You’re Not Just Filling an Opening - You’re Building a Team
January 14, 2020
You understand the importance of building a high-quality team of professionals to provide patient care and administrative support. But when you’re faced with an opening that you need to fill, where do you begin? Do you know how to attract highly qualified candidates in a market where job seekers can afford to be picky?
There’s no single secret to set yourself up for success, but recruiting experts tend to agree on several important points:
- The candidate experience is paramount. Communicating well and showing a candidate that you’re interested in them as a person, not just their clinical skills, can make all the difference.
- Grow your own, and keep them happy. Invest in your employees and collaborate with them on career development plans that meet their needs, as well as yours. You’ll likely reduce turnover, and when you do have openings to fill, your reputation for promoting from within will help draw the cream of the crop to your doorstep.
- Understand your audience. Knowing what’s really important to candidates and being willing to adapt will pay dividends in the long term. Also keep in mind that the millennial cohort now makes up nearly three-quarters of the U.S. workforce!
- Advertise wisely. If your approach to recruiting doesn’t line up with candidates’ job search strategies, you’ll both miss out. Healthcare-specific online job boards can be a great place to start.
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