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Questions to ask during your 2023 strategic planning


As the challenges and opportunities of 2022 come to an end, you may find a moment to sit back and exhale. And then you may think, "Well, what about the coming year? What will 2023 bring? Are we prepared for whatever direction it takes us?" While none of us has that proverbial crystal ball in hand, there are some steps one can take - and lots of questions to ask - to lessen the stress and prepare for a successful 2023. First, take a step back from the day-to-day work. Start at the beginning, meaning work through all aspects of your provider recruitment process. If you bring an open min....


Maureen Zvanut

‘Don't forget you liked me': 6 reasons physicians leave


I remember this as if it happened yesterday. Earlier in my career as a physician recruiter, I received a phone call from a newly placed doctor. She was an Internist and a good one. I felt terrific about this placement. She had just finished her residency training in Texas, and I placed her in a large system she wanted in Missouri. Everything for her arrival, orientation and onboarding was all set. She relocated and started her new position, with licensing and credentialing in hand, on her contracted start date of July 1 (a rarity). I checked in with her after Day One, and she told me everythin....


Michele Gutermuth

Open jobs equal lost revenue


Have you added up how much a physician or advanced practice provider vacancy costs? If not, the numbers might be alarming. Many factors contribute to the high costs of physician and APP vacancies, including search firm/agency costs, recruitment and interview expenses, lost revenue and physician burnout.   Recruitment and Interview Expenses There are expenses associated with recruiting, and the longer a position is left open, the more those costs increase. According to the 2019 Benchmarking Report from the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment, nearly two-thirds of o....


Megan Trippi

3 benefits of focusing on employee retention


Talking about retention during the recruitment process may seem premature or unnecessary, but it can help your prospective candidate see how great it is to work at your organization. However, you can’t promote your retention if you haven’t already placed a focus on it. There are several ways to prioritize employee retention at your organization, especially during the pandemic. You can create an employee referral program and employee assistance program, build trust, communicate, help decrease burnout and positively manage your employees. When employees are happy to work at your orga....


Megan Trippi

Button up your onboarding process to improve your candidate experience


Virtually every interview process touches on how good it is to work at the organization. The onboarding process, though, is the first official chance to prove it. According to a Gallup State of the American Workplace study, many employers have room for improvement. Only 12% of surveyed employees strongly agree their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees. Employees form opinions about their organizations every day. It starts with their experience as a candidate for your opportunity and continues through onboarding and their acclimation into the role. A poor onboarding experi....


Drew Terry

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