It goes without saying that hiring the right healthcare professionals will result in higher morale, lower employee turnover, and a much stronger bottom line. But as a leading provider of medical staffing services in Sacramento, Pacific MedStaff also knows demand is fierce for many of today’s best candidates. Nurses, administrators, and medical billers and coders at the top of their fields always have options.
So whether you’re hiring for a private practice, a hospital, or another healthcare setting, make sure you have the following fundamentals in place:
#1: A strong employer brand.
The healthcare community can be a small one when it comes to the reputations of employers. Workers know who the “good” employers are and which ones are lacking. While creating a strong brand isn’t something that can happen overnight, it will go a long way in helping you recruit the best people going forward.
#2: An easy application process.
The first experience a medical coder or LPN has with your organization is through your job posting and the subsequent application process. If it’s complicated and hard-to-navigate, they’re not going to waste their time and you’ll have a high drop-off rate as a result. Instead, make sure your application process is simple, jargon-free, and easy to use.
#3: A positive candidate experience.
Every candidate, whether you hire them or not, should walk away from the application process with a sense that they were treated fairly and with respect. If, however, your organization is known as a resume black hole, or you don’t communicate regularly with candidates, then you’re going to have a hard time attracting the best healthcare workers in the future.
#4: Attractive pay and benefits.
To recruit top healthcare administrators, LPNs, or RNs, you need to talk about salary early on in the process, otherwise you won’t keep the best candidates interested. You should also offer standard benefits, such as medical insurance and vacation pay. However, to gain a competitive advantage, you should also consider going beyond the traditional to offering benefits such as tuition reimbursements or signing bonuses.
#5: Open lines of communication.
Your efforts shouldn’t end once you’ve hired an RN, medical coder, or a healthcare administrator. Even once your new employee has signed on, it’s important to properly train and onboard them and communicate with them on a regular basis to ensure they’re on track and fully engaged.
Do you need more help hiring top healthcare professionals for your team? At Pacific MedStaff, we know healthcare professionals. As Northern California’s most experienced medical staffing agency, we can serve as your source for top medical specialists and medical administrative staff. Contact us today to learn more about our medical staffing services in Sacramento.