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Dealing with Staffing Shortages through Lean Utilization & Smart Recruiting Practices
For long-term care, in response to the current shortage, the mantra has been: staffing, staffing, staffing. Another way to deal with the shortage is through lean HR utilization.
Say 'I Do' to Employee Engagement
In the long-term care industry, where burnout is often a job-related hazard, it’s extremely important to make sure your employees feel in the loop, listened to, and valued.
The Lowdown on Data for Payroll-Based Journal Reporting
Compliance with regulations such as Payroll-Based Journal means long-term care facilities must not only have accurate data across the entire organization, but have access to that data and analytics.
IRS Extends 1095-C Deadline, Works on Withholding Guidance
In response to the new tax reform law, the IRS has issued a 30-day extension for 1095-C reporting. It also is working to develop withholding guidance.
Is Your Organization Wasting Its Most Valuable Resource?
With talk about being environmentally conscious and conserving resources, organizations also must turn their focus inward to their most valuable resource: their employees.
Baby Boomer Nurses Are Preparing for Retirement — What Does This Mean for Your LTC Facility?
With competition for skilled nurses stiff due to the nursing shortage, and human resources staff stretched thin, long-term care facilities need every advantage when looking to attract top talent.
How to Make Fortune’s ‘Best Workplaces in Aging Services’ List
Fortune magazine’s upcoming “Best Workplaces in Aging Services” list is scheduled for September 2018 publication. How can your facility position itself for inclusion in the list?
The PBJ Update ― What You Need to Know
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating its submission requirements for Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting. Here's what you need to know.
Countdown to 2018: Early W-2 Filing
For tax year 2017, both electronic and paper Form W-2 wage reports must be filed by employers with the Social Security Administration (SSA) by Jan. 31, 2018. Are you ready?
How to Make Holiday Workforce Planning Easy as Pie
As the holidays approach, we take a look at four areas impacted by holiday schedules: scheduling, time & attendance, HR, and payroll.
3 Ways to Make the Most of Healthcare Industry Growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its 2016-26 Employment Projections Report, listing the Top 10 fastest-growing occupations over the next decade.
Nurse Impostor Duped 5 SNF Facilities; Could This Happen to You?
Learn hiring best practices that can help your organization avoid being the victim of a nursing impostor scam — and avoid putting your patients at risk of inadequate care.
Preparing Payroll for Year End
Let SmartLinx help trade your year-end fright for a few helpful tricks, along with a treat we’ve cooked up just for you — the Year-end 2017 checklist.
With Trump’s Executive Order, the ACA Trembles
President Trump has set the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on loose footing in signing his latest executive order.
Take a Cue from Wall Street: Human Capital Management is Key
The long-term care industry should pay heed to recent Wall Street rumblings. A petition recently filed with the SEC points to the importance of human capital management for business success.
Changes to the EEO-1: What You Need to Know
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that it would halt implementation of revisions made by the Obama administration in 2016 to the EEO-1 Report.
Healthcare Bill on Back Burner — for Now
The question of what is to come still lingers among the concerns of healthcare providers around the country.
CMS Steps Up Its Game on PBJ Reporting
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: CMS is not backing down from its position on PBJ reporting.
Healthcare Legislation Rises from the Dead: The Graham-Cassidy Bill
Healthcare providers breathed a sigh of relief after the defeat of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in July.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit Q&A – Why Organizations Are Wild About WOTC!