Connecting with the very best health care professionals is vital for every office, hospital and medical facility. In order to identify promising graduates and professionals in the healthcare community, recruiters need to utilize the latest best practices.
While there are different variables at play largely linked to location, here are some universal trends for successful recruiting.
Increased Demand
The aging population and the increased access to health insurance coverage both create increased demand for quality health care employees. Staffing shortages can create long waits, patient dissatisfaction and worrisome care gaps. In order to handle the increased number of people seeking healthcare, companies have hired young professionals at a higher rate. However, facilities struggle to find experienced staff members who can take leadership positions and mentor younger hires. A solid recruitment strategy implements custom filters to fit the needs of employers.
Advice for Recent Grads
New graduates with specialties are employed faster. Instead of simply hiring someone with a general nursing or doctor’s degree, those specializing in specific areas are brought on faster. Additionally, holding an internship is still a great way to receive experience while possible employers assess potential hires.
Long-Term Jobs
More and more graduates are looking for long-term jobs. They want job security and the ability to find a job they can grow with. Offering the potential for a long lasting job is going to attract more candidates, which in turn helps identify quality candidates sooner. On-the-job training is extremely attractive to job seekers. While some employers eliminate on-the-job training to cut costs and focus on meeting demand for care, others may find mentorship a valuable long-term strategy for recruiting and retaining quality staff members.