A Company 's Greatest Asset

1227 Words Jun 20th, 2015 5 Pages
“People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn 't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” (Ash, M.) This quote by Mary Kay Ash founder of the Mary Kay cosmetic company resonates along all lines of business management and in particular business staffing. The personal character, work ethic and capability of the employees that we hire are as important as the business itself. Without quality applicants, adequate training, effective counseling and retention, the issue of staffing can break any business.
In the nursing home industry staffing and retention are a constant issue. If these issues are not handled correctly, they can cause the resident quality of care and the satisfaction of family members to decline rapidly. Long Term Care facilities in Oklahoma employ a variety of individuals with varying certifications and licenses. Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Nurse Aides in Training make up the majority of the employee population in the nursing home. I have worked in the LTC industry for 8 years and rarely are we not actively hiring. The turnover ratio in the nursing home business is astounding. This has been and will continue to be a major concern until proper orientation and evaluations are done , the wages for CNA’s and NAT’s are raised, and the CNA’s and NAT’s accept more responsibility and take more pride in their profession.
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