Using real-life experiences and examples, this book assists those in leadership roles in long-term care communities to understand the complexities of the Human Resources function. This type of information is necessary, since most organizations do not have formal training on such important information, and when it is learned it is generally by trial and error. Set The Course: Best HR Practices for Long-Term Care Leaders provides the reader with suggestions to improve employee morale and decrease turnover in an industry known for struggling to retain qualified individuals. The author presents her reasons why long-term healthcare staff are a special group of people, and how leaders can have a positive impact on their relationships with them. The book discusses recruiting, educating, and disciplining practices, as well as providing suggestions of best practices learned over the author's twenty years as a Human Resources Professional in the long-term care industry.