Horizon Bay Retirement Living and JobApp Network Combine for a Best of the Best Solution

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JobApp Network recognized by Assisted Living Federation of America for excellence in service to seniors with hiring solution

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Horizon Bay Retirement Living, a Tampa, Florida-based operator of 94 retirement living communities nationally, was recently recognized by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) as part of the ALFA 2011 Best of the Best Awards. The award recognizes programs that raise the bar of excellence in senior living. In this year's awards, Horizon Bay was lauded for implementing the JobApp Network automated hiring management system.

JobApp Network, Inc., a Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based provider of a subscription-based, automated phone and web hiring management solution, was spotlighted in ALFA's current Assisted Living Executive Magazine and honored at its annual ALFA Conference & Expo held April 5-7 in Orlando, Florida. The JobApp hiring management solution helps Horizon Bay to efficiently hire and retain the right people to achieve its corporate vision: being an extended family for its residents.

With JobApp, pre-screened and scored candidates are delivered right to the hiring manager, helping to focus recruitment efforts on those candidates that are most able to deliver excellent care and continuously grow Horizon Bay's already high resident satisfaction levels.

"JobApp has been a real game changer for Horizon Bay and has truly improved the quality of our hires, the speed and efficiency of our hiring and onboarding practices and has even been instrumental in improving our processes related to acquisitions. We are thrilled to have JobApp as a business partner!" stated Khadeeja Morse, vice president of human resources at Horizon Bay.

The impact of the solution is very apparent in the communities, too. "Employee retention is up 80% prior to having the JobApp solution," said Gloria Ramirez, director of nursing at Harbor Health Systems, a Horizon Bay community.

Reducing employee turnover, which in turn improves the quality of resident care, is a key reason that Horizon Bay chose JobApp. Horizon Bay's managers are able to quickly identify top applicants in JobApp who are more likely to consistently deliver a top-notch Horizon Bay experience. Horizon Bay studied 15,135 new hires and determined that 5-Star applicants in JobApp are 62% less likely to leave. Now, the rush to fill an open position doesn't impact the quality of Horizon Bay's hires and more and more of Horizon Bay's team members are true champions for seniors.

With JobApp, applicants can apply by web or phone in multiple languages. Integration of onboarding/new hire paperwork has resulted in improved efficiencies, saving managers time and ensuring compliance, with integrated background checks, verifications, and automated I-9s and W-4 s. JobApp's built-in compliance rules, with more than 150 validation checks on the I-9 alone, reduce mistakes – important in an era of massively increased government I-9 audits, fines and penalties.

About JobApp Network The Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based company provides a unique subscription-based, automated phone and web-based solution for employers with hourly employees. JobApp uses patented services to source, screen and score future employees, streamlining the hiring process, improving the quality of hire and reducing turnover. JobApp's integrated talent acquisition and services platform includes background checks, tax credit screening and processing, electronic I-9 and W-4 management, and Onboarding under one roof. To learn more about JobAppNetwork please contact: 1-866-JOBAPP-0 or visit us on the web at http://www.jobappnetwork.com.

About Horizon Bay Retirement Living Based in Tampa, Fla., Horizon Bay Retirement Living is a privately owned seniors housing management company focused on managing large portfolios of retirement communities across the United States for institutional real estate investors. With 94 communities in 19 states, the company has grown beyond traditional property management into a fully integrated service platform. The Horizon Bay portfolio includes independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and continuing care retirement communities. For more information on Horizon Bay, visit http://www.horizonbay.com.

About The Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. For 20 years, ALFA has worked to educate policymakers and consumers by advocating for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for seniors. ALFA's member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster collaboration and innovation in the field of senior living. Visit ALFA's Web site at http://www.alfa.org.

This press release was distributed through PR Web by Human Resources Marketer (SeniorCare Marketer: http://www.seniorcaremarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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