Senior Living Employee Recruitment: Tips for Attracting Great People

Senior Living Employee Recruitment: Tips for Attracting Great People

Question: Do you know the top five reasons a candidate would want to work for your senior living community?

If you don’t know the answer, start thinking about it. Because understanding why your company is a great place to work will help you attract great staff.

It’s no secret that it’s a competitive hiring market in senior living. Many companies are vying for the same candidates, from care staff to executive directors. So when you find a candidate you like, how do you convince them that they should work for you? You have to market your community to potential job candidates with the same intensity you market to prospects.

Which is why knowing the top five reasons candidates would want to work at your community is a great way to engage prospective employees and stand out from the crowd.

How do you come up with your list? Start by asking your current employees why they work for you and what they like about their job, the community, their co-workers, their managers, and even the residents. You’ll probably get some valuable feedback and great insights into why staff members stay with your community.

When you’re talking to job candidates, share these insights with them and ask which one is most important. Then, talk about that particular topic in more depth. For example, if a collaborative workplace culture is important, show them the ways your community and team foster this sort of environment.

5 replies
  1. Erika Brady
    Erika Brady says:

    Your advice to find out what your current employees like about working in the community and to help job candidates understand your culture and benefits could be useful. When finding people to recruit, it could help to start by finding a good senior living executive. It might be a good idea to find a company that specializes in senior living executive recruiting so that you can find skilled and experienced professionals that can then help you with other staff and with the business.

  2. Peter Charles
    Peter Charles says:

    Attracting great people for senior living recruitment is very important for a senior living recruiting agency. Through this article senior living recruiting agencies will get help very much. Thanks for sharing this article.


    I was looking for such kind of article from pas few weeks. In this article, the writer has properly elaborated the concept of how to recruit a professional and experienced senior living employee. Thank you very much for sharing this article with us.

  4. Eric S. Randazzo
    Eric S. Randazzo says:

    Thank you for sharing tips on attracting senior living employee recruitment. Your insights have been helpful in guiding us on how to create an attractive workplace culture and recruitment process. We appreciate your time and expertise in providing us with this valuable information.


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