Oct 16, 2023
When it comes to hiring, one of the best ways to give your organization a better chance at retaining physicians is to make sure you are hiring for fit and not hiring to fill. Refining your recruitment process to target individuals who are aligned with your organizational values will go a long way toward making sure your new hires have the greatest opportunity to thrive and be successful. To help you make a perfect match, we’ve put together a list five ways your organization can improve physician retention:
Offer growth opportunities: For many candidates, new opportunities are a means to gain better positions in the future. Remember, even the best candidates will eventually leave—it’s all about giving them opportunities to stay. To attract and keep candidates who want to grow with you, offer them opportunities like continuing education and leadership development so that they can grow their skill sets and chart their career paths—with you.
Promote a healthy work-life balance: Burnout is the reason why nearly 50% of healthcare providers have considered leaving the profession and Millennials – who will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025 – are not only more aware of it, but they’re also unwilling to let burnout derail their careers or health. To help combat burnout, consider flexible schedules, invest in employee wellness programs, and provide support staff whenever possible.
Create a positive work culture: Keeping a candidate happy and satisfied largely depends on your organization’s culture. This means creating a positive work environment where collaboration, autonomy, positive feedback, and respect for other people’s boundaries are not only practiced but encouraged. When providers are happy to come to work, they are less likely to look elsewhere.
Offer competitive compensation: Money matters. When candidates believe that they are being paid what they’re worth, they likely won’t search for other opportunities. When looking to attract top-quality talent, consider robust compensation plans that include a competitive salary, bonuses, health insurance, PTO, health and wellness perks, and retirement plans.
Make sure they’re supported: A physician can’t carry a practice all on their own. Make sure they’re supported by nurses, assistants, and office support staff who can focus on running the organization so that your physician can focus on offering patient care.
If you’re looking to hire, look no further than the recruiters at Inline. Schedule a consult to get started finding the perfect match.