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Recent Posts

Dining Trends For Senior Living
Chefs! Here Are The Latest Senior Living Dining Trends You Need To Know

There is nothing quite like a good meal to bring people together, and we could all do with some extra happiness at the moment. Chefs in senior living have been given a tasty responsibility to transform dining into an experience that celebrates life unlike before.  So, what are the latest senior living dining trends, and how is your community making the most of the opportunity to allow residents to feel like life tastes just a little bit sweeter? Senior Living…

Voice Search For Senior Living Providers
Voice Search Explained For Senior Living

Voice search is talked about a lot these days in relation to SEO. The experts make a case for its rising popularity, beginning with the stat that 50% of all internet searches are expected to be voice-based in 2020. For marketers in the senior living industry, optimizing your content for this kind of search method can help you to reach potential new clients online. It can also mean greater recruitment opportunities, as you can reach technology-inclined candidates who use their…

How To Stand Out In A Job Search
How To Stand Out In a Job Search and Land Your Dream Assisted Living Role

If you need to know how to stand out in a job search – this is the blog post for you. Finding a job can sometimes feel a bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There are times when you can’t seem to get an interview and others when it’s simply hard to narrow down what you’re looking for. It can be the same for recruiters and employers. Sifting through endless applications can be tiresome and repetitive.…

Interview Checklist
Hire Stronger Assisted Living Candidates Using This Interview Checksheet

Raise your hand if you absolutely love conducting interviews. We thought as much. Regardless of how you feel about them, it’s a task that someone needs to do. If that person is you, then there are certain skills involved in landing great candidates who can contribute to the community in the long run. To help you in your quest to hire stronger Assisted Living professionals, we’ve put together a solid interview checksheet you can refer to. Your Interview Checksheet To…

Millennials Job Turnover
How Senior Living Providers Can Tap Into The Millennials Talent Market

When it comes to millennials, job turnover is often thought to be an emerging problem. Job hoppers and technology fiends, this generation faces many negative stereotypes. However, these are not necessarily true, and these younger workers have much to offer the workforce. Millennials are tech-savvy, aware, and can offer fresh perspectives. This generation is also the largest and fastest-growing segment of the working population. By 2025, 75% of the US workforce will be comprised of millennials.  These workers are looking…

Maintenance Director In Senior Living
Why A Career In Senior Living As Maintenance Director Will Be Your Most Rewarding Yet

If you’re considering a career in senior living as the Maintenance Director, then know that it’s an incredibly rewarding path to take. It’s a role that not only requires your organizational and planning skills to keep a community running smoothly but also a chance to forge a connection with the residents who live there. Although working with the elderly may present occasional trying moments, for the majority of the time, it will be a very fulfilling part of your working…

Benefits Of An Employee Referral
The Not So Secret Benefits Of An Employee Referral

If we’re letting you in on a secret, then we’re surprised. Employee referrals are the number one source of quality candidates in the industry. As recruiters, we have had resounding success setting up referral programs for our clients, as well as providing referrals through our own Talent Ambassador Program. Through these, employers are able to place talented people in roles and communities where they thrive. Referrals are so successful because they benefit everyone involved. Employers get access to better quality…

Retention Strategies
Is Your All-Star Staff Walking Out The Door? Try These Retention Strategies

Employee turnover has increased dramatically in recent years. The Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) investigates the ‘quits rate’ seasonally. Their latest preliminary figures from July 2020 reported a 2.1% rate of workers voluntarily leaving their jobs, despite the ongoing pandemic. Although this rate dropped in March this year, it has been climbing back up towards levels seen in July 2019. The unfortunate thing is that this is fully within the observed pattern. Before this, the number of employees leaving their…

Senior Living Blog To Reassure Prospects
Using Your Senior Living Blog To Reassure Prospects and Families During Times Of Uncertainty

Are you using your senior living blog to its full potential? Perhaps you haven’t given much thought to the impact and importance of having an authoritative and informative blog section on your website. Not only can you use it to help boost your SEO rankings for better visibility online, but you can also reinforce trust and provide reassurance to prospects and their families during times of uncertainty.  Why Have A Blog On Your Website As a marketing tool, maintaining a…

Preparing For The Future Of Assisted Living
Pivoting Strategies In Times Of Change: Preparing For The Future Of Assisted Living

The arrival of the pandemic brought about changes for business owners across the world. Operations had to be adjusted quickly and new processes were put into place with very little time to prepare. Now that the reaction phase is over, it’s time to pivot strategies and look to the future of assisted living with more permanent strategies in mind.  Business as usual isn’t going to cut it, and taking a reactive stance to sales, marketing, housing, and operations is not…