As president and CFO of New Perspective Senior Living, Ryan Novaczyk guides a network of 23 senior living communities across Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Ryan Novaczyk emphasizes the idea that seniors can “Live Life on Purpose” with the help of his firm's dedicated employees and a full range of community amenities.
In August, 2017, New Perspective announced a partnership with OnShift, an Ohio-based software firm that offers cloud-based human capital management solutions. Through OnShift Wallet, senior housing staff members are able to access earned wages that have not yet been paid.
As described to Senior Housing News by the CEO of OnShift, a major benefit of the app is that it provides ready money to caregivers in cases where they need to access extra funds for emergencies or daily expenses. This avoids the need to access payday lenders who typically charge high interest rates, as well as the fees and inconvenience associated with overdrawn bank accounts. With OnShift, there is simply a fixed $5 fee for transactions through the app.
The OnShift app reflects a generational shift, in which approximately 70 percent of new nursing home hires are millennials conversant in the latest mobile technologies. Having the app available provides employees with flexibility in their spending and offers a sense of caring about employee well being. The bottom line is greater peace of mind when unplanned events occur.