Attracting quality talent has always been a challenge in the senior living space, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to fill clinical roles in today’s labor market. With rapidly growing demand thanks to the aging Baby Boomer population, it can only be expected to get worse. This problem is further exacerbated by senior living facilities themselves, as far too many organizations fail to pursue hire-to-keep strategies that focus on retention throughout the entirety of the selection and hiring process.

High turnover places an extra burden on hiring managers who must then divert attention from net-new roles, to backfill positions that were recently vacated. These hiring managers, who aren’t recruiting experts, are forced to repeatedly tackle this function.

Time-to-fill challenges in senior living are often characterized by multiple underlying conditions, including lack of data or knowledge of benchmarks, challenges around skillsets and organizational structures, work issues related to processes and workflows, and the absence of key technology.

Did you know?
  • Time-to-fill for CNAs is 29 days.
  • 53% of senior care providers cite “insufficient numbers of quality applicants” as their #1 problem.
  • The senior care workforce will need to DOUBLE in the next 12 years to keep pace with rising demand.

Your Time-to-Fill Treatment Plan

The remedy for your time-to-fill challenge relies on one or more of these key focus areas.

Data & Benchmarks

The Issues:

  • No one really knows what good looks like for hiring.
  • We’ve identified key performance indicators, but have no way to accurately measure them.

The HealthcareSource Way:

While many facilities look at success in hiring as filling empty seats, at HealthcareSource, we know your quality-of-hire, retention rates, and average tenure tell the full story of how talent acquisition helps improve the organization and resident care. We also recognize that recruiting is both an art and a science, and combine the two elements in our interview guide. Ultimately, we’re focused on giving you the tools you need to understand which tactics are working and where you can eliminate deficiencies in your strategy to improve time-to-fill.

How We Help:

Quickly run reports to view and understand the effectiveness of the recruiting and hiring strategies that you've put in place. Every hiring step, as defined by your senior care organization, can be viewed, analyzed, and monitored, in a single tool. Learn more »

With today's senior living hiring managers in mind, our interview guide gives you a quantitative method for scoring your interviews, and even automatically generates follow-up questions for you to ask based on your applicant’s assessment answers. Learn more »

Pre-hire skills and behavioral assessments give hiring managers a frame of reference for judging applicant quality and the insight to ask questions during the hiring process. Benefit from 120+ healthcare profiles to compare applicants against. Learn more »

Find out how your recruitment team measures up against their counterparts. Get a detailed analysis of both your structure and the strategies used against recruiting benchmarks, while also gaining access to a community of peers and experts. Learn more »

People & Skillsets

The Issues:

  • The competition for talent is so fierce and recruitment is changing so rapidly, that it’s practically impossible to keep up.
  • Our hiring managers are experts in their fields, but not necessarily in recruitment.

The HealthcareSource Way:

For larger senior living organization, the only way to decrease time-to-fill without sacrificing quality care is by proactively sourcing quality talent. Your recruitment team needs to dedicate time — or even people — to sourcing. This will help you staff your organization for both today’s and tomorrow’s needs. To do this effectively, you need to be sure your team has the right skills and is set up for efficiency. However, if all of your recruiting responsibilities fall on hiring managers, then automating processes will be key to shortening your time-to-fill.

How We Help:

This applicant tracking system was built for and by senior care providers. It is designed for dedicated recruiters as well as human resources and hiring managers from organizations with a decentralized hiring process in which they must play a key role in recruitment and selection. Learn more »

Find out how your recruitment team measures up against their counterparts in the industry. Get a detailed analysis of both your structure and the strategies used against recruiting benchmarks, while also gaining access to a community of your peers and industry experts. Learn more »

No colleges offer a bachelor’s degree in recruiting, but our robust, structured certification program, led by industry expert and innovator David Szary, educates recruiters of all levels, ensuring they have a toolkit for success. Learn more »

Process

The Issues:

  • Hiring is too cumbersome — automating repeatable steps will help.
  • The strategies you’re using now aren’t helping you find the elusive talent you need.

The HealthcareSource Way:

At HealthcareSource, we know you’re fighting the hiring battle on multiple fronts: recruiting low-skilled employees at high volumes to fill roles that lead the way in turnover rate, as well as sourcing highly-skilled individuals who can be difficult to attract and engage. By automating repeatable and time-consuming tasks, such as onboarding, your team can focus more on managing your employer brand, candidate relationships, and other recruitment marketing practices that will help you grow your talent pipeline.

How We Help:

Quickly run reports to view the effectiveness of your recruiting and hiring efforts. Every hiring step, as defined by your senior care organization, can be viewed and monitored. Learn more »

Lean Human Capital by HealthcareSource conducts a detailed analysis of your team structure and strategies, helping you optimize based on data and industry best practices. Learn more »

This tool will help you save time on finding and attracting quality talent and improve your hiring efficiency. You can schedule automatic searches of multiple sources to build an aggregated pool of candidates. Learn more »

Track relationships with potential hires and use our email software to communicate with your Talent Network, either through targeted audiences or through your entire list. Set up automatic campaigns for efficiency. Learn more »

Technology

The Issues:

  • Too many organizations have too many systems that don’t communicate with each other.
  • Often, recruitment technology is missing the full set of modern features that job seekers’ demand.

The HealthcareSource Way:

HealthcareSource knows that technology should be making your work easier and less cumbersome so it can help improve your time-to-fill, rather than add to it. That is why we offer an integrated platform solution tailored specifically to hiring, keeping, and growing a quality healthcare workforce.

How We Help:

This applicant tracking system was built for and by senior care providers. It is designed for dedicated recruiters as well as human resources and hiring managers from organizations with a decentralized hiring process in which they must play a key role in recruitment and selection. Learn more »

Pre-hire skills and behavioral assessments give hiring managers a frame of reference for judging applicant quality, and also provides the insight needed to ask questions during the hiring process. Benefit from 120+ healthcare profiles to compare your applicants against. Learn more »

Quickly run reports to view the effectiveness of your recruiting and hiring efforts. Every hiring step, as defined by your senior care organization, can be viewed and monitored. Learn more »

This tool will help you save time on sourcing and improve your hiring efficiency. You can schedule automatic searches of multiple sources to build an aggregated pool of candidates. Learn more »

Track relationships with potential hires and use our email software to communicate with your Talent Network, either through targeted audiences or through your entire list. Set up automatic campaigns for efficiency. Learn more »

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