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How To Recruit Assisted Living Professionals During A Crisis
How To Recruit Assisted Living Professionals During A Crisis

Times of crisis turn how we go about ordinary processes and activities upside down and disrupt the norm. As recruiters who source and snag up candidates for the Assisted Living industry, we’ve made changes in how we connect with and recruit assisted living professionals. Not only is hiring more urgent but traditional hiring processes have had to be tossed out the window. To move forward and keep positions filled and communities safe, we have had to work out ways to…

Warding Off Social Isolation For Seniors During COVID-19
Warding Off Social Isolation For Seniors During COVID-19

In these unprecedented times, many senior living directors have had to take steps to protect their residents from the spread of the virus. In some cases, it’s been necessary to restrict visitors to the property to reduce the chances of COVID-19 being inadvertently introduced into an at-risk community. Although limited contact with the outside world may help to keep the virus at bay and the residents safe, another concern is moving to the spotlight – that of social isolation and…

6 Recruitment Strategies To Fill Key Roles In Assisted Living
6 Recruitment Strategies To Fill Key Roles In Assisted Living

It’s important to rethink your recruitment strategies now and again. During the pandemic, this has rung true with Senior and Assisted Living recruiters having to figure out exactly how to move forward and keep up with the demands of the industry. There are several strategies that employers can try their hand at to make recruiting for the business more efficient. At a time when communities can’t afford to have unfilled job positions, these can make all the difference to secure…

Senior Living Providers_When You Hire Us To Fill A Role We Have An Industry Helping Us Refer The Right Team Members
Senior Living Providers: When You Hire Us To Fill A Role, We Have An Industry Helping Us Refer the Right Team Members

Senior living providers, we heed your call. At Bradley Harris & Associates, we specialize in sourcing assisted living talent, and often hear it from our clients how identifying suitable candidates to fill critical vacancies at your community can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. In response, we’d like to say forget the needle. You’re only going to end up hiring the best of the worst. Or is it the worst of the best? Instead, hire us to…

7 Tips To Master Digital Recruitment For Assisted Living
7 Tips To Master Digital Recruitment For Assisted Living

Recruitment on the whole, specifically the digital recruitment arena, is faced with major yet interesting changes thanks to the pandemic. Employers in Assisted Living have the chance to use this new methodology to benefit them in recruiting potential employees. Recruiting digitally is about more than just video interviewing though. There’s your entire digital presence to consider as well as the applicants’ experience. Not coming to grips with the process can lead to the candidate you had your eye on landing…

The Path To Becoming A Director of Nursing
The Path To Becoming A Director of Nursing: Education and Career Roadmap

The professional medical sector, and perhaps more so the senior living industry, is experiencing a substantial shortage of candidates who fit the role of Director of Nursing (DON). As baby boomers start to retire, the need for this role is increasing and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, we can expect to see an 18% growth in this job sector from 2018-2028. Below we will outline the career path, including the education and experience you need to become…

Getting Creative During COVID-19 With Virtual Tours For Assisted Living Sales
Getting Creative During COVID-19 With Virtual Tours For Assisted Living Sales

COVID-19 has forced businesses to adapt operations to the times, including finding creative ways to market their products or services. Of course, technology has been a big player in forging and maintaining connections during this time, and it’s no different for the senior living industry.    For obvious safety reasons, many communities aren’t taking prospects on the usual site tour to show them around. Instead, virtual tours are being used as a creative marketing method to boost assisted living sales while…

6 Reasons Why Assisted Living Providers Turn To A Recruiting Team For Their Hiring Needs
6 Reasons Why Providers Turn To An Assisted Living Recruiting Team For Their Hiring Needs

In the search for talent, assisted living providers should be turning to a specialized recruiting team to source and fill positions. Given the current situation with the pandemic, it’s even more critical for the team to be on top of its game. Leaving roles unfulfilled in an assisted living community now can lead to the standard of care dropping at a time when it’s crucial it doesn’t. Here’s what a team with industry relationships and connections can do for your…

Urgent Hiring Needs_Here's Your Plan Of Action
Urgent Hiring Needs Keeping You Up? Here’s Your Plan Of Action

With COVID-19 causing unexpected vacancies which require urgent filling, senior living providers have been under even more pressure than usual to hire suitable candidates at the drop of a hat – candidates who are hard to find as it is, which can lead to the industry being under-staffed at the best of times.  With resourcefulness being the prized skill of the day, management has had to pull out all the stops to maintain care in the community, despite the staff…

Displaced Hospitality Workers_Have You Considered Joining The Assisted Living Industry
Displaced Hospitality Workers: Have You Considered Joining The Assisted Living Industry?

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the hospitality industry with a sizeable portion of hospitality workers either experiencing layoffs or being furloughed. If you fall under the category of displaced hospitality workers, then working in assisted living can offer you a lifeline in these times of uncertainty. Of course, this is not something new, we’ve always welcomed and desired hospitality workers. Assisted Living communities face employee shortages in the best of times, with the industry outpacing…

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