What’s in a degree: top 20 university degrees with highest unemployment rate

I thought I’d pass along a fascinating analysis put together by the Wall Street Journal after analyzing 173 college majors in the 2010 US Census data. Pair the astronomical costs of post-secondary education, with a ruthless job market and economy, and this study becomes of critical importance. I’d always assumed my degree in English was the most useless, but not anymore! Read more »

From good intentions to effective communication – with TheWorxHub - Part 2

In part 1 I said that to be a successful leader of an operations department in senior living it’s not enough to be an expert technician or a good manager – you have to be an effective communicator. Perception is reality, and it’s up to you to be continually shaping what others think of you and your team. I talked about how TheWorxHub is helping us strengthen relationships with residents and families through better communication. I touched on how managing life safety and compliance with TheWorxHub sends a message of competence and control to authorities having jurisdiction. Read more »

From good intentions to effective communication - with TheWorxHub - Part 1

I'm Director of Facilities for Jones-Harrison, a senior living facility in Minneapolis providing both assisted living and long-term care. While I manage a team of seven maintenance staff, I'm not the kind of manager who lives in an ivory tower. A few days a week I'm dressed in uniform, jumping in and helping out with maintenance troubleshooting. Everything I ask my staff to do I've done myself. I know the technical side of the work inside out. Read more »

Asset management primer

Over the years, the asset management features of PM Worx and now TheWorxHub have grown increasingly more important to our customer communities. What was once considered nice-to-have has turned into a must-have for senior living communities to be fully fiscally responsible. Read more »

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