The Travel Nurse Market: What’s Ahead for 2023

Travel nurses have been around for decades, but the COVID-19 pandemic brought this subset of nurses into the spotlight more than ever before. Heading into 2023, the demand and wages that have defined the profession for the past few years remain high, but there’s more to the picture in the year ahead.   Demand and Wages Remain High Although the demand for travel nurses is far from what it was [...]


Aspen Associates Group President, Tom Zeleny, Featured in Sanford Rose Associates Spotlight

We always love the opportunity to share more about our Aspen Associates story with a broader audience. That’s why we’re so honored that our president, Tom Zeleny, has been featured in the new Sanford Rose Associates Spotlight. Tom shared some of his insights on executive search, trends he’s seen among clientele, and what makes Aspen so special – plus a few fun facts about him (did you know his go-to [...]


2023 Hiring and Workplace Trends

2023 is just around the corner – so what workplace trends should we be prepared for? Indeed and Glassdoor have just released their annual Hiring and Workplace Trends Report, featuring smart insights on the future of work. This year’s report focuses on how a handful of recent shifts are likely to continue evolving, transforming how we think about work and what the employer-employee relationship looks like. Let’s take a look [...]


2023 HR Focus: Prioritizing Employee Retention Over Talent Acquisition

The healthcare industry has seen a lot of changes over the last few years, and HR priorities are changing right along with them. A recent report from Lattice reveals what HR professionals are most focused on in 2023: prioritizing employee retention over talent acquisition.   Lattice’s 2023 State of People Strategy Report collected insights from over 800 HR professionals from around the globe, including teams in North America and Europe, [...]


Aspen Associates Group Announces Certified Infection Control Preventionist Recruiting

Littleton, CO: November 17, 2022 ­– Aspen Associates Group is pleased to announce that they now offer recruiting services for Certified Infection Control Preventionists.  Certified Infection Control Preventionists are highly-trained healthcare professionals who assist organizations with improving safety standards to avoid the stresses and costs of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). With backgrounds in nursing, public health, education, and other fields, these experts monitor the most up-to-date, science-backed research to implement recommendations [...]


Why Even Santa Could Use an Expert Recruiter

We’ve all seen the hiring struggles across the professional world this year, but this might be the final straw: there’s a Santa shortage! Seeing the jolly old elf at shopping malls or at holiday parties is a classic part of the season every year. Unfortunately, 2022’s labor shortage is hitting even the cheeriest of professions, leaving many organizations without a Santa for their holiday celebrations. Mitch Allen, the founder and [...]


Quiet Quitting and Healthcare: Separating the Symptom from the Cause

Quiet quitting. What began as a viral video has become one of the most talked about (and written about) topics this year. Is it a valid phenomenon, or is it nothing more than catchy clickbait? To a certain degree, the answer to that question does not matter. Rather than debating the significance of the symptoms, this is an opportunity for leaders to proactively address the more important matter: the cause. [...]


Report: Survey Shows Planned Budget Increases and More

Budgets are getting bigger in 2023, and there are a lot more financial developments on the horizon for the new year. Here’s what to know about the state of salary budgets heading into 2023. According to’s Annual National Salary Budget Survey, the “traditional” 3% annual raise is being edged out by a new standard: the 4% raise – and a corresponding increase in salary budgets is also on its [...]


Are You Recruiting from the Right Talent Pools?

Call it what you will: the Great Resignation, the Great Attrition, or any of the many names given to the COVID-era hiring woes so many healthcare organizations are facing. Competition for talent is intense, workers are re-evaluating their priorities following years of pressure and burnout, and the result is an uncomfortably large number of job openings that organizations struggle to fill. McKinsey just published some interesting research on this very [...]


National Assisted Living Week 2022: Celebrating an Industry That Make Lives Better

National Assisted Living Week 2022 takes place Sept. 11-17, 2022. Aspen Associates Group is privileged to work as an executive recruiting partner with people at all levels in this profession, and we are continually impressed by their dedication and care for residents and their family members. On so many levels, the assisted living industry makes a positive contribution to our society. Assisted living provides social benefits that come from being [...]

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