor Menino’s health care initiative and written for Mass High Tech Magazine, The Boston Globe, and many other publications. Doreen currently manages a senior living community in Massachusetts.

Hang on to Your Stars: The First 90-Days Step-By-Step Employee Engagement Solution for the Senior Living Community, (Vol.1), by Doreen A. Lang, will be the most valuable tool in your Senior Living Community Human Resources kit! For more information on Doreen A. Lang and her publications, please visit the website at hangontoyourstars.com. Doreen A. Lang can be reached by calling  781-378-2563 or via email at doreen@hangontoyourstars.com, or through the website at hangontoyourstars.com.

Pre-order your signed copy today at hangontoyourstars.com/preorder