If you’ve kept up with the latest trends, as of 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic is still taking a huge toll on the country. And this has affected industries all over the globe, not just here at home.
One industry that has seen the most impact is the healthcare industry. Not only has the pandemic inundated hospitals across the country, it has also placed great strain on the healthcare system entirely. And as a result, studies have shown that the country needs more healthcare workers.
As a healthcare talent manager or job recruiter, you’re responsible for seeking out qualified candidates and attracting them to your hospital or clinic. But how do you do this in 2022?
Thankfully, today we live in the digital age. And there are many resources that you can use to help build your team.
If you’re looking for the best healthcare job applicants, the following will explore a few digital tools that can make your search easier.
Applicant Tracking Systems
An applicant tracking system (ATS) allows you as a company recruiter to collect candidate information in a database. By utilizing relevant keywords (or omitting them), an ATS can screen or highlight resumes, cover letters, and various other application documents.
With an ATS, you can keep track of those who have submitted applications, and allow other relevant personnel in a company to know, in real-time, which applicants have been processed.
The advantages of having an applicant tracking system are as follows:
- Improve hiring compliance
- Streamline your onboarding process
- Manage your candidates all in one place
- Reduce paperwork
- Saving time and money
Basically, with an applicant tracking system, you’re able to improve your search for candidates and your onboarding process at every step of the hiring phase. And this can reduce the headache that you’d normally have from sorting through applications and making decisions on hiring the right applicant.
Healthcare Job Boards
One of the best places to find qualified candidates is to utilize niche specific job boards. And while you can certainly comb other sites like Indeed for job applicants, utilizing niche specific job boards effectively helps to narrow down your search for qualified job candidates.
For example, if you’re looking for family practice doctors, by posting your information with relevant keywords on a niche specific job board, you’re more likely to attract only the applicants you’re searching for.
Physicians and healthcare workers are utilizing niche specific job boards much more in 2022 than in previous years. And this is because, as a job seeker, it’s much easier to find the right job when you can omit all the noise that other, universal job boards come along with when you type in specific keywords.
Perhaps one of the best tools for screening potential healthcare job candidates is to host a video interview using tools such as Zoom or Google Meet. But while these tools are great for interviewing candidates in other locations, they don’t take into consideration a variety of cues that other video software can help with.
For example, using tools such as Hirevue or Vidcruiter, you’re able to reduce an interviewer’s biases when conducting an interview. As such, these tools monitor movement, responses, speech and facial expressions and create a profile of the candidate that can better assist a recruiter when it comes time to make a final decision.
Though this type of interview process is relatively new, it’s based on a variety of metrics that are supposed to evaluate applicant responses in accordance with your company’s needs and the requirements for the job itself.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools aren’t new in the world of marketing. But for recruiting purposes, candidate relationship management can be essential for building relationships with potential candidates during the hiring or onboarding process.
Additionally, with recruitment CRM, you can also keep tabs on applicants that may have visited your site but never completed an application. This allows you to send them reminders and alerts because you’ll be able to track them as they browse the web once tagged.
Recruitment CRM also offers recruiters the means to keep all interactions with potential job applicants in a central location. And this greatly reduces the amount of notes that you’ll have to search through when looking up a specific job candidate.
Finding the best candidates to fill your team has been made much easier in the present age by the advancement of digital tools. And when attempting to fill your staffing needs, taking advantage of these resources can prove both valuable and time-efficient.