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.

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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When it comes to recruiting, more has traditionally been considered better. In other words, the more applicants you attract, the more candidates you interview, the more hires you get.

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.

Employee Engagement: The First 90 Days

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The first 90 days for a new hire are crucial for employee engagement. Candidates join your organization because they’re excited about your opportunity, and a good employee engagement strategy will build on that excitement from day one.

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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