Healthcare is one of the most challenging industries for recruitment today, period. It faces all sorts of hurdles. First, the field is one of the fastest-growing in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, six out of 10 of the fastest-growing jobs projected from 2018 to 2028 are in the healthcare field. This type of growth leaves HR scrambling to continually fill open positions, leading to turnover. And lastly, the physician demand can’t keep up with the country’s aging population. By 2030, the U.S. population growth for under 18 is 3% where growth for 65 and older is projected to be at 50%. These factors shine a bright light on the increasing need to recruit high-quality healthcare candidates for the long-term.

5 Tips to Recruit Candidates in the Healthcare Industry

Use a Smarter Targeting Approach

It goes without saying that you’ll never attract top-quality candidates unless you post your jobs where they’re likely to see them. Cast your net wide by using the top job search websites, but also automatically post to niche job boards that are specific to the healthcare industry as well as social media. Use an ATS that automates the process while integrating your company’s branding to each position posting.

Ensure Every Step is Mobile-Friendly

No matter the field, today’s candidates want the entire recruiting process to be mobile, from the job hunt to the onboarding. According to The Undercover Recruiter, 45% of job seekers search for jobs daily on their mobile device and 89% of job seekers think mobile devices play a critical role in the job-hunting process. If your processes aren’t mobile, you could be unintentionally turning away your best candidates.

Offer a Competitive Salary

When it comes down to attracting candidates, money ultimately talks. Offering a competitive salary and benefits will always draw more candidates to your company. Use tools, like compensation software, to review and track data on competitive salaries based on location, skill level, education requirements and more.

Make Screening a Breeze

An automated screening process can save both time and eliminate confusion for both you and your candidate. An AI recruiting assistant can use pre-qualifying questions to screen candidates as they interact with her via chat. This helps quickly eliminate non-qualified candidates and fast-track those top applicants with expedited interview invitations.

Wow with Onboarding

Don’t let all the hard work of recruiting a top candidate go to waste with a lack-luster onboarding process. An efficient, automated onboarding process sets the tone for your new hire by letting them know your company is progressive and forward-thinking. Plus, mobile-enabled onboarding software allows your new employee to fill out forms, read handbooks and add direct deposit information before they start, allowing them to concentrate on their new job from day one.

BirdDogHR’s integrated talent management solutions can help the healthcare industry recruit and retain high-quality employees, reducing worker shortages and turnover. Schedule a demo to see how our applicant tracking system and onboarding can put help overcome the recruiting challenges for the healthcare industry in 2020.