The key to a successful practice is its recruitment and retention, which is why it’s important to hire the best doctors and nurses available. Having a highly skilled workforce is what will set your practice above the rest, so here are some best practices on how to have those sorts of medical professionals on your team.
Focus on retention
You probably already have amazing professionals working for you so focus on retaining them, even if they’ve already reached retirement age. Provide a thriving workplace for them so that they don’t want to look elsewhere. Offer them flexible working arrangements, inclusion in decision-making when possible and make them feel like a team player. These types of employees will also be the best recruitment tool when looking for new hires since others will see how much they love working for you. This will entice candidates to your practice.
Redesign your workforce processes
Take a look at your practice and its processes. If it’s outdated, the chances of recruiting new doctors and nurses might be slim. Instead redesign your processes and use new technology to increase efficiency and intrigue potential clients to want to come and work for you.
Be attractive to a new generation of workers
Younger generations have a huge interest in the medical field and attract them by providing them with convenient work-life balance they seek. Also, engage them with social media and ditch traditional recruiting efforts and techniques for new-age things like Facebook and Twitter.
Hire the right people
Although they may be the best on paper, they might not be the best fit for your practice, so hire the right people that you feel will blend in with your office and its staff. Peer interviews can provide great insight on if the candidate meshes well with the rest of your staff. You want to make sure the new doctors and nurses you hire can easily work as a team, which is why you need to focus on hiring not just the best people, but also the right people.
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