The wellness staff you provide for residents in your senior living community can, quite simply, make or break your resident wellness strategy. Hire only for qualifications, and you may miss the mark on a personality that works for the residents. Hire with a primary focus on personality ("we can teach the hard skills, but you can't correct for personality") and you may never really get your services off the ground.
Recently, I wrote a blog about our hiring tips. We're a staffing organization, so we do a lot of hiring to support senior living community wellness programs. We also provide wellness consulting for retirement communities. What I've seen from both ends of our work is that hiring incorrectly can significantly shortchange your active aging initiatives. Fortunately, the converse is also true - hire well and your community can edge out its competition by providing a vibrant resident lifestyle.
In our Build Vitality series, we recently covered this very topic. In the short, 25 minute program, you'll learn how to:
- Determine the qualifications for the job.
- Establish a job description.
- Effectively post the job opening.
- Develop a more in-depth interview process.
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