As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, it’s not surprising that healthcare human resources leaders sometimes find themselves struggling to keep up. New mandates, changing technologies and staffing shortages are all challenges healthcare HR leaders will need to deal with in the coming months. Here are some of the top strategies they should focus on through the fourth quarter and into 2015 to deal with industry challenges.

6 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience in Healthcare

With all the competition to find and recruit top healthcare talent, it’s paramount job candidates don’t get fed up with your application process and choose to pursue work elsewhere. Ensuring you have what candidates are looking for and delivering it throughout the recruiting and hiring process can help keep them engaged until you’re ready to bring them on board. It can also set a positive tone for their entire experience working for your organization.

Consider these six ways to improve the candidate experience in your healthcare organization.

How to Get The Most Out of Your Hospital’s HR Career Site

We know that recruiting is something that is going to be a challenge in healthcare during the next years. In fact, we recently released a white paper discussing five of the key challenges in healthcare recruiting. Have you wondered how important is a well-optimized career site in reaching your hiring and recruiting goals?

6 Takeaways from the 2014 NAHCR IMAGE Conference

I recently had the opportunity to attend the National Association for Healthcare Recruitment’s (NAHCR) 2014 IMAGE Conference in sunny Orlando, Florida, home of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. As you’ll see below, there’s actually quite a bit healthcare recruiters can learn from Disney, making this year’s location very relevant. As Marketing Director at PreCheck, we were happy to support NAHCR this year and look forward to next year’s conference.

Recruiting is about more than just finding qualified people who have the skills and abilities to do the job. It’s about ensuring they’re a good fit, too.

A candidate may have all the skills and experience you want for a position and be eager to take it, but if he or she isn’t a fit for your organization’s culture, you may not get the best work out of him or her over time, and he or she may be at a higher risk of leaving for another job, putting you back at square one in the hiring process.

National Health Care Recruiter Recognition Day

Healthcare recruiters play a pivotal role in our nation’s healthcare system. Though they do not interact with patients directly, they hold the fundamental responsibility in attracting and hiring top healthcare talent—from physicians and nurses who are at the forefront caring for patients to medical staff who work diligently making sure tasks are carried out safely and effectively. Healthcare recruiters help market the profession to attract and fill in high-demanding jobs in our advancing system.

With the March 31st affordable healthcare deadline behind us, hiring needs are expected to grow in the healthcare sector as more patients enter our nation’s healthcare system. In an article published on Monster.com, Heather Boerner shares that as many as 32 million additional Americans are expected to have health coverage this year under the Affordable Care Act.

With the challenges facing human resources directors, hiring managers and other HR leaders in the coming years, it’s clear that healthcare human resources is at a turning point. To celebrate Health Care HR Week 2014, which the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) designated as March 16-22 this year, we spoke to industry leaders about the outlook of this increasingly important field.

The State of Healthcare Recruiting: 3 Ways to Overcome Key Challenges

It’s no secret there are some major complications in healthcare recruiting today. Whether it’s senior staff retiring, a growing need for entry-level service providers or simply finding the specialists you need, healthcare organizations are facing a variety of recruiting challenges across the board.

Industry leaders say there are many ways to approach healthcare recruiting to attract the candidates you need to optimally staff your organization. Here’s what they recommend.

4 Physician Employment Trends for 2014

Last year, our Vice President of Compliance discussed the rise of physician employment after attending a session at the 2013 American Health Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting. For hospitals, adopting a physician employment model can provide certain benefits such as assurance of physician coverage and, given the healthcare industry’s heightened focus on patient satisfaction, this can also provide your organization with greater control over quality of care.

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