Attracting quality talent, increasing retention, and reducing cost-per-hire are just some of the reasons why developing a successful employer brand is crucial to an organization’s long-term success. In fact, recent reports reveal that companies who prioritize employer branding typically see a 50 percent increase in qualified candidates; a 28 percent decrease in turnover; and a 43 percent decrease in cost-per-hire. 

One of the top workplace challenges facing the healthcare industry today is hiring for the right cultural fit. Even as providers fight over a finite pool of qualified healthcare talent, leaders have come to recognize that it’s essential to attract and retain people who can reflect and champion the values and mission of the organization.

Here are some important things human resources leaders need to know to align their talent-acquisition strategy with their company culture.

The 44th National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) IMAGE Conferencetook place in Scottsdale, Arizona this past week. Expanding upon the previous year’s conference learnings, successful healthcare recruiters will need to adopt marketing tactics, leverage new technologies, and understand their potential candidate audiences in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive landscape.

The first Tuesday in June each year is reserved to celebrate healthcare recruiters across the nation and recognize the important work they do every day. They hold the fundamental responsibility in attracting quality talent as well as ensuring hiring managers fill the most high-demanding healthcare roles in the midst of today’s looming talent shortage. 

The challenges in healthcare HR are clear: an ongoing talent crunch, shifting regulations and reimbursement models, and ongoing mergers and acquisitions. To meet these challenges, HR leaders must focus on their core strengths and roles to implement talent strategies that support the bottom line.

The healthcare industry faces many challenges for sustaining an active workforce. Ongoing talent shortages, lower retention rates compared to other industries, and shifting workforce dynamics all contribute to the issues affecting healthcare HR professionals. While there are many different ways to approach talent acquisition and retention in healthcare, one area that can be overlooked is the role of the benefits package.

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 ASHHRA Conference

The 2017 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Conference took place this past week in the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington. This year’s theme was “Partnering Across the Continuum of Care: The Changing Role of Healthcare Human Resources.” The theme emphasizes the importance of increased collaboration between HR and other partners in the healthcare environment as the industry graduates from operating in silos.

5 Ways to Streamline Healthcare Talent Acquisition Processes

As the healthcare industry continues to face talent shortages, the competition for quality heightens. In order to remain competitive in the evolving healthcare landscape, employers need to find ways to adapt to the new environment while streamlining the talent acquisition process. When reviewing your processes and procedures, consider the following best practices as you work on improving results.

4 Best Practices for Passive Recruiting in Healthcare

Did you know that nearly 79 percent of the U.S. workforces are passive candidates? These are candidates who are currently employed and not actively seeking work but are open to hearing about other job opportunities. Not only do they have jobs, but they are also generally satisfied with their current position, Hire Velocity explains in an article.

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