3 Reasons to Outsource Healthcare Employee Drug Testing

For healthcare organizations, it may seem like a no-brainer to do employee drug testing on-site. After all, the equipment and expertise is there; why not save time and effort and have your own people do the job?

13 Keys to Successful Healthcare Recruitment from the 2015 NAHCR IMAGE Conference

I recently had the opportunity to attend the National Association for Health Care Recruitment’s (NAHCR) 2015 IMAGE Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, the “Big Easy.” As you’ll see below, this year’s general sessions from the conference were packed with insightful and inspiring strategies for success. The healthcare industry is a challenging environment for recruiters, but with the right tools and strategies, your organization can overcome the challenges.

What Healthcare Employers Should Know About ICE Investigations

In 2009, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced it was going to focus more on auditing companies to crack down on illegal hiring practices. Since then, ICE has more than doubled the number of audits it performs each year.

5 Ways Healthcare Recruiters Can Benefit from an ATS

As the recruiting landscape continues to evolve and shift with increasing demands, healthcare recruiters are searching for ways to attract and manage their top candidates. Utilizing an effective applicant tracking system (ATS) not only aids in the monotonous task of managing the influx of applicants, but also positions your organization as a leader in a very competitive market.

Top Healthcare Recruiting Trends for 2015

Healthcare recruiting is not an easy task. Filling positions at multiple facilities across three shifts, working with strict human resources regulations and handling high turnover are challenges that recruiters and employers battle when hiring for healthcare, says Meghan Doherty of HealthcareSource, a PreCheck talent management software integration partner.

5 Takeaways from the AHA 2015 Health Care Talent Acquisition Environmental Scan

The American Hospital Association recently released its annual Environmental Scan, which discusses the latest talent acquisition challenges and opportunities facing healthcare employers.

4 Background Check Best Practices for Healthcare HR

When it comes to employment background checks, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Most healthcare employers use background checks as part of their due diligence process to protect the safety of their patients and staff. With so much at stake, it’s important that healthcare employers have an effective and efficient background screening program. Putting together a thorough employment screening program can be challenging. My colleague Vu Do, Vice President of Compliance at PreCheck, offers the following four tips for improving your employment screening program.

E-Verify: What Healthcare Employers Should Know

Other than skills and competencies, what’s another important component to consider when hiring a new employee? Employment authorization. Employers must verify their employees are authorized to work in the United States. This has traditionally been done through the Form I-9, but as many of you know or may have heard, another way to verify this information is through the use of the E-Verify program.

Considerations for Creating an Ongoing Healthcare Background Check Policy

While hospitals and other healthcare organizations generally aren’t required to run time-of-hire or ongoing background checks, they often do as part of their voluntary due diligence procedures and to mitigate their liability risk. Some states do require background checks for candidates for certain healthcare positions, but organizations typically run them on all staff members.

While exit interviews are conducted to understand why an employee is leaving, it’s a little too late to retain them at this stage of the process. What if there was a way you could retain your employee and avoid the exit interview altogether? That’s precisely the purpose of retention interviews, also referred to as stay interviews.

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