Board-Certified Physician Recruiting, Part 4
In other blog posts in this series, I have described why it benefits clients and physicians to work with a board-certified recruiter, what each of the certifications mean to someone who is looking for a recruiter, and how the ongoing education of certified recruiters will help both hiring managers and candidates. In this last post, I want to talk about how certified recruiters play a crucial role in the future of the staffing and medical industries.
Many changes are in store for the staffing profession, and recruiters must respond to new challenges. One of the biggest issues in the staffing profession as a whole is the ability to attract and retain top talent. For every ten professionals who leave the workplace, only four or five physicians are replacing them. Certified physician recruiters can help alleviate the problems of retention when they facilitate discussions with clients on retention issues and best practices. They can provide solid advice on managing the workplace to minimize attrition. Those recruiters who are certified through NAPS have the advantage of a wide network of information and resources to remain on top of current issues and trends.
Certified recruiters can be a source of guidance and counsel for HR professionals and hospital environments as they work with personnel issues. Physicians who change practices are making a decision that affects them and their families deeply – especially if they are relocating. These decisions are not made lightly, and any difficulties along the way can greatly affect their attitude and response to their new employer. When recruiters ensure that procedures are followed when a physician is hired, and make sure that no steps are missed during the process, physicians are assured of a smooth transition and a favorable impression of the new organization. Ongoing reviews of the situation, with both the client and the physician, can help uncover problems with the position that are more easily resolved if caught early on. The physician recruiter is a key part of retention and satisfaction in the client/physician relationship.
In fact, board certified recruiters can be seen as the ultimate professionals in the personnel arena. Just as someone would go to an accountant for tax issues or a lawyer for legal problems, when you have staffing, employment or retention questions, you should contact your recruiter. By working with a certified professional, you are assured that you’re contacting a professional who has gone the extra mile to learn all he or she can about the profession. You are working with a staffing expert who has high standards and an up-to-date education about the industry.
About Eskridge & Associates. Eskridge & Associates is a service disabled, veteran owned, small business (SDVOSB), recruiting Physicians of all specialties for locum tenens and permanent employment opportunities in hospitals and practices nationwide.
Bob Eskridge, CPC, CTS, PRC, CSP, CERS
Board Certified Physician Recruiter
Eskridge & Associates
Member – National Coalition of Healthcare Recruiters
Member – National Association of Personnel Services
“A Service Disabled, Veteran-owned, Small Business”