Finding the right staff for different healthcare positions can be challenging, particularly for executive positions. Even nursing, home health and administrative staff in a healthcare facility can be difficult to fill with the right candidate. This leads to a lot of turn-over for certain positions, or the wrong person being hired, leading to having to fire someone and fill the position once again.
A way to prevent some of the common issues with internal hiring, and to streamline the hiring process, is to work with a staffing agency. This can take the pressure of a healthcare facility to find the right employee and get a position filled quickly. Here are some options provided by a staffing agency.
Broad Talent Search
A broad talent search is one in which only the general needs of an employee are known. Instead of head hunting for a specific candidate, the staffing agency will send information out to many individuals that fit the profile for the position. They will then pass the information for the best candidates to the employer. The employer then schedules interviews and makes the final decision about who to hire.
Mid-Level Talent Search
A mid-level talent search uses the broad search model, but then the staffing agency interviews each potential candidate and determines their suitability for a position. They narrow down the talent pool and then forward the candidate list to the employer who will then do the final interviews and make a decision about who to hire.
Focused Talent Search
A focused talent search has the staffing agency not only do a broad search but also contact specific individuals – who may be working with another company – to consider a position. This type of search is usually reserved for high-level positions as often the best candidates for a position may not actually be looking for work.
The staffing company not only finds the right candidates, but they do the appropriate background checks and interviews to ensure that they are a suitable candidate. The staffing agency may also be a part of the final interview with the employer as a partner rather than a staffing agency.
A staffing agency may have different terminology for the types of services they provide, but the ones mentioned here are what the best agencies provide. If you need to find someone for any type of position in your health-related company, staffing details can be found here.