Recruitment has truly changed these days. In the past, employers retained their best talents by offering work-life balance, health insurance and retirement plans. Nowadays, there are different offerings in the table, these may include free housing, work for travel, wellness perks such as free massages or spa, and opportunity for independent practices. Employers are challenged not only to provide the best benefits but grapple with other companies to offer competitive salary and benefit packages to attract and retain best clinicians to work for them.
According to this article in medicaleconomics.com, there are some factors employers must take note in order to attract the best and brightest
Evaluate people based on their potential, not their past.
Look into people who are motivated to sustain and grow in their field. Normally, fresh college graduates are very eager to learn, if organizations train them well they can be an asset after several years.
Train and develop employees so they can fulfill their potential at your organization.
During recruitment, it is important that applicants get a peak of their career path in the organization. It is essential to present to them training, mentorship, skills and educational programs that are available in the organization - these will truly make healthcare professionals feel that they are being supported in their field.
Prevent heavy workloads with standard operating procedures
Ensure standard operating procedures are in place, so proper workload management is monitored. Redundancy is also key to the workplace, so it is vital that organizations also cross train employees so business continuity is maintained when certain situations arise.
Compensation is one of the things the applicant learns first. However, more than the amount, the salary structure and appraisal process must be in place.
Prioritize employee recognition
Recognition is a form of appreciation organizations can give to employees without or less cost. On a daily basis there is opportunity to recognize employees who contribute especially to the welfare of patients.