02 Oct MODERN STRATEGIES FOR EXPANDING YOUR NURSING RECRUITMENT REACH
The perpetual importance of competent health and medical personnel can never be underestimated, especially in nursing recruitment. The health profession is a highly sensitive sector, requiring properly trained and qualified personnel. Recruitment of registered nurses for healthcare organizations is a vital task for human resource (HR) professionals.
As an HR professional, the ability to provide immediate access to qualified medical personnel is crucial. The healthcare industry is one of the most demanding, in terms of the need for consistent, qualified staff recommendations. By partnering with a professional medical recruitment agency, such as Hire Medicals, HR Directors are able to take advantage of fast, reliable and efficient staffing solutions.
Traditionally, hiring directors are faced with the task of multi-level interaction with each candidate responding to a job search. The emails and phone calls alone can be overwhelming, not to mention the need to review an endless trail of resumés. Add to that, the need to fill a void in staffing often comes at a time when immediate recommendation is essential. Recruitment firms, like Hire Medicals, recognize the importance of providing qualified medical staff at a moment’s notice.
Hire Medicals, and other medical recruitment agencies, employ proprietary software and have established hiring processes which serve to quickly identify qualified medical staff. The ability to filter recruits by experience, area of specialty, location, an many other factors, is essential to ensure accurate and efficient staff recommendations.
As part of the staff recruitment process, Hire Medicals handles many of the preliminary tasks required to pinpoint qualified candidates. These medical staffing firms have access to professionals in various specialties and can often recruit staff from neighboring locations or recommend applicants who are open to relocation. Recruits undergo a stringent evaluation and hiring process which includes a thorough review of degrees, licenses, qualifications, evaluation and reference confirmation. Often, by the time a request has been submitted, candidates have already undergone the necessary initial qualification process. This helps to significantly speed up the process of finding qualified medical staff.
ALTERNATIVE RECRUITMENT METHODS
Recruiters and hiring experts recognize the need to employ alternative hiring strategies, such as email automation and social media. These methods have proven highly effective to reach and locate certain candidates, based on demographics.
In reaching out to baby boomers and generation X candidates, for instance, emphasis must be placed on career advancement, guarantees and opportunities, as well as salary, health and retirement benefits. This generation will have job security foremost on their minds. They rely on more traditional employment tools, such as phone calls, emails, national journal publications, job fairs and online job boards.
In interacting with millenials and generation Y candidates on the other hand, be sure to highlight flexible working hours, scheduling, work-life balance and tuition reimbursement. This audience relies on traditional and non-traditional employment tools, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, virtual job fairs, texting, school/alumni boards and other networking platforms.
To successfully and effectively reach qualified medical and nursing staff, all of these various communication strategies should be employed.
Recruiting organizations, such as Hire Medicals is adept at reaching candidates by utilizing a variety of communication tools. These firms are able to identify non-traditional methods which have proven to be very successful at locating and recruiting specialized nursing personnel. These firms also make use of comprehensive analytics to pinpoint which methods are most successful at delivering quality candidates. Analytics also determine the most effective content for engaging registered nurses, CNAs and other medical professionals.
Contact with Hire Medicals today to begin taking advantage of our intensive recruitment and hiring process.