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Nursing, PSW, LTC and Retirement Home

Staffing challenges across nursing, home care, and LTC linked to a shortage of qualified staff

The pandemic has placed incredible pressure on front-line staff across a range of care industries - with similar results.  Burnout has driven large numbers of qualified employees out of the profession, creating a war for talent and upward pressure on salaries. 

"We're being deluged with calls and we do not have the staff to respond.


There are no longer enough nurses and personal support workers in the system to provide people with the help they need at home"


Sue VanderBent, CEO of Home Care Ontario.

“The reality is the workforce shortage is now creating serious access issues as facilities do not have the staff to care for the number of residents that they did before,”

Phil Fogg, board chair at the AHCA and CEO of the Marquis Companies,

Of US PSW requests are being fulfilled (compared to 95% pre-pandemic)

of nursing homes say lack of qualified or interested applicants is an obstacle to hiring

4 in 5

Nursing homes are facing a staffing shortage

Of (US) nursing homes experiencing a staff shortage

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of nursing homes are struggling to hire additional staff

Percentage of nursing homes relying on temporary staff each month

By the numbers:

You might already be issuing signing bonuses.

Here's why you need Benefi: 

You might already be issuing signing/retention bonuses. 

You don't track signing/retention bonuses well.

It's a pain to administer your bonuses on an excel sheet.  It's time consuming for your admin staff, and if they're being honest, it's easy to forget if someone has left the organization. 


This means hundreds of thousands of dollars of unearned bonuses walks out the door every year. 

You're not in the business of lending

If your team is honest, they'd rather not spend valuable time managing, tracking, and trying to collect on outstanding debts owed by ex-employees.  There's a lot of other time-sensitive tasks they'd rather focus on

You're letting money walk out the door. 

Even in situations where your team remembers to ask for a signing bonus back if an employee leaves early, you have no recourse if the ex-employee decides not to repay the obligation. 

It's generally not worth it to pursue these debts in small claims court individually - but collectively, these losses can be substantial. 

You're noncompliant

If you want to be able to deduct signing bonuses from other wages owing to the departing employee, you will need to document the bonus as forgivable “loan” to comply with Employment Standards restrictions on deductions from wages.


Chances are you aren't doing this, due to the complexities of managing this process. 

Want to calculate the cost of employee turnover? 

The costs related to employee churn are not always clear;   we've got a handy (and free!) calculator to help you determine the impact on the bottom line. 

Ready to hear how Benefi can help solve staffing issues?


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Toronto, ON

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