We often hear from HR departments that “we aren’t a revenue generating department, so anything new we want, doesn’t make it past the first round of budget cuts.” Being a department that doesn’t directly impact the bottom line isn’t easy. It most likely means, when it comes time for budget cuts, your items are the

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The most important time in a physician recruitment is what happens prior to speaking with your first candidate. Too often we hear about opportunities that go unfilled for a longer period of time than they should. The key to physician recruiting and preventing this from occuring is setting up your searches to succeed. How do

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Recruiters and hiring managers are like peanut butter and jelly. Independently each works well and offers the organization a ton of value, but mash them together and you have the quintessential sandwich; tasty, reasonably nutritious and fast to make.  Over the past few weeks, I read a blog series on Managing Your Hiring Manager that

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Thinking about Recruitment Metrics

Last week ASHHRA met in Tampa, FL and HR Executive hosted their HR Technology show in Chicago. Metrics received a lot of attention in both shows with good session attendance and sidebar conversations. Recent blogs about HR Metrics include Upstart HR “Two ways to make your HR metrics rock”, FOT’s “HR Metrics Gone Wild” and

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Does this sound like something you may have heard from a hiring manager? “Rick has great qualifications, but so do the other 10 applicants. I’m not sure it’s worth the hassle of bringing him in when we have so many other candidates.” Getting from the applicant screening phase to actually choosing the right candidate for

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In our whitepaper “5 Healthcare Talent Management Best Practices,” we focused on the five critical factors we think all healthcare organizations should focus on now to maximize their recovery efforts and achieve significant business results. Like most endeavors worth pursuing, creating this piece led to deeper thinking about the connections between macro-economics, the impending recovery,

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At the recent NAHCR Image Conference we heard Beverly Jacobson of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Health System speak about the power of positive communication with respect to employee recruiting.  This excellent presentation started a lot of dialogue about how candidate touch points, yes even the rejections, should be positive and engaging. It also

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