Recruiting Trends of 2019

Top Healthcare Recruiting Trends in 2019

With so much growth in the healthcare industry and a relative shortage in candidates to fill those roles, attracting the best employees to your team has become particularly competitive. If you want to be sure that your candidate pool features the best of the best, you’ll want to be savvy in the way you recruit. You can start with these top healthcare recruiting trends for 2019.

Go Social

It’s no secret that everyone seems to be remarkably busy today. And whether we like it or not, one of the most popular ways to wind down is by scrolling through social media. As someone seeking to recruit new employees for your medical practice, though, you can use this tendency for your benefit. All you have to do is use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to communicate who your practice is, who you’re looking for, and how the interested candidate can connect with you to get the hiring process started. One strong idea is to allow candidates to begin their application process by sending a DM through any of the above social media platforms. If candidates can start your process without even having to leave social media, they’ll certainly appreciate the ease as well as the way your practice is embracing technology

Take Advantage of AI

Are computers taking over the world? Probably not, technically. But you can let computers take some of the pressure off your staff when it comes to the initial screening of applicants. Getting two actual people to connect can present a challenge as it requires the coordination of two very busy schedules. You can eliminate this hassle by allowing artificial intelligence to take a role in the early part of your hiring process. Set up the ability to do some automatic screening of applicants so that you only have to go through resumes for candidates who actually have your basic qualifications. Allow for automated interview set up, inputting available times into a system and allowing it to reach out to and schedule those candidates so that you just show up. Remember, healthcare recruiting is competitive and only getting to be more so. Anything you can do to speed up your process with keep candidates interested and reduce the risk of them being snapped up before you get a chance to make an offer.

View ‘Em on Video

Anything you can do to keep your process moving is a good thing, and allowing your candidates to do their initial interview by video takes potential scheduling challenges out of the equation and also gives you the ability to take a little more time to carefully think about the candidates’ responses. Simply send your list of interview questions to your candidates along with instructions for how you’d like them to answer, particularly regarding how much time they can take while responding, and a deadline for when they need to submit their video. They can then sit down in front of their webcam or even use their cell phone camera to record their responses and send them your way for consideration.

Make it Mobile

What’s the one thing that most people won’t leave home without? Their phone. For better or for worse, most of us have our cell phone almost permanently attached to us. This means that by making sure your recruitment efforts are mobile-friendly, you’ll be sure to reach the largest pool of candidates and have a better chance of finding the best ones.

Boost Your Brand

There’s a lot of competition out there when it comes to healthcare jobs. That means that candidates have a lot of choices when it comes to where they’re going to work. You want them to choose you. Often this is about more than the paycheck. In this market, workers know they can get a paycheck relatively easily. What they want is a pleasant working experience. Decide what your practice is all about, make that clear when you advertise your positions, and allow candidates to determine if they believe in your vision. This way, you’ll know that the candidates who apply for your jobs are like-minded, and those candidates will feel confident that working for your practice is their next best career move.

It’s a job-seeker’s market out there, particularly in healthcare, and that can cause a lot of concern for medical practices wanting to hire the best of the best. With the right planning and intentionally utilizing some of the top trends in healthcare recruiting, you can be confident that you’ll find the ideal candidates to flesh out your team and meet your practice goals. And you don’t have to do it alone. TalentCare, offered through Henry Schein Solutions Hub, can help you with hiring by using data-driven knowledge to determine how to advertise your role in your market and targeting your ideal candidates.

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