HEALTHCARE HIRING PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Interviewing in Healthcare is Different: 3 Reasons Why

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Healthcare staffing experts are now forced to re-think their approach. Finding the nurse, allied health professional or front line worker who has the right experiences or credentials isn’t enough anymore.

Here's an example: An oncology clinic needed a nurse. They were “lucky” enough to find a candidate with twenty years of experience running the practice of a retiring oncologist. They wouldn’t need to train an inexperienced nurse in complex chemotherapy regimens.


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What is Adverse Impact and is it Illegal?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

The concept of adverse impact in hiring is rooted in language of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, has been clarified by important U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and is specifically addressed in the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures. Three different agencies get involved in enforcing these employment laws:

  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)

  • The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


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Confessions from an Attorney: Pre-Employment Assessments

Posted by  Bryan Warren


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Reforming Healthcare Means Reforming the Healthcare Workforce

Posted by  Bryan Warren

We are returning to the concept of“evidence-based” hiring in healthcare. Talent professionals realize that reforming healthcare means reforming the healthcare workforce. Care delivery models are going to continue to evolve. The pace of technology advances will only increase. The organizations with the most talented leaders, physicians, nurses and front line staff have the best chance of success.

For decades, healthcare valued the leader with the impressive resume, and the physician or nurse from the top program, above all else, with little attention or focus on behavioral skills. Seemingly overnight, though, we started asking these people - who were chosen for their technical skills - to now design and implement highly collaborative, patient-centered, value-based care models. The people on these teams may or may not be suited for this new approach.


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Do You Need To Worry About OFCCP Audits and Fines?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

For the last few years, we've been talking about hospitals and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). The core issue is whether hospitals are subject to OFCCP equal employment opportunity requirements. Hospitals, of course, are subject to EEOC requirements, but should they also face OFCCP audits and possible penalties?



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What You Need to Ask before Choosing a Healthcare Assessment Partner

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Let me ask you a question: Does your assessment vendor have the expertise you need? No, really – do they? You need to ask.


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