In recent years, the U.S. healthcare system has undergone significant transformation, partially due to the initiatives put in place by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare employment is projected to increase from 16.4 million in 2010 to 22 million in 2020. Based on these statistics alone, it’s clear that we do not have enough healthcare workers to effectively provide care for everyone now — let alone for future generations.
With that said, I believe that the most important function within a healthcare organization, during this time of extraordinary change, is recruitment. (Yes, I said recruitment.) Whether we like it or not, the industry is experiencing fundamental change, and healthcare recruitment professionals must be at the forefront of this transformation. In order for an organization to operate at the highest level of performance and remain competitive, it is crucial to hire top talent. This is especially true for healthcare, where everyday processes are highly regulated and employees have direct contact with the people who determine the success of an organization — patients.
In 1998 I founded Lean Human Capital and The Recruiter Academy; since then, we’ve worked with more than 10,000 recruitment professionals, across all industries, to adopt best practices and Lean principles — reducing time-to-fill, improving the quality of hires, and controlling recruitment costs. Over the past six years, our focus has shifted, and my team and I have worked almost exclusively within healthcare talent acquisition. The Recruiter Academy by Lean Human Capital helps healthcare organizations ensure top talent is in place across the organization by developing the recruiting competencies of recruitment teams.
If you have a passion for continuous improvement, life-long learning, and discovering new recruitment best practices, I encourage you to explore and subscribe to the Lean Human Capital Blog. Every Wednesday, a new piece of educational content is published specifically for talent acquisition professionals. The best practices featured can be applied to make an immediate impact on recruitment performance and talent acquisition. By educating and empowering recruitment teams, healthcare organizations will see the measurable impact on performance across all departments.
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