Post-COVID Tips to Positioning Your Healthcare Recruitment Strategy

“We believe hiring to be the most important first step towards the organization’s success.” 

Before COVID-19, due to the increasing global population, there was a strong global shortage of healthcare professionals. Almost across the world because of COVID-19 all the hospitals and state governments are recruiting so many healthcare professionals. Are you preparing to adapt to the new healthcare recruiting markets? We’re going to be in a highly turbulent hiring market for the next 12-18 months.

Currently, there is a serious shortage supply for healthcare workers and constant demand that isn’t slowing down. Still, we’ve found ample unemployed healthcare workers.

Millions of Unemployed Healthcare Professionals

How can you manage the hiring demands of surgery centers, emergency care and ICU professionals? For this you required candidates. To know you more there is another trend moving in the healthcare segment right now; approx. 4 million medical professionals have been laid off from private practices.

After so much demand, why is this happening? Due to restriction of movement, many private practices had to stop operations and become excess and in maximum cases lay off workers.

Still, you have is a big market of unemployed healthcare workers and huge demand for professionals able to handle surge centers all over the world for COVID treatment.

Now the question arises, how will your staffing company provide the talent rapidly by:

  • Searching the people who’ve been laid off (or you may probably find it in your database).
  • Contacting them through travel nursing and per day cost physician positions that are in high demand.

These strategies the largest staffing companies in the world are following to recruit for critical positions in healthcare. Thus, you can utilize these strategies to provide crucial talent and make your agency profitable not only survive. You will be able to grow in this economic crisis.

By using the same strategy will be able to adapt to a volatile market.

The Healthcare Recruiting Market is Volatile

We are seeing slowdowns in the rate of infection due to home quarantine in NY and CA. As economic pressures are emphasizing shelter in place, with this we are going to view two mixed scenarios play out here.

When the home quarantine orders push, we will see the rehiring of non-COVID healthcare workers because of the demand for the healthcare treatment of non-COVID in non-emergency situations.

However, we’re going to see surges in COVID cases after shelter in place is lifted which will result in sudden urgent requirements of healthcare workers. After that, we’re going to witness another cycle of restrictions movement, later on, followed by the layoffs and furloughs.

So, at present, the market scenario indicates a healthcare recruiting space requires temporary medical staff in high volume urgently in multiple locations. For the foreseeable future, things are going to be turbulent.

What the healthcare segment requires is to suddenly shift healthcare employees from states where there are low infection counts to states with higher infection counts and demand.

Is it possible for you to accommodate that? Do you possess the process infrastructure and technology required to support such kind of hiring? Are you already operating with a limited budget and staff in this economic slowdown?

If you want to win this situation follow the best practices for your healthcare recruitment.

Best Methods for Recruitment in Healthcare Segment

We work with various largest healthcare companies in the world and strive hard to fill crucial infrastructure positions in healthcare.

Our recruiting AI is having conversations with healthcare workers, after these conversations analysis, we have found that to be more transparent about crisis rate pay earlier on in the conversation is the best practice.

You will get a lot more responses and engagement if you can share that numbers upfront.

Definitely, you will find it highly effective if you use conversation AI to support your sourcing efforts. As a staffing company, we have already worked out the most engaging conversations.

Is conversational AI for healthcare sourcing effective during COVID? Of course, Yes! It’s highly effective as we have managed approx 92% schedule rate for ICU nurses.

Optizm Global, strongly recommends using conversational AI to support healthcare recruitment.

Anshuman Sinha

I am an Entrepreneur and Angel Investor. Board Member of TiE SoCal Angels Fund, and CEO @ Optizm Global, the executive search firm. We are a Right Fit Recruitment & Placement Agency.

I'm the Co-Founder of "StartupSteroid" the platform to connect founders with investors.

As an Angel Investor I look for Business Plan, Cashflow, Core Team, Board of Advisors, Secure IP, Quality Investors, Monetization Models, USP, Scalability, Strong Returns, Growth Market, and Board Role.