The One Way You Can Plan for Healthcare Provider Shortages

Jan 05, 2022

How does staffing affect your facility? As we begin 2022, 73% of healthcare facilities rank staffing as their biggest pandemic challenge heading into the near year. With an endless list of causes for this shortage, what solutions exist? You do have one advantage: you know it’s coming. So how do we plan for this staffing shortage in advance? Building a pipeline of candidates.

But not all candidate pipelines are created equally. As a buzzword in the recruiting industry, many firms will promise you a pipeline but fail to deliver. We’ve compiled a list of what a pipeline of candidates should look like and how it helps your recruiting strategy. 

A pipeline should include all interested candidates (even those who don’t meet your job requirements)

We know what you’re thinking. “Why would I want to hold onto candidates who aren’t qualified for my open position?” Candidates change over time. So do your opportunities. As a provider gains valuable experience, they become the provider your facility needs. Coupled with the fact that you may have a less rigorous opening in the future, it’s valuable to keep these interested candidates on hand. This strategy can help you shorten your time-to-hire for future openings.

A pipeline should include full candidate details

If you’re looking for a firm to help you build a pipeline, that pipeline needs to provide full transparency. As another buzzword in the recruiting industry, transparency is something you should confirm before agreeing to any service. At Inline, transparency with our Essential and Flex platforms means full details: candidate name, location, work and education history, as well as our own screening information. Our candidate advisors dive into each provider's career goals and aspirations to ensure a professional and cultural fit. And to stay true to transparency, we provide you with all of this information as soon as the candidate applies. 

You should be able to easily access your pipeline

While many firms claim to build you a pipeline, this doesn’t mean you have access to it. It typically means they’ll build you a pipeline and only share those candidates they expect you to hire. With Inline’s client portal, you always have instant access to every candidate who has expressed interest in your facility. After all, they’re your applicants. We’ll source and screen them for you, but we’ll also maintain full transparency by providing you with access to every candidate. 

To learn more about the importance of a true candidate pipeline, connect with our team today.

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