As healthcare workers worldwide continue to bravely tackle the very real dangers of providing essential care during the COVID-19 pandemic, executives and talent leaders are waging their own battle in an effort to address the challenges arising on another critical healthcare front:
Sourcing and acquisition activities.
While it’s rather obvious at this stage in 2020 that COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the way we source and manage talent, healthcare is unique as an industry in that, while it consistently ranks as one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy (including a whopping 12 percent of the U.S. workforce), it is has been historically, even notoriously, difficult to attract and retain talent. Given that the pandemic has only further exacerbated this unique duality – for reasons we will discuss below – right now is as good a moment as any to take stock of the changes we are witnessing among our dedicated customer base of leading clinical organizations.
This article will provide a brief overview of current trends in the acquisition of healthcare talent.
Let’s take a look.
Recruiting Activities Go Virtual
Traditional healthcare recruiting is infamous for being a multi-step, time-consuming and rather archaic process. Depending on the role,