Updated: 10 Technologies Changing the Healthcare Industry September 19, 2019

Updated: 10 Technologies Changing the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry is among the leading industries to embrace the influx of technology innovations in recent years.

From data analytics helping connect patients to the right physicians to artificial intelligent assistants who can handle massive workloads of data and bring up specific data at fractions of the time old filing systems even digital filing systems would take to gather the same data.

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Can Nurse Practitioners Stop the Healthcare Shortage? July 26, 2019

Can Nurse Practitioners Stop the Healthcare Shortage?

We’ve talked a lot about the shortage in the last couple of weeks.

There’s no doubt the healthcare shortage will be a significant issue in the political agenda.

The demand is expected to grow by 10% in the next seven years, a rate we are not prepared to take on. 

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The Secret to Positive Patient Care June 20, 2019

The Secret to Positive Patient Care

Recent research by the University of Pennsylvania’s nursing school found that providing a pleasant work environment for nurses leads to a variety of benefits.

These benefits include improved quality of care for patients, increased satisfaction of both patients and nurses, and reduced risk in adverse outcomes.

The team of students at Penn Nursing gathered data from 17 different studies based off of 165,000 nurses, 1.3 million patients, and 2600 various hospitals.

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6 Tips to Attract Millennial Nurses March 27, 2019

6 Tips to Attract Millennial Nurses

Presently, nurses are in high demand within the job market, but more and older workers are retiring.

To keep up with the demand, hospitals and clinics need to be more active in the search for talented, young nurses to replenish the workforce.

As time goes on, millennials will soon replace previous generations at almost every profession. Through their huge numbers, millennials put a tremendous amount of pressure on healthcare institutions to determine their new workforce’s needs. The U.S. Census Bureau data shows that more than one-third of U.S. workers are millennials, and that number will only grow as the years go on. Thus, it is of high importance that the healthcare industry understands what they need to do to appeal to the younger generations of nurses. Here are five crucial aspects that millennial nurses consider during their job search. Continue reading “6 Tips to Attract Millennial Nurses”

How to make your average recruiter look like a superstar April 26, 2018

How to make your average recruiter look like a superstar

Corporate recruitment is the most vital aspect of developing a strong business that is supported by skilled employees. With all the competition out there from other organizations, recruitment agencies, and headhunters — you need to be on your A-game to attract and hire the best candidates. Instead of being average, a recruiter needs to be a superstar (or at least look like one)!

What elevates a recruiter to superstar status?

The annual America’s Best Recruiters list for 2018 was published by Forbes, highlighting the most highly rated recruiters in the profession. Market research company Statista supported this effort by asking 30,000 recruiters, 4,500 job candidates and human resource managers who had worked in recruitment agencies sometime in the last three years to nominate their top 10 executive and professional recruiting firms. It turns out, top ranking recruiters earning six figures or more are focused on data-driven results and relationship building. The survey also revealed that recruitment has shifted from an action of merely searching for candidates to one of finding out who candidates are so they can be matched to the best jobs.

  • Attracting talent

Three out of four recruiters admit that attracting talent is still the most time consuming and costly aspect of recruitment. Having a plan of action and a system for attacking this task can move you into the top spot as a recruiter. In certain industries, such as healthcare and technology, this is a challenging prospect. However, it’s not impossible if a recruiter understands the window of opportunity is very slim and takes concerted effort — focused only on candidates who are ripe for a new job.

  • Industry knowledge

To rise to rockstar level as a recruiter, one must also have a deep understanding of the industry. This can come from personal experience or as a result of building relationships. In order to become proficient at something, one has to spend a great deal of time in the environment of the task. The same goes for recruitment. Getting to know the unique nature of the industry helps to better address the needs and goals of the best talent.

  • Recruitment data

The world of recruitment is filled with tools that gather data from multiple sources, all designed to help in the decision-making process and rate effectiveness. We often focus on recruitment metrics like time to hire instead of quality of hire, because this is what the industry tells us is important. Using a data-rich platform that displays the value of candidates in multiple formats, such as skill density maps and 3D resumes, can give recruiters better results. Instead of weeding through hundreds of resumes, today’s AI-enabled data tools allow recruiters to immediately target the best candidates, which makes them look like they have super-powers.

  • Relationships

The top recruitment firms use relationship building to the fullest. It’s not just about getting to know a few good candidates to place them in jobs. It’s about tracking their career paths and being there when they are ready to seek a new job. Long-term relationships are built through trust that only comes from successful placements and maintaining contact. Committing to the long-term success of candidates keeps talent pipelines filled and produces many referrals. Finding out what interests candidates, understanding their goals and values, and respecting their gifts is what makes for better relationships. As the healthcare and IT labor pool continues to shrink, this will be the way to secure talent.

  • Mentoring

There is a strong connection between coaching candidates and their success when interviewing for new jobs. Only the best recruiters take the time to mentor candidates to put their best face forward. The Undercover Recruiter advises that all candidates take the time to research the company well, followed by practicing interview questions and preparing for the big day. From the standpoint of a recruiter, don’t you want your candidate to have the best possible chance of impressing the hiring manager and getting the job? Take the time to coach the candidate, and share whatever inside knowledge you have that can give your candidate the advantage.

  • Client Management

When pitching any candidates to a client, use the tools available to you to present their skills and experience in a strategic way. 3D Resumes and visually stunning skill maps are highly appealing to clients when evaluating candidates. Many employers will also want to know more about the candidate’s long-term career goals, if they share the same values as the company, and if they are committed to the industry. These factors are not always evident on a dull paper resume. Interview your clients to ensure you know exactly what they are looking for in employees, what makes them successful, and what challenges they have with hiring. Clients who end up with a great hire will return for more in the near future, thinking of you first as their superstar recruiter who can make it happen.

Being a recruiter can be one of the most rewarding careers, or it can break you. Whether you work independently or as part of a team, it’s critical to your success to stand out. Use the tools that help manage the above aspects of recruitment and you will rise to the top.