How Employers Can Improve the Interview Process in Healthcare

From the looming retirement of Baby Boomers to the 20 million of Americans newly insured under the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare hiring process has become more challenging than ever.

11 Ideas to Attract Healthcare Talent on Social Media

Social media recruiting can seem like a challenge for healthcare organizations. In a highly regulated environment that values patient privacy, organizations may feel social media marketing carries too many risks to be worth the effort. But social media can deliver recruiting benefits to healthcare organizations as well as any other industry. Here’s how to do it right.

How to Develop a Successful Employer Brand

Nearly 60 percent of respondents in a recent survey state they will be investing more in their employer brand compared to last year.

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2016 NAHCR IMAGE Conference

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the 42nd National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) IMAGE Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2016, more than ever, it is evident that healthcare recruiters need to integrate new technology and social media in order to attract tomorrow’s talent. This imperative was evident by this year’s opening keynote session, which focused on the use of video as a recruiting tool.

As you review your recruitment processes for the year, consider the following five key takeaways from this year’s NAHCR conference.

5 Key Recruiting Metrics for Healthcare

While tracking recruitment metrics can be viewed as a tedious, time-consuming process, regularly monitoring recruiting metrics is the easiest way to save time and money. It’s easy to ignore metrics and tell yourself that they don’t matter, but they are essential to measuring the overall success of your recruitment and hiring efforts.

A patient-centered culture is one that "honors and responds to individual patient preferences, needs, values and goals," according to The Permanente Journal. When you hire for positions in healthcare organizations, best practices dictate a conscious recruiting process, focused on selecting those candidates who will contribute to a patient-centered culture. Below are some tips about why this is important and how to go about hiring the right people.

Healthcare employers know they have to be at the top of their game to get the people they need: Increasing provider retirements as insurance coverage expands mean healthcare recruiting has gotten competitive. The first Tuesday of June is National Health Care Recruiter Recognition Day, so it’s a good time to look at best practices in healthcare recruiting. These five tips will help your organization stand out to potential hires.

As talented job candidates continue to be in short supply, your healthcare organization will benefit from expanding its traditional recruitment sources. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has identified the broadening of sourcing scopes as one of their key HR trends for 2016.

3 Ways Hiring Managers Can Repair the Candidate Experience

A CareerBuilder survey reveals that 82 percent of employers think there’s little to no negative impact on the company when a candidate has a bad experience during the hiring process—but that couldn’t be less true. Not only can an unpleasant candidate experience reflect negatively on you and your employer brand, but Steve Lowisz, CEO of global recruitment research firm Qualigence International, says it can leave candidates feeling unappreciated and disrespected.

Indiana Calls for Strengthening Teacher Background Checks

Background check practices in schools have received a fair amount of attention in the last few years. Indiana, for example, is among the 12 states and the District of Columbia to recently receive an F for the screening of their teachers, according to an investigation by USA Today with IndyStar.

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