Smart Healthcare Organizations Continue Recruiting, Even in Times of Uncertainty

Healthcare Recruitment is Still a Priority

Despite the uncertain future of the U.S. healthcare system, healthcare organizations have continued to add employees in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Why? Regardless of politics and ever-changing policies, the healthcare industry’s primary responsibility remains clear: to care for the population. And to do so, organizations must prioritize recruiting and retaining the right providers.

While everything else might seem uncertain, great success can be achieved with a guiding mission and purpose from which to propel. To sustain your mission, recruiting strong leaders with a flexible, yet forward-thinking mindset is crucial. Motivated, positive individuals with innovative ideas and the determination to forge workable solutions will help to leverage your organization’s competitive advantages.

The need to ramp up recruitment efforts and attract these forward-thinking healthcare workers and physician leaders is underscored by two trends:

  1. Organizations are experiencing an increase in employee turnover, along with longer times to hire, according to Health eCareer’s 2017 Healthcare Recruiting Trends Report. Thirty-six percent reported that turnover at their organizations increased last year, with the majority of respondents indicating that the time it takes to fill positions has also increased.
  2. survey by the Physicians Foundation revealed last year that 47 percent of U.S. physicians may retire sooner than planned. As the stock market continues to break records and the healthcare system becomes more complicated under Trump’s administration, it would not come as a surprise to see that number increase in 2018.

These are dire statistics, especially when you consider the ever-increasing patient population. If you need help determining ways your organization can stay competitive in the current recruitment environment, Jordan Search Consultant’s team of experts is here to help. Whether you’re an organization seeking turnkey recruitment strategies or a healthcare professional seeking employment opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

 

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