Feb 16, 2023
Tired of feeling like you just don’t have enough time in the workday? Healthcare recruiters fill their days with cold calls, candidate screenings, interviews, administrative duties, and countless other responsibilities. Recruiters either need more time in the day, or a more efficient way to tackle their tasks. So we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 strategies to add some time back into your day.
1. Use Self-Scheduling Tools
Responding to one email doesn’t sound like a time-consuming task. But if you’re going back and forth, sending multiple emails, in an effort to schedule an interview, you’re losing more time than you think. Using a self-scheduling tool that connects to your digital calendar streamlines the process and keeps you out of your inbox.
Our team uses Calendly for scheduling. You simply provide a link to your calendar via email, and candidates can schedule a call based on your availability. In just a few clicks, calls get added to your calendar and you can move on with your day. The best part? It’s free to sign up!
2. Take Advantage of Social Media
Surely you post opportunities to job boards and your careers page. However, you need to take advantage of organic social media posts. Your reach on social media extends beyond your personal connections. In fact, 35.5 million people have been hired by a person they connected with on LinkedIn. It only takes a few seconds, and sharing your opportunity on LinkedIn could be the secret to quickly finding a candidate.
3. Automate When Possible
Is your recruiting process automated? A ton of AI programs exist to make your job easier. When Inline first started recruiting healthcare providers, we quickly realized our team was spending a lot of time digging through files to connect candidates with job openings. To fast-track this process, we created our proprietary Recruiter Control Panel (RCP).
With RCP, we created an instant matching process. Every day, our recruiters call candidates and maintain an up-to-date profile about their experience, certifications, and job preferences. With this data, RCP automatically matches providers to jobs added to our system. As a result, our recruiters sometimes schedule interviews for clients in as little as one day! Whether you use a program internally or use a resource like Inline, automation saves both time and money for recruiting.
4. Analyze Your Metrics to Find Weak Areas
No matter your job title, you should always track your success with accurate data. For recruiters, this data can come from a few places. Have you sent out a mass email about your job opportunity? Track how many opens and clicks you had on the email. If the numbers are lower than you expected, changing your subject line or call to action can increase your success.
On a higher level, keep track of how many interviews you conduct, job offers extended, and job acceptance rates. This data will help you analyze the quality of candidates you’re interviewing and how well you’re presenting your company during interviews.
5. Build a Pipeline of Pre-Screened Candidates
How long do you hold onto a candidate's CV? You should probably hold onto it longer than you think. One survey found over 50% of physicians plan to switch employers since the pandemic started in 2020. The bottom line is that candidates frequently change their minds about where they want to be employed. By holding onto candidates you’ve previously spoken with, you have the opportunity to build a long-term connection. When a new opportunity opens up at your facility, you’ll have a file full of candidates to speak with already!