Efficiency in hiring is the best way to trim your staffing costs. When looking for allied healthcare staff, you can follow these four smart tips to reduce your search, hire and training time for new workers. Here’s what you can do.
The four best ways to improve your hiring efficiency:
- Know what you’re looking for. Identify all the key skills and experience required of the ideal candidate for your open position. Write your job descriptions to be very clear. This can help you automatically weed out candidates who will not be a good fit for your facility. It can also help when you review applications: you’ll be able to do a quick scan and know right away whether a candidate has what you’re looking for.
- Help recruiters help you. It’s a great idea to partner with a staffing firm. Recruiters are experts at matching qualified staff to the right positions. They also have access to databases with deep pools of talent. To maximize your relationship with your recruiter, don’t expect him or her to read your mind. Tell your recruiter exactly what you’re looking for (hint: provide all the details you identified in tip #1 above).
- Remain focused when reviewing applications. The best use of your time is to set aside chunks of it when you won’t be multitasking, but fully focused on reviewing resumes. You’ll be able to scan through a larger amount of resumes, and the key skills and experience you’re looking for will be clear in your mind. Put your calls on hold, leave your email, and make sure your only job for 30 minutes or so is looking through resumes.
- Start with phone interviews. This is a cost-efficient and quick way to weed out lesser-qualified candidates. Schedule phone interviews and choose five to ten key questions that will uncover qualities your ideal candidate must have. You’ll also be able to get an idea of a candidate’s personality and attitude. Plan questions well, review every candidate’s resume beforehand, listen carefully and go with your gut instincts.
By following these four tips, you’ll be that much closer to finding the allied healthcare staff you need to complete your workforce. Reducing the time it takes to find best-fit candidates will help you reduce your overall allied healthcare staffing costs.
If you’re looking for allied healthcare staff, check out MedPro Healthcare Staffing
We provide our clients with highly qualified staff in therapy and allied healthcare disciplines, as well as pharmacy and nursing. To learn more, contact a MedPro Healthcare Staffing recruiter today.