What Are You Doing with Your Dash?

Alton Maiden played Defensive Tackle for The University of Notre Dame under legendary Coach Lou Holtz. In late October 1996, the Fighting Irish arrived in Dublin, Ireland to prepare for the first-ever Shamrock Classic – a November 2 football game between Notre Dame and the United States Naval Academy. During their time in Ireland, the team was able to do some sightseeing. One of their stops was a 12th century [...]


Nicole Hartog Joins Aspen Associates Group as Associate Recruiter

Littleton, CO — Aspen Associates Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Nicole Hartog, who will join the organization as an Associate Recruiter. Nicole spent the last two decades of her career working directly with seniors and their caregivers which has enhanced her passion to help seniors age well. She has presented seminars at national conferences on topics including program innovations in senior services, evidenced-based older adult wellness programs, [...]


Recruiting Moms to Senior Care and Assisted Living Facilities

Working mothers form a large portion of the senior care, assisted living, and other healthcare and caregiving professions. When it comes to recruiting these valuable employees, however, companies need to keep in mind the unique needs of this demographic. Recruiting and retaining talent is all about building a culture where they feel welcomed and valued. Caregiving has always had an image of being a profession that is historically predominantly female, [...]


Aspen Associates Group Announces Latest Expansion

Littleton, CO — Aspen Associates Group is pleased to announce its latest expansion, adding 858 square feet, and bringing its total operating space up to 2245 square feet (not including Aspen’s gymnasium and employee lounge). The expansion marks a new era for the firm, which continues to provide excellent client service through a team of senior executive search consultants with operational and clinical experience in senior living and acute care. [...]


Amy Bykowski Joins Aspen Associates Group as Associate Recruiter

Littleton, CO — Aspen Associates Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Bykowski, who will join the organization as an Associate Recruiter. Amy Bykowski brings nearly 20 years of experience and leadership in customer-facing retail settings. That background helped her develop customer, organizational, and communication skills, which benefit Aspen’s clients, as well as candidates. “I am very excited to work with the Aspen team,” she said. “My career [...]


Going Green in Senior Care and Assisted Living Facilities

Everyone is talking about sustainability these days, but what are they really looking for? For some seniors and their families, your approach to sustainability could be the key difference in choices that generate revenue for you. Healthcare and Sustainability Today Healthcare and nursing have a particularly complex relationship with sustainability, as the very practices that are meant to ensure quality and safe care (such as single-use PPE) may seem at [...]


3 Common Reasons Why You Are Being Ghosted – and What to Do Now

You are in the midst of interviewing for a new position, and it seems like everything is going well… until it all seemingly stops mid-air. All of a sudden, the recruiter or hiring manager stops returning your calls or emails. You ask yourself, “what did I do wrong?” The answer: probably nothing (but maybe something). This article will go over some of the most common reasons why ghosting happens in [...]


Tips and Tricks of the Counteroffer: What You Need to Consider  

Whether this is your first job, or you have been working in the senior living industry for decades, navigating the hiring process can be extremely exciting – and also incredibly stressful. When that offer that you have been fighting for finally comes through, you might want to jump on it right away. Before you do, take the time to ensure that you really know what you are accepting and that [...]


The Pending Employment Crisis in the Healthcare Industry – and How to Deal

Many people who work in healthcare were originally motivated by passion. They pursued senior care because they wanted to help people and to make a real and meaningful difference in the world. Of course, working in the healthcare industry has always been tough: long hours can slowly (or not so slowly) lead to burnout – but working in this industry in the midst of a global pandemic has only made [...]


Why Your Senior Care Facility Needs to Embrace Social Media

If you ask most people, they will tell you that social media and the workplace do not go together. And while in many instances this is true – after all, you do not want to pay your employees to scroll through Facebook or Instagram endlessly – social media can also be beneficial. In this article, we will go over some of the positive benefits of social media in healthcare from [...]

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