Reference checking is an important hiring practice. At the minimum, reference checks involve a conversation — traditionally, by phone — between a potential employer and someone who knows and hopefully has worked with the job applicant. The healthcare industry cannot afford the minimum; it must go above and beyond the norm for reference checks. Employers

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In healthcare, extended interviewing and thorough hiring processes are both necessary and inevitable. Unfortunately, their importance doesn’t prevent them from taking a toll on those involved — perhaps even causing a few “healthcare hiring headaches” that could contribute to HR burnout. Of course, this really shouldn’t come as a surprise to those of you who work in healthcare.

Hiring in healthcare is complex — you’re dealing with a high volume of job applicants for multi-disciplinary positions, competing in the “war for talent” for qualified candidates, adjusting to shrinking budgets, responding to hiring manager requests, and much, MUCH more. Essentially, talent acquisition professionals are expected “to do more with less,” and in the hectic healthcare

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The interview process is not black and white for any industry, but interviewing in healthcare is especially complex. Multiple facilities, a wide range of positions to fill, three shifts, strict HR compliance regulations, high turnover, and common interview mistakes are just some of the factors that contribute to the challenging world of hiring in healthcare.

Reference checking is an integral part of the hiring process. But let’s face it, the information shared about a candidate during a reference call is often highly superficial, the process is time consuming (increasing time to fill), and come on, who likes playing phone tag? No one, that’s who. But not to worry — there’s a better

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What if I told you that you could learn valuable talent management lessons from one of the most successful artists in the music industry? What if I told you that this artist was 25-year-old Taylor Swift…? Before you stop reading this article and go all “Kanye” on me, sit tight and let me finish—because sometimes you

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I’ve always loved checking a candidate’s references. I enjoy the conversations I have with the reference contacts and I’ve uncovered valuable nuggets of information about my future employee that I may not have otherwise or wouldn’t have been picked up by a recruiter conducting the reference check. Speaking with references gives me the confidence that I’m

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A Day in the Life of a Healthcare Recruiter

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Happy New Year! To kick off the new year right,  with a little humor, I thought I’d share the stages of your day as a talent acquisition professional. Don’t worry HR or Organizational Development professionals out there — I’ll post something soon that’s just for you. Here at HealthcareSource, we’re always talking to our customers

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When family members entrust a long-term care community with the well-being of their loved ones, they expect their loved ones to receive nearly the same level of comfort and attention from these communities as they would get at home. As I learned from the recent PBS documentary, Life and Death in Assisted Living, unfortunately, many

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