Eklego Advances the Recruitment Process at Growing Virginia Senior Living Community

In Summary:

THE CHALLENGE:

Inadequate resources to meet growing recruitment demands.

THE RESPONSE:

Eklego implemented a comprehensive recruitment campaign to increase employment brand awareness and to attract and hire with more accuracy and urgency.

THE RESULTS (6 Month Pilot):

  • 6,500+ applicants
  • 160 jobs filled
  • Successful implementation of a streamlined hiring process

The Situation

A LifeCare community with 650 employees in Virginia Beach planned an expansion to meet community demands. As the organization grew, human resources lacked the resources to effectively support management's hiring needs.

When the number of job openings increased, so did the burden on hiring managers and resident care. An increase in overtime spend was necessary to supplement staff vacancies. A strategic workforce plan and a systemic change in their recruitment and hiring process was needed.

The Challenge

The Lifecare community lacked the resources to effectively compete for talent in their effort to build and sustain a mission-minded workforce.

The Response

Eklego and the organization's leadership team worked closely to establish a strategy to meet the workforce demands of an expansive continuum of healthcare services. A comprehensive workforce strategy was implemented to achieve staffing objectives:

  • Established a streamlined recruitment process to increase qualified applicant flow and reduce time to fill.
  • Leveraged Eklego's infrastructure to enhance the candidate experience..
  • Established performance metrics to ensure objectives were met..

The Results

Within the first six months of implementation, the partnership delivered:

  • Requisition process with tighter position control practices.
  • Streamlined and centralized hiring process.
  • 6,500+ applicants
  • 160 jobs filled
  • Orientation classes added to keep up with increase of new hires.
  • Management team able to focus on mission-critical operational objetives.

Eklego Elevates Recruitment at NY Capital Region Senior Living Community

In Summary:

THE CHALLENGE:

Eliminate nurse agency usage, lower vacancy hours in nursing department.

THE RESPONSE:

Eklego implemented a focused recruitment process to help attract and hire nursing staff.

THE RESULTS:

  • Agency usage eliminated within six months of implementation.
  • Increased nursing candidate pool.
  • Significant reduction in time-to-fill positions.

The Situation

A senior living community with over six hundred employees was facing staffing issues related to quality, quantity, and timeliness to fill job openings. These challenges resulted in costly nurse agency usage and elevated overtime expenditure. A strategic workforce plan and a systemic change in their recruitment and hiring process was needed.

The Challenge

The organization lacked the necessary resources to build an adequate pool of nursing staff to meet organizational needs.

The Response

Eklego conducted a comprehensive analysis of the organization's recruitment and employment practices to identify current strengths and opportunities. This review resulted in a well-defined process with clearly defined steps and performance metrics to reach workforce goals.

A recruitment partnership was formed leveraging Eklego's infrastructure to enhance its recruitment strategy and initiatives.

The Results

Within six months of implementation, the partnership delivered:

  • Elimination of nurse agency usage resulting in a savings of over $250K.
  • Increased candidate flow by 3x.
  • Improved interview-to-hire ratio to 2½:1 / Higher interviewee quality.
  • Averaging 22 days requisition-to-fill.
  • Increased pool of "ready, willing, and able" employees resulting in consistent staff coverage.
  • Operations team able to focus more on resident care and employee development.

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