HEALTHCARE HIRING PERSPECTIVES BLOG

6 Talent Strategies Used By Top Hospitals

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Successful organizations have teams that display certain behaviors. Organizations that are able to find, hire, develop and retain people who can perform, succeed. Those that don’t, struggle. It’s that simple. Talent wins.

We looked at hospitals that have made the most gains toward building a team ready to face the challenges. Here are the top six strategies we’ve seen:


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Five Recommendations to Improve the Physician Interview

Posted by  Bryan Warren

If you are recruiting physicians, the pervasive shortage makes it a seller’s market.  But that doesn’t mean you want to make an offer to every candidate.  In fact, we see more practices and health systems realizing that a bad hire can be a catastrophe.  If they have a few viable candidates, they want to pick the best one.  If it’s a really hard to fill spot, they want to get it right the first time.  Every physician is a big investment.  Think of the time and money you spend finding candidates, then vetting them, then investing in them before you realize it was a bad hire. 


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HR's Role in Improving the Patient Experience

Posted by  Bryan Warren

What really moves the patient satisfaction needle?

A nicer facility? It certainly can help. Concierge services? Also helpful. Good signage? Service programs, rounding, improving online resources, and easier scheduling? Yes, yes, yes, yes and, yes. And there are dozens of other strategies and tools that can improve the patient experience.

But, above all else, the primary driver of the patient experience are the dozens of interactions that patients and their families have with their healthcare providers. These interactions have a much larger impact than wide-screen TVs or a better cafeteria experience.


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4 Tactics to Include in Your Employer Branding Strategy

Posted by  Shawn Wilhelm

Talent acquisition teams from every industry are feeling the belt tighten around the waist of the labor market. It's no secret that the unemployment rate is at an 18-year low, and as the number of available jobs go up the number of available workers is going down. As a result, teams are looking for new ways to attract and retain talent. These efforts can yield positive results if you know where to start. I can’t think of a better place than building and promoting your employer brand.


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Become an Employer of Choice by Improving Your Employer Branding

Posted by  Shawn Wilhelm

If you had a dollar for every time you heard about the tight labor market, would you be able to buy yourself lunch or an all-inclusive paid vacation to a resort in Mexico? Alright, a vacation to Mexico might be a stretch, but the labor market is a hot topic these days for a reason.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently listed the national unemployment rate at 3.8%, the lowest it’s been since 2000. The lack of available talent means that job seekers have plenty of employment options, forcing you to compete for available job seekers or try to pry candidates away from other employers. No doubt, those other employers are trying to steal your employees, too! To retain your top talent and attract the best candidates, you need to be seen as an employer of choice. To do that, you need to have a strong employer brand.


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How to Predict On-the-Job Success in Your Residency Matching Process

Posted by  Bryan Warren

While the process of selecting medical residents and fellows is unique, it’s still a selection/hiring process intended to identify the candidates most likely to succeed. Decades of tradition and, particularly with regard to residency programs, a rather formal matching process, have kept organizations from thinking about this selection process in the correct light. Not surprisingly, there is little data supporting the efficacy of the current process.


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What Is Geofencing and How Can It Help Talent Acquisition? 

Posted by  Shawn Wilhelm

We’ve spent a lot of time discussing the rising demand for nurses and other healthcare professionals, and with good reason. Increasing demand for care coupled with an aging healthcare workforce means the candidate pool isn’t sufficient to meet the need. It’s probably the number one concern of healthcare talent professionals. So, what can organizations do to attract candidates to fill their open positions? You could take a page from the playbook that marketers have been using for several years – advertising to potential candidates using a tactic called geofencing.


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Staffing a New Hospital - 7 Things You Need to Know

Posted by  Bryan Warren

In many industries, opening a new facility is relatively common. Manufacturing, distribution, and retail companies are familiar with the start-up process. Our team has a pretty well-oiled approach to building a high volume selection system for a new facility. It starts more than two years in advance and we know exactly how it will work.


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Is Emotional intelligence or Adaptability More Important for Physicians?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

In a January 29, 2018 Fast Times piece on the Future of Work, “Screw Emotional Intelligence -Here’s the Key to the Future of Work,” Natalie Fratto paints the picture of the year 2045 when the SAT is replaced as a college admissions test by a standardized test of aptitude and projected performance called the AEI. The AEI measures: Adaptability Quotient (AQ), Emotional Quotient (EQ), and Intellectual Quotient (IQ), and places the greatest weight on AQ.


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A Case Study on Why You Need a Physician-Specific Hiring Process

Posted by  Bryan Warren

The discussions about physician behavioral competencies have evolved over the past few years. Five years ago, the idea that behavioral competencies (emotional intelligence, collaboration, negotiation skills, leadership skills, relationship skills, etc.) were important for physicians was an intriguing idea. Three years ago, organizations started exploring HOW these competencies were important – how do they impact organizational dynamics, the patient experience, or even patient outcomes?


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