• http://hiring.monster.com/recruitment-solutions/Healthcare-Recruiting.aspx A A

    Judy – excellent article. Your article hits on some great points and brings to light some insightful statistics. Specifically, I could not agree more with your data showing that the candidate self-select process is unreliable and yet companies are still using this process to identify best source of hire. Many if not all companies use this data to decide where to continue to advertise and what is the cost per hire.
    As the recruitment ecosystem continues to evolve there are many sources (social media, job boards, video ads, etc.) that serve up job advertisements to seekers. As a job seeker, it’s difficult if not impossible to know where you saw that job that you applied to. Additionally if the apply process if too cumbersome an in demand or passive candidate might not complete the apply process and you will miss out on a potentially great hire.

    The hiring trend in Healthcare isn’t going to change anytime soon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statists the job outlook growth rate for Nurses from 2010-2020 is 26% versus the average job growth rate of 14%. Home Health and Personal Aids are expected to grow 70% in the same time period! BLS

    In speaking with my customers the feedback has been that there isn’t one magic bullet out there that can be used to fill critical healthcare positions. To hire the best candidates and keep vacancy rates low healthcare organizations need to use a variety of resources, track their effectiveness and let technology help ease the challenge of a tight healthcare labor market.

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  • Keith Halperin

    I think it’ll be interesting to see what the rapid influx of millions of new people getting access to healthcare within a some months, and a without a corresponding increase in healtcare providers. I’ve heard that NPs are working to take over some of the functions that MDs currently provide, and that the MDs are pushing back….

    Cheers,
    Keith

  • http://www.hodes.com Judith Russell RN, BSN

    Thanks so much AA for your comments above. Keith – we definitely have seen an increase demand for nurse practitioners and the time to fill them can be lengthy as well. Since the shortage for primary care physicians is on the rise, employers are hoping that NPs can help fill that gap. I read an article recently and here is a quote from it: “Primary care in New York is already at crisis level,” Alan Diaz, an internist and past president of the Bronx Medical Society, told the AP. “When we get another million insured, I tell my residents, colleagues and patients, there will be no physician in New York to serve them.” That speaks volumes!

  • Keith Halperin

    Thanks, Judith. As a nurse, what do you think the best way(s) to deal with the healthcare-provider shortage? I’ve also heard that while there is a good supply of nurses in desirable locations like the Bay Area, there are already shortages in many rural and some urban areas.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  • http://www.hodes.com Judith Russell RN, BSN

    Keith – First and foremost, as a nurse still working to support recruiting efforts for the profession I would like to see more promotion of nursing (i.e., like the campaigns that Johnson & Johnson did) in all media to keep the pipeline going for coming years. And, as I recommend to clients, think of ideas for retention – keep your employees engaged so they will feel an ownership to their organization. We see that many organizations realize the importance of their “real” brand and are addressing this. This article supports that from Time Business & Money, March 2013: “47% – say that a company’s online reputation matters as much as the job offer. That could come as a surprise to a lot of companies, as only 27% of companies feel that social media influences how a job candidate views them.”

  • Keith Halperin

    Thank you Judith. I think that the” “47% – say that a company’s online reputation matters as much as the job offer.”
    applies to the minority of skillsets (such as nursing) where people may have offer options. If you are grateful for ANY offers (as I think the great majority of American job seekers are in this economy), you’re more likely to “hold your nose and jump in”.

    Cheers,
    Keith