A Data Brief from the American Hospital Association (AHA) in 2022 outlined the challenges of healthcare personnel staffing. The AHA explained how hospitals are facing critical staffing shortages. For example, over one-third of hospitals in one study indicated nurse vacancy rates of over ten percent.
If your organization is seeking ways to recruit staff, consider these recruiting tips. You can also look to Arbor Associates, a leader in healthcare staffing services, to help you meet your staffing needs.
Ensure the Application Process is Seamless
Today’s healthcare workforce can choose from several open positions. If a candidate is interested in your organization, work to provide a smooth application process. This can involve a fast job site that is easy to navigate and an automated email after applying that outlines the next steps and a timeline. Quick contact from a recruiter or human resources after an application is submitted is helpful too. Any bumps in the application or interviewing process can have a negative effect on their employment decision.
Focus on Company Branding and Culture
A review from twenty-two healthcare executives in a Becker’s Hospital Review article discussed staff retention and engagement strategies. Many measures centered on reducing burnout, improving employee self-care, and increasing engagement.
It’s crucial for companies to consider how they can incorporate strategies to reduce burnout and improve engagement. This can be infused into their company branding and culture. If employees see a company genuinely cares about them and they feel they can trust the company, then employees may be more likely to stay in positions, and tell others about their positive experience.
Time to Hire
This one is relatively straightforward. Indeed recommends applying to ten to fifteen jobs per week to land the right fit. What this means is that often, a candidate has applied to multiple other organizations besides yours.
If you screen a potential candidate and think they may be a good fit, it’s vital to have an effective process to bring them in for an interview and offer if applicable. This allows you to stay ahead of your competitors when hiring the right employees for your team.
Consider Help from a Leader in Healthcare Staffing
While you can take multiple recruitment steps on your own to improve your health care recruitment strategies, it can be beneficial to outsource this task. Arbor Associates is a healthcare staffing and recruitment leader in Southern New England. With four decades of experience, we understand how to meet your organizations needs.
With a seamless and quick application process along with a solid reputation, you can be sure you’re in good hands. Our focus on finding the right person for the right job, and treating them well, has helped us staff successfully for over 40 years.
Reach out to Arbor Associates to get started today!