Finding a credentialed candidate with the right amount of experience is difficult. Even though the current state of the hiring market indicates that recruitment is on the rise, this was expected as the market was bound to bounce back from the pandemic’s losses—but that does not mean the expectations remain the same.
With the Great Resignation contributing to a significant increase in unemployment, it’s becoming harder to convince candidates to settle for anything less than their expectations. The focus is on improving their experience and optimizing recruitment processes to hire the best fit.
This article will focus on the prominent healthcare recruitment trends in 2022 so that you can stay on top of what the expectations are now.
Recruiting trends that help you hire the best
1. Remote hiring process
With the world going virtual during the pandemic, it’s not surprising that candidates expect companies to conduct the hiring process remotely too. Many have found it easier to attend interviews from the comfort of their homes as it saves time, effort, and money—shifting the focus to what’s most important—preparing for the interview.
With collaborative video conferencing software, companies have also found it effortless to conduct multi-team interviews—making it quicker to decide. It goes to show that they respect the candidate and their time.
2. Shift in expected benefits
Today’s workforce consists of Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Z. With a multigenerational workforce; it’s crucial to understand the benefits vary based on who it is for. Baby boomers may want extensive retirement packages, while Gen X would like to pay off their college loans.
Using a tailored benefits package could attract interested and better-fitted candidates. Being aware of their expectations also shows that your company cultivates an inclusive and thoughtful culture.
3. Employ contract/ contingent workers
During the pandemic, over half of the healthcare organizations hired temporary or contract workers due to excessive workload or inability to find suitable candidates. Many companies see an increased disruption in staffing solutions which is why hiring contract works could bode in your favor.
Hiring contingent workers is not easy either. Having streamlined processes in place makes it more manageable over time. The better the process, the better the hire.
4. Better candidate experience
The most common concern is that candidates are tired of extensive hiring processes with no response at the end of it. In addition, recruiters find it hard to sift through hundreds of resumes for one role—with no idea on whether any of them would be a good fit.
The process becomes smoother by having a streamlined application and vetting process in place, such as limiting the interview rounds, vetting before shortlisting, or hiring within your network. It creates a better candidate experience and reduces hiring time, lowering attrition rates and increasing satisfaction.
5. Diversity & inclusion
Many studies indicate that businesses with a diverse workforce have improved productivity and work culture. It also shows that companies care about who they hire. It attracts top talent and removes any bias in the process. Within the workplace, having diverse perspectives helps identify growth opportunities and better customer experience—leading to increased business.
All in all,
healthcare recruitment trends indicate that those who focus on providing a better experience and show empathy towards their candidates tend to hire better candidates. Companies that focus on their candidate’s career development and growth are more likely to reap the returns on their investment over time. Contact us today, if you’re looking for a staffing solution for your healthcare practice.