7 Reasons to Outsource Your Healthcare Recruiting

Sep 20, 2022

Recruiting top talent is almost never easy. It can be time-consuming, costly, and very difficult to find those highly specialized roles. That’s why so many healthcare facilities outsource their hiring efforts to staffing firms. It allows you to focus on the day-to-day business, then step back into the hiring process once top candidates have been discovered.   

Why Should You Outsource Recruiting?

Even the most prepared organizations need help when it comes to hiring. Here are the signs it’s time to bring in a recruiting firm to do the heavy lifting. 

1. You want to reduce costs. 

The hiring process can get expensive — really quickly. Between advertising your role, conducting background checks, using applicant tracking and recruiting software, and spending employee hours on the task of hiring, the costs add up. Time is money and when you outsource your recruiting, you get an experienced team with the right tech, plenty of time, and complete focus on your hiring needs. Working with a staffing firm actually saves you money in the long run.

2. You don’t have time or you're short-staffed. 

Finding the perfect match is hard. Finding the perfect match when you’re short on time can feel impossible. Even though hiring a new employee might be top of mind, the process could get dragged out over the course of weeks or months. Recruiting top talent is an always-on endeavor so you have a large pool of candidates to choose from. So ask yourself, does your HR team also have the capacity to focus on recruiting?

3. You have high-volume needs. 

Large hospital systems can employ thousands of people. When looking to fill multiple positions in several different departments, you just can’t do it alone. You’re going to need a lot of help and a large database of candidates to choose from. 

4. You need to hire…ASAP. 

Most companies are looking to hire as soon as possible. Unfortunately, most companies don’t have the staff or even the expertise to move that quickly. When you outsource recruiting, you can start the hiring process within days and onboard that new hire within weeks because staffing agencies have the candidates you’re looking for readily available.

5. You want to reduce turnover.

Did you know that most employee turnover is due to poor hiring decisions? And those usually happen when companies feel pressed for time to fill a position or don’t have a solid recruiting process in place. When you outsource recruiting, you have someone whose sole focus and responsibility is to find the best talent and make sure they’re prepped for long-term success.

6. You’re growing…fast. 

Growth is always a good sign, but it definitely comes with growing pains – one of which is hiring. When you need to hire quickly across several departments and in a short amount of time, you’re going to need a hand sourcing candidates, keeping track of profiles, scheduling interviews, and more. 

7. You’re looking for someone specific. 

If you’re looking for physicians with specialized skills or qualifications, you might need to look further than your city or local network. To find a specific hire, it’s best to outsource. An outside recruiter typically has a larger network and more time to devote to the search. 

All recruiters need a little help sometimes. With the deepest databases in the healthcare industry, talented recruiters to help at every step, and a pipeline of high-quality practitioners, help is just a few steps away. Learn more about all of our platform options and how we can help you find the perfect match. You can even sign up directly from our website! Learn more here.


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