Finding the best healthcare candidates for your team

The world is facing a shortage of healthcare workers — here’s how recruitment agencies can help you hire top quality candidates and retain your best staff.

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How healthcare recruiters can help

Healthcare recruiters have a crucial role in mitigating the exodus of healthcare staff and making sure that healthcare roles are filled. Here are some of the ways healthcare recruiters help institutions and private groups fill the gaps in their workforce amid shortages.

Recruiters have a pool of top quality candidates

In a field where there is a heavy emphasis on saving and caring for human lives, it is a must to hire workers that have the right experience and exceptional qualifications.

Recruiters know when and where to find quality candidates who match the specific needs of a client. De Vore Recruiting, for instance, has a nationwide network of candidates who possess not only the aptitudes needed in the healthcare field but also the passion and desire to serve. This access to a wide pool of talent allows recruitment agencies to fill the needed positions fast, relieving clients of the exhaustive and often complicated recruitment process.

Recruiters cut the costs of recruitment

Recruitment in the healthcare industry is expensive and often takes a huge chunk of time. On top of this, the high demand for healthcare staff makes the recruitment landscape very competitive.

Healthcare recruiters, however, provide cost-effective recruitment and staffing solutions that help medical companies and private healthcare institutions save without compromising their workforce goals.

Recruiters can assist in retention strategies

Recruiting and training new staff costs more than retaining existing talent. Given the shortage of workers needed to fulfill healthcare jobs, it is a must for medical companies and institutions to adapt better retention programs that would result in higher levels of engagement and long-term employment.

Recruitment agencies can help companies devise retention programs to help them retain their top talent and reduce attrition rate. These programs may include adding employment benefits, implementing further training, and allowing flexible working arrangements.

Faster recruitment and placement

In a field where there is a heavy emphasis on saving and caring for human lives, it is a must to hire workers that have the right experience and exceptional qualifications.

It is also a must to have a quicker and faster recruitment and replacement of medical practitioner for every medical facilities, hospitals, clinics, etc.

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    Why the shortage of healthcare workers is a pressing problem

    The advances in medicine and technology is an indirect cause of the workforce shortage in the healthcare industry. These innovations are a double-edged sword — while people are living longer, there arises a need to manage more chronic conditions as the population ages, extending the time people need healthcare. 

    This, in turn, is resulting in a demand surge for medical professionals specializing in aging care, which contributes to the wider need to fill vacant healthcare jobs across the industry.

    An analysis by Mercer predicts that the US healthcare industry is likely to face shortages of 446,300 home health aides, 98,700 medical and laboratory technologists and technicians, 95,000 nursing assistants, 29,400 nurses, and 11,000 physicians and surgeons by 2025. 

    A separate study by the American Association of Medical Colleges projects a shortage of almost 122,000 physicians in the US by 2032

    The shortage of healthcare workers is not unique in the US. In fact, on a global scale, the World Health Organization projects a shortfall of 10 million health workers by 2030, particularly in low- and lower-middle income countries. 

    This pressing problem cannot be solved overnight — workers in the healthcare industry often need extensive education, with particular professions requiring specific qualifications. This makes it challenging for providers to recruit new staff.

    What can be done to mitigate labor shortage risks in healthcare

    Understanding the likely causes of shortage

    Health systems, medical groups, and private companies need to understand the workforce shortage is not a problem that can easily be addressed with a one-size-fits-all solution. A holistic approach is needed to ensure they get quality new staff and retain top talent.

    In many cases, companies fail to recognize that their existing structures and programs in place might be causing them to lose people. How companies do scheduling, provide incentives and opportunities, and engage with their existing workforce pool have a huge impact on their attrition rates.

    For instance, the shortage of nurses due to a high turnover could be explained by several factors, including inefficient scheduling that leads to burnout and the lack of sufficient pay.

    Financial rewards — though may not always be the issue — are a big factor for many healthcare professionals who decide to dump their roles and venture into other fields.

    Adopting technological advancements

    Another strategy is employing technology to help medical professionals focus more on patient care.

    One example of this is automation — this technology can prevent staff burnout by taking care of administrative functions such as scheduling and payment processing. With this, burnout can be prevented, errors can be reduced, and the healthcare staff can focus on improving their medical services.

    This will even result in improved patient experience.

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