In the spirit of Healthcare HR Week, here are five actionable tips from The Recruiter Academy Certified Recruiter (RACR) Program for healthcare recruiters to become more effective and advance their healthcare recruitment careers.

Healthcare organizations rely on the skills and dedication of their healthcare recruiters to source and acquire their talented pools of clinicians to deliver patient-centered care. While doctors, nurses, and medical assistants are, of course, crucial to the successful operation of any healthcare organization, professional staff, including receptionists, practice managers, administrators, coders, environmental services staff, and more comprise a Patient-Centered Workforce™ — a workforce of highly-engaged people and teams who always endeavor to provide high-quality patient-centered care.

Why We Should All Start Eating Frogs for the Holidays

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As healthcare recruiters and talent acquisition practitioners, we have little time to waste as we are sprinting through our day, wondering which task to tackle next. We often fall into the trap of feeling that the busier we are, the faster we have to move, believing we don’t have a minute to spare to plan our day. But quite the opposite is true: Taking ten minutes to plan and prioritize our day before we begin it, saves us hours of wasted time.

Unable to make it to Talent Symposium 2016? No worries, here’s a recap of this year’s HealthcareSource User Conference. If you’re still feeling like you missed out on something big? Fear not: registration is currently open for Talent Symposium 2017 in Chandler, Arizona. Be sure to take advantage of our early-bird attendee discount ($650 if you register before December 31, 2016), so you can be a part of all of the learning, fun, and growth in 2017!

I have surveyed the hiring leaders of several healthcare organizations regarding the process and quality of their relationship with their recruiters. And according to our benchmarks, Communication is the lowest-scoring dimension of the five key dimensions measured. When you think about this, it should not come as a surprise.

By making an effort to not just stay up-to-date on key sourcing trends, but to stay ahead of them sets healthcare recruitment practitioners up for success.

The art of elite recruitment today is dramatically different than yesteryear. Recently, I came across a LinkedIn infographic called The Modern Recruiter: Part Artist, Part Scientist that outlines, with a fun visual, what it takes to be a great recruiter in today’s world, with today’s challenges. So what exactly is a “modern” recruiter?

Why Isn’t There a College Degree in Recruiting?

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Recruiters have the most important role in the organization. And that is by no means an overstatement. The vast majority of CEOs we work with cite people as their top strategic initiative — putting the best people in the right roles. And, recruiters are responsible for making that happen.

HealthcareSource Acquires Lean Human Capital

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Today, I have the pleasure of announcing some very exciting news: HealthcareSource has acquired Lean Human Capital. Lean Human Capital is a company based out of Plymouth, Michigan that has become the leader in healthcare talent management process improvement, education, and business intelligence.

High-quality employees are the key to delivering quality patient care, so it’s imperative that healthcare recruiting teams stay on top of open positions and strive to attract the best possible candidates. However, the task can be daunting when faced with hundreds of requisitions. This was the case for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

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