The uphill battle of hospital staffing is only getting worse. The pandemic has created new challenges and exacerbated the old ones. Hospitals can’t maintain adequate staffing levels, and patient care suffers.
The combination of failing to convey compelling reasons to work for your company and a lack of understanding the candidate experience, directly impacts your offer acceptance, and dropout rates. Going forward, hospitals will need to focus more on candidate experience and engagement if they want greater – and sustainable – recruiting success.
Surf Search helps fill in the gaps by developing pipelines of qualified candidates. We educate and convince candidates of the benefits of working for your company and ensure their experience in the interviewing process is positive and welcoming.
Our hospital client had a terrible record with physician applicants. They simply had nobody applying to positions on its website and they couldn’t understand why. With a gorgeous website, they didn’t understand the problem. This market is just too competitive! You cannot rely on candidates finding your job opportunities and applying online. Healthcare workers, while they may be great at taking care of patients – are not great at job searches. Candidates need to be found and sold on working for your organization.
Surf Search worked closely with each hiring team within the hospital to identify specifics about what’s attractive about the role and why the candidate should come to work for them. Surf Search then reached out directly to our large database of healthcare candidates. We had direct conversations with candidates to learn their motivations for making a job change, and then had the opportunity to address those needs while talking about specific positions in our client’s organization. Think of Surf Search as a sales team for your organization. You simply can’t wait around hoping that qualified candidates will apply online. In this case, we were able to fill many critical positions by simply being proactive.
We are a rural hospital and it can be difficult to get employees to relocate to our area. We struggle to find good candidates. Surf Search has helped us fill several positions. We really appreciated the help and they are now our go-to firm.
Using a hospital recruiter allows hospitals to find the best talent for essential healthcare jobs. Surf Search has a deep database of candidates working at hospitals from around the country. We spend time developing relationships with those candidates and we know what they are looking for in a new job. Our goal is to find and qualify the best employees for your hospital!
Surf Search starts the process by ensuring your hiring team and job descriptions sell candidates on the opportunities within your hospital organization. Benefits, company culture and professional pathways need to be clearly defined. The interviewing process needs to streamlined and efficient. It is our job, as well as yours, to keep candidates engaged. Next, Surf Search will present 3-8 qualified candidates for each position within 1-2 weeks’ time. We will help you set up interviews, follow up with the candidates and hiring teams, check references when necessary, and negotiate the offering process when the time comes.
We don’t need to tell you staffing talent shortages in hospitals have never reached this level. The pressure and competition for hospitals to recruit new staff is tremendous. Surf Search helps hospitals be on top of the game and reduce the time to fill a position.
Surf Search successfully fills positions at large and small hospitals, in both rural and urban locations. We have filled positions for clinical staff, operations, administrative, financial, and human resources. Having worked in the hospital industry for over 20 years we have an extensive database of talent. We reach out to new grads joining the industry.
With offices across the country, Surf Search’s hospital recruiting teams have developed deep pipelines of active candidates numbering in the tens of thousands. We work on recruiting searches across the country and partner with other top hospital recruiting firms which greatly expands our active candidate pipeline.
We are a niche recruiting firm, focused on hospital recruiting. We have been in the headhunting business for a long time and enjoy a terrific reputation with our clients and candidates. Most of our clients have been with us through many company changes and take us with them as they move up their own career ladders. In hospital recruiting, you are only as good as who you know, and our recruiting pipeline is deep. Take a dozen headhunters, give them the same recruiting assignment and Surf Search always come out on top. Our knowledge and depth of experience in hospital recruiting stands out in headhunting circles across the U.S.