It’s no secret that finding and hiring great candidates for healthcare-related jobs is a challenge. But – as of one of Sacramento’s top medical staffing agencies – Pacific MedStaff knows that whether you’re looking to hire an LPN, RN or medical coder, one of the best ways you can improve your chances of attracting top talent is through a positive candidate experience.

To help you in the process, here are a few areas to focus on:

First impressions count.

Put yourself in a candidate’s shoes when evaluating your candidate experience. And, keep in mind, first impressions count. This includes your facility’s website and reviews on social media, whether positive or negative. It also includes the interaction between the candidate and the person scheduling the interview, as well as how they were greeted once they arrived. Were they treated with respect and courtesy throughout this process? If not, then it will impact the candidate’s perception of your practice or facility.

Prepare for the interview.

It’s clear to a candidate within a few seconds whether you prepared thoroughly for their interview, or just glanced at their resume a few seconds before they walked through the door. But when you ask meaningful questions about a candidate’s experience, personality and work style, it signals to them that you care about finding someone who’s a good fit. It also creates an impression about what it would be like to work for you.

Let candidates ask questions.

When candidates finish answering your questions, they’ll expect some time to ask their own. But when you wrap up the interview without giving them a chance to ask questions, then it’s a red flag for them that a) You don’t think their questions are important or b) you’re trying to avoid providing more insight and answers about the job.

Be friendly and welcoming.

When a candidate walks through your doors, they’re evaluating you as much as you’re evaluating them. They want to ensure the job is a good fit for not only their skills and background, but their personality as well. And if you come off as hurried, unprepared, or difficult to work with, then it will impact their decision come offer time.

Finding and recruiting top healthcare candidates in today’s competitive market is a challenge. If you’d like to outsource the process to experts, call Pacific MedStaff. As of one of Sacramento’s top medical staffing agencies, we can help ensure you’re facility is optimally staffed with the trusted medical professionals you need. From RNs and LPNs to medical office support staff, transcriptionists and billers, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to learn more.