Genesis Medical Management recommends that medical practices develop a strong recruitment strategy to combat the shortage of qualified medical staff. Shortages of medical staff have been an ongoing issue for several years and seems to have escalated since the pandemic. A well-developed recruitment strategy and hiring process can help medical practices to thrive and grow.
While there is a high rate of unemployment, there is a shortage of qualified candidates that have the credentials and certifications needed for various medical fields. Sweeny Garsia, HR Manager for Genesis Medical Management, LLC. hires a variety of medical personnel, from nurses to counselors, therapists, medical assistants, and administrative staff. Ms. Garsia states that their strong recruitment strategy and hiring process is what has helped them to overcome the shortage of qualified staff.
Some other recommended recruitment strategies include word-of-mouth networking, encouraging employee references, and working with schools to develop internships and trainee programs. Medical practices that use interns and trainees have an advantage in the hiring process, as they are already familiar with the candidates, and the candidates are familiar with them. Holding a job fair is another way of drawing in candidates. Inviting participation by schools that offer medical training programs also encourages enrollment of potential future candidates.
In some cases, hiring contractors and per diem employees can benefit a medical practice. Many candidates may be more interested in the freedom and schedule flexibility provided by working as a contractor vs. an employee. A per diem employee is typically called in as needed, which is appealing to some candidates who don’t want to work a full schedule.
To position your organization to thrive in the future, Genesis Medical Management suggests developing a strong HR recruitment and hiring process.
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