Over the last year and a half, healthcare companies have faced unprecedented challenges in recruitment and retention. We saw and experienced things we didn’t expect, and that impacted the overall hiring experience. Even in the face of these challenges, healthcare companies rose to the occasion and took charge of the situation. Now, as things are starting to even out, you can take a step back and look at ways to improve your recruitment process moving forward. Here are a few things you can do to fill your open positions with great employees.
Use Healthcare Specific Job Boards
While Indeed and CareerBuilder are great resources, they cast a wide net, which means more non-medical job seekers than healthcare workers. Online job boards such as the JAMA Career Center, Medzilla, and HospitalCareers specifically appeal to and target medical professionals actively looking for jobs.
Invest in an Applicant Tracking System
Sometimes, the best resource for a newly opened position is people who have applied before. Without a good applicant tracking system, how do you review previous candidates? Tracking systems help you organize previous applicants so you can search their resumes again in the future. This can save time and hire great candidates that didn’t make the cut the first time around.
Update Your Employer Brand
Job seekers are becoming increasingly reliant on employer branding, even if they don’t know it. Your employer brand is made up of your online presence, your application process, and your reputation as an employer. These aspects are what job seekers look at when they decide if they want to apply or take a job. Review your employer brand and see what updates you can make to be more attractive to potential employees.
Offer Great Benefits
Benefits have been a big talking point for the last year. And this goes beyond healthcare insurance. Job seekers want to be paid fairly for their work and receive additional perks from their employers. Depending on your environment, look at flexible scheduling options. Perhaps there are even telehealth opportunities you can provide. You can also look at other benefits such as retirement fund matching or access to mental health resources.
Close the Skills Gap
Many employers are worried about an upcoming skills gap. As a generation of healthcare professionals retire, will there be new employees to replace them on the job? Many healthcare organizations handle this by offering upskilling or reskilling opportunities to provide additional training to incoming employees or those who want to take their careers to the next level.
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