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 [...]


Cracking the Communications Code for Candidates

Humans speak their first fully-formed words sometime between 9 – 12 months of age. This is a major milestone, delighting our parents and launching children into the world of interactive communication. For the rest of our lives, words are the foundation of nearly everything we do.  Taking full advantage of the possibilities of language can set job candidates apart in any recruiting and interview process, especially with smart communications tips [...]


Jobs in 2022: Mid-Year Numbers Report

It’s no secret that every part of the healthcare sector has gone through enormous turmoil over the last few years. While much of the focus has been on the crisis of acute care, such as hospitals, long-term care – such as assisted living and senior health care – has faced struggles too. Are we finally reaching the light at the end of the tunnel? As we head into the latter [...]


Generations in the Workplace: What to Know

Today’s workforce spans several generations, from the not-yet-retired “Greatest Generation” and the Baby Boomers to fresh-faced Gen Z. Each of these generations brings something unique to the workplace, thanks to differences they’ve faced in their education and in the world they’ve grown up in. How can organizations understand and support these different generations? Let’s take a closer look.   Baby Boomers In most workplaces, Baby Boomers are the senior generation, although [...]


Ghosting in the Workplace and How to Avoid It

Ghosting – it’s not just for dating anymore! Coined as a way to describe would-be romantic partners who simply stop communicating without warning, “ghosting” has officially made its way into the workplace. Much like its counterpart in the personal realm, ghosting in the professional world refers to what happens when one party – either the employer or the candidate – seemingly drops out of the process without any explanation and [...]


Dads in the Workplace: Who is the New Dad and How Do You Attract Them?

The “new dad” is a force to be reckoned with. Able to juggle multiple roles and searching for a balance between family and work life, these dads are changing what it means to be a working father. Their dedication and creativity make them great candidates to join any company – so how can you recruit and retain them to your team?   Who Is the “New Dad?” The “new dad” [...]


What Do New Grads Want from Senior Care Companies?

It’s that time of year again: graduation means that the class of 2022 is heading out to find their first post-graduate jobs. What does that mean for senior care companies looking to recruit from among these bright new grads? These are three of the most important things that the class of 2022 is looking for in a new role.   Competitive Pay Let’s start with the basics: pay. New grads [...]


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 [...]


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, [...]


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 [...]

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