Hiring Managers...We Have 2 Words for You: Interim Talent! By Katie Piperata, Interim Solutions Director, MedBest Recruiting

It's still a candidate-driven job market which means candidates have the upper hand.  If you're a senior living hiring manager, filling a key role is very stressful. You're under tremendous pressure to find the right senior care executive candidate in this crazy job market. More than ever, top talent is willing to jump ship. They'll leave for organizations offering better bonuses, higher salaries and a plethora of benefits including additional PTO and flexible schedules, etc.


How do you work within these parameters? Should you hire quickly and risk a mismatch ending in a costly mistake? As senior living recruiters, we don't recommend it. But how can you give yourself more time for a thoughtful hiring decision and relieve some of the pressure? Two words: Interim Talent!


Considering the job market volatility, interim coverage may be more important than ever. Here are 6 benefits of using interim senior care executive talent:


-Experience. Interim professionals are seasoned and experienced senior living professionals. Many have over 20 years of experience in the industry and are capable and equipped to handle the workload.


-Reliable.  You can count on interim professionals to be ready and available when you need them. The best interim staffing firms will present vetted interims who have the certifications and qualifications needed for your specific job opening.


-Cost-Effective. Commissioning interim talent makes financial sense. Interim coverage can prevent you from making a hiring mistake during this mad dash for talent. Hiring mistakes can be very costly. Interim coverage also helps you to avoid making a long-term financial commitment. You decide how long you need them.


-Resource. Interim talent is a great resource for new skills and expertise. Organizations may take on a new project or service that requires skills you and your team are missing. Plus, interim solutions can be applied on a project-to-project basis. You decide the start and end dates.


-Stability. During a transitional period or changes within your organization, interim talent can offer stability. For example, an unexpected executive's departure can prove to be disastrous and may create a ripple effect throughout your organization. Bringing aboard an Interim executive can minimize any business disruption and reassure employees.


-Connection. Research has shown that interim executives are able to connect with the current staff effectively. They fit in seamlessly and hit the ground running. They have excellent social skills and can positively impact your current staff.


Filling a key role in senior living during this job market is undoubtedly stressful. Interim talent can help alleviate some of that stress and enable hiring managers to make the best long-term decisions.


Contact MedBest for Interim Talent Solutions at / 727-526-1294.


MedBest is an award-winning national Executive Search Firm exclusive to the Senior Living Industry. For more than two decades, we have connected senior living organizations with exceptional senior living executive talent for both permanent and interim roles.


MedBest was named as one of American's top companies by Inc.5000 plus we are a Tampa Fast 50 Company!  Contact us today at / 727-526-1294.



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