6 Benefits of Using a Senior Living Executive Search Firm in 2023

Recruiting high caliber candidates in senior living and long-term care is quite challenging. If you’re thinking about investing in new executive talent in 2023, you need to make sure that you’re using the best recruitment methods available and that should include an industry specific executive recruiting firm.


Here are 6 benefits of using a senior living executive recruiting firm:

Saves Time
.  Executive recruiters have access to a wider pool of top notch active and passive candidates than most organizations do. This translates to quickly identifying qualified candidates for your open key position.  In addition, recruiters can do the initial screening and vetting. Plus, they often negotiate salaries and other terms of employment saving you time.

Saves Money
. Most organizations understand not only that there’s time involved in finding the perfect candidate but there’s a cost as well. A complex and lengthy in-house recruitment process can be pricey. Plus, the estimated cost of a bad hire ranges from 5 to 27 times the amount of the person’s actual salary depending on the position you’re filling.  Search firms save you money with the ability to zero in on highly qualified candidates and thus, avoiding a complicated hiring process and long-term vacancies. In addition, most recruiting firms offer a replacement guarantee.

Offers Vast Network of Candidates
. Accessing a large network of industry candidates is one of the main benefits of using a recruiter especially when filling a senior level or leadership role. You’ll be able to tap into a large talent pool of qualified candidates. In addition, as experts in the senior living industry, they get referrals from their network of active and passive candidates. This is a huge advantage especially when looking for a candidate with a specific skill set and/or experience.

Conducts Rigorous Search Process
. A rigorous recruitment process involves accurately identifying qualified candidates and assessing their talent using the best tools each step of the way. For example, MedBest has a 25-step process that includes a personality assessment which looks at an employee’s motivators, practices, and how they adapt and overcome difficult situations as well as how they fit your company culture. A multi-step and rigorous search process helps to ensure the right fit for the right position.

Utilizes Timely Job Market Data
. The best industry search firms have up-to-date information regarding your specific search. They can share the latest on the talent landscape and going salaries of a specific role in a specific location. This information can help you attract an even better candidate than originally thought or even reshape the parameters of the role you need to fill.

Offers Transparency
. The most reputable senior living search firms will be upfront and provide honest and timely communication with you throughout the recruiting process.  You will know exactly what has been done, the approach taken, and the results from start to finish.


Recruiting leadership for senior living and long-term care organizations can be difficult. However, with the help of
MedBest Recruiting, exclusive to senior living and LTC, you don’t have to go it alone. Contact us for more information
about executive search or if you have an immediate recruitment need, perm or interim. MedBest can help you find the
right solution to finding your next executive-level hire.




Julie Rupenski is the Founder & CEO of MedBest Recruiting. Since opening its doors in 2001, Julie has grown MedBest into an award winning, multimillion-dollar national firm, garnering impressive awards including INC 5000 2021 and Tampa Bay Fast 50 2021!  This year, Julie was named as one of the “Top 100 Women Leaders in Tampa 2022″ by Women We Admire.


MedBest has gained national recognition due to Julie’s industry expertise and high level of success. Julie has an in-depth knowledge of the senior living industry.  She previously worked in operations for both senior housing and senior living prior to founding MedBest. Today, Julie and her industry-savvy team of recruiters, make it their mission to place exceptional industry executives in senior living positions where they have the greatest impact.


Julie’s industry articles and interviews have been published in Provider Magazine, Argentum Quarterly, LeadingAge Magazine, McKnight’s Senior Living, Florida Senior Living Association, Florida Health Care Association, Florida Assisted Living Association, LeadingAge Florida, LeadingAge Indiana, LeadingAge Oregon, Virginia Assisted Living Association and the Pennsylvania Health Care Association.


Julie earned her degree in Gerontology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida and continues to cultivate her career through senior living conferences, forums, trade shows, and expos.


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!

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