Time-to-Fill for Senior Living
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.