LHH Knightsbridge Chosen by Bennett Village to Find New Leader

September 22, 2021 – Toronto-based LHH Knightsbridge has been enlisted to find an executive director for Bennett Village, a senior living and long-term care facility in Georgetown, ON. Leading the assignment are recruitment consultant Matt Dyck and partner Laura Machan. “Bennett Village is on the edge of the next step in its evolution,” said LHH Knightsbridge. “The site has been approved to build a new 166-bed home. The next executive director will need a special blend of leadership skills to maintain the comfortable, at-home atmosphere while working with the board and external providers to build the new facility.” Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will be responsible for the overall operations of Bennett Village including human resources, fiscal performance, quality improvement, risk management, community relations and partnerships, and compliance with legislation and standards, said LHH Knightsbridge.

Major responsibilities of the role include leadership of staff and service partners. The new executive director must also collaborate with the board and external experts on design and specifications, planning and construction of the organization’s new site. He or she will also be expected to maintain channels of communication between internal and external stakeholders.

The executive director will oversee the budget process, making sure there are sufficient resources/equipment for the future. This leader will also ensure the appropriate staff are hired, developed, and kept safe. Networking with local politicians, business and community leaders is essential for this position, said LHH Knightsbridge.

Key Requirements

Candidates must have a post-secondary degree in health sciences or a related field, said the executive recruitment firm. Successful completion of an acceptable long-term care home administration course is also required. Additional education in business administration is preferred.

Bennett Village wants prospects to have more than five years of progressive leadership roles in long term care. Knowledge of relevant legislation, accreditation standards, collective bargaining agreements is also necessary. A current criminal and vulnerable sector record check will be conducted. A current tuberculosis test and proof of two doses of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine is also required.

Located in historic Georgetown, Bennett Village offers life lease and long-term care options for seniors. What started as a healthcare center funded by the legacy donation of a local farming family in 1999 has evolved into a 100 suite building for active senior living and a 66-bed long-term care home.

Four Search Practice Areas

A subsidiary of LHH—a global provider of talent and leadership development, career transition and coaching—LHH Knightsbridge delivers expertise in four search practice areas: executive search and recruitment, interim executive management, board of directors search and recruitment solutions. The firm assists organizations in finding new talent, as well as helping their employees navigate change, become better leaders, develop better careers and transition into new jobs.

Earlier this year, LHH Knightsbridge was included on Hunt Scanlon’s Canada Recruiter Ranking. The list, compiled by Hunt Scanlon Media – the most widely referenced, single source for information in the human capital sector – ranks the top executive recruiting firms in Canada and acknowledges the most prominent leaders in the search and recruitment practice across the country.

Over the past year, LHH Knightsbridge has continued to find innovative and bespoke ways to support its clients through the strategic, tailored search and recruitment of talented senior executives, despite challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, LHH Knightsbridge helped fill 195 executive positions in 129 organizations. Since its inception, LHH Knightsbridge has placed more than 3,072 professionals in 1,180 organizations and has successfully completed 95 per cent of all search mandates. The practice has completed 95 per cent of search mandates successfully, due to its team of experts, tailored approaches, and close relationships with clients and their business needs.

Mr. Dyck serves in the LHH Knightsbridge recruitment solutions team in Toronto. He has spent several years as an in-house recruitment specialist for a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, and the arts. He has successfully added value to the recruitment process by placing many candidates into their “perfect fit” roles. Mr. Dyck has directly led the sourcing, interviewing, and onboarding processes for all types of clients with a variety of complex and unique roles.

Ms. Machan has more than 15 years of progressive human resource management and recruiting experience in industries such as manufacturing, construction, and power generation. She focuses on building the firm’s engineering practice as well as working with clients in other major market segments. With a passion for advocacy, Ms. Machan has led initiatives with the Canadian Federation of University Women at the provincial and local levels. She is also active in Women in Nuclear as an invited speaker and as a member of the board of directors. She was also co-chair of the sponsorship committee for the WiN Global Conference in 2020.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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