Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) Highlights MedBest!

Hiring Interim Professionals is Strategic Move

March 2023

Ask senior living executives and operators to name their top challenge. The answer is probably the same as it’s been for the last few years: the workforce. The labor market remains tight.


Filling a key role can especially be challenging. There’s tremendous pressure to quickly find the right senior care executive when there’s a vacancy, whether expected or unexpected.


How do you successfully work within these parameters? Should you keep the role open until you find the perfect fit, or should you hire quickly and risk a mismatch ending in a costly mistake? As senior living recruiters, we don’t recommend either approach. So, how can you give yourself more time for a thoughtful and strategic hiring decision and relieve some of the pressure?  Two words: Interim Talent.


MedBest’s available Interim STARS (Special Talent Available & Ready) can be your best solution and here’s why:


Experience. Interim professionals are seasoned veterans. They often have decades of relevant experience and proven track records for handling the workload and difficult situations that may arise.


Reliable. You can count on interim professionals to be ready and available when you need them. Interim professionals have been vetted and are a match for your specific job openings.


Affordable. Utilizing interim talent makes financial sense. Interim coverage can prevent you from making a hiring mistake during a 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.


Expertise. 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 residents and 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 is stressful; however, Interim talent can help alleviate some of that stress and enable your senior living organization to make strategic long-term decisions.


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

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MedBest Recruiting 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 MedBest at 727-526-1294 / / .

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