With U.S. healthcare’s unemployment rate at just 2.4% in January 2019, and the number of healthcare job openings up by 79,000 in December 2018, it can feel more challenging than ever to hire the clinicians we need. Over half of healthcare executives have already taken steps to adopt talent acquisition solutions such as recruitment and staffing firms, managed service providers (MSP), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and vendor management systems (VMS). But even with the help of workforce solutions partners, recruiting for difficult-to-hire positions can still be very painful.
What additional steps can hiring managers take to increase their chances of successfully finding quality clinicians for their hard-to-recruit healthcare positions? Here are some top tips from recruitment pros:
Working with recruitment and workforce solutions partners can help to identify more qualified candidates for your difficult-to-hire or specialty positions. However, it’s important to utilize the tips above to ensure that you don’t lose out on hiring the best candidates when they are identified. Thoughtful implementation of these pro tips can help to increase your conversion of great candidates into great new hires.
Founded in 2003, AHSA is a full-service, comprehensive MSP and VMS technology workforce solutions provider to healthcare organizations nationwide. As a vendor-neutral MSP, AHSA manages contingent work programs using its proprietary Trio VMS, developed specifically to provide an enterprise-wide solution for simplifying staffing processes within healthcare. As a pioneer in the industry, AHSA was the first to provide physician locum tenens and advanced practice technology workforce solutions in addition to nursing, allied health, medical office, IT and non-clinical MSP/VMS services.