Would you recommend your community to your job-hunting friends?

Can you honestly recommend your assisted living community to friends who are looking for a job?

If you know they are naturally thoughtful, caring, and considerate, and would look forward to training and education sessions to hone their skills, would you alert them to position openings?

Do you know if they are good listeners, and communicators, and enjoy interaction with the older adult population?

These are skills just as important as knowing how to serve a proper meal, clear a table, and deliver room service meals with all the condiments,  along with a cheerful smile and kind words. Are they well-groomed, have integrity, and respect for a Code of Ethics?

Would any of your friends realize that teamwork is involved and that the team becomes an on-the-job family that supports each other as the company also does?

Could they handle flexible hours and schedules if necessary?

Are they aware that the residents of today are more sophisticated and worldly than generations past?

That they come from various ethnic backgrounds, bringing vast experiences with them?

Do your friends display empathy for others?

Have you ever told them that you are a skilled professional with finely honed skills that encompass many avenues?

Can you honestly recommend your company as one that invests in its employees with excellent training and has ongoing educational meetings?

During those meetings can you participate and offer ideas, suggestions, and discussion?

Can you tell your friends that you are supported in your efforts, offered guidance, and recognized for your unique talents?

Can you say that the wages are competitive with other communities?

How about rewards, recognition, and benefits?

Are they offered?

Does the company offer schedule flexibility?

Is there a 401k plan for full-time employees?

Would they receive vacation, holiday, and sick pay?

Do full-time staff receive medical benefits?

Are your company’s values clearly stated? Is your community one they would love to work in?

And a company they would come to love working for?

Kind Dining® training sessions help to build the company/ employee relationship that creates the community employees love to work in and the company shows pride. We deliver our unique 9-module dining service training beneficial for all your employees. We deliver wise training investment consultations by phone and virtually in Zoom.

We are approved for 11 Continuing Education Units for RDNs, & NDTRs.  CEUs are from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This includes 1 Ethics unit for the entire series. The credentialing board for Certified Dietary Managers is the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM), also approving 11 credits,  9 General, 1 Sanitation, and 1 Ethics.

Be ♥ Kind Tip: Can you recommend your company as one that invests in its employees?

About Cindy Heilman

Cindy is the founder and owner of Kind Dining®, which she began in 2006. She’s traveled across the country and Canada working with and training senior living communities that want to create an exceptional dining experience for their residents and staff. In addition, she certifies select professionals in her Kind Dining® philosophy and provides tools, now in an eLearning format, that make learning stick and help people put insights into action. As a result of her work, clients often share their staff has a new sense of purpose, get along better and keep their focus and energy on what matters most. In fact, she wrote a book, Hospitality for Boomers on how to attract residents and keep good team members. In her free time, she enjoys walking Oregon trails and cheering on her favorite soccer teams, the Portland Thorns and Timbers.

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