Challenges healthcare recruiters are finding hard to explain about recruiting

Feb 10, 2017
Paul Johnson

This is the era where recruiters are faced with so many challenges in recruitment. Healthcare recruiters are not finding it easy to hire new workers into organizations, and this has left room for more negotiation for the job seekers who want to get into the healthcare industry.

Some of the challenges are cross-industry such as a shortage in numbers of qualified workforce, aged organizational structure, high rise in technological know-how, and expectations of potential workers.

Below are some of the challenges facing recruiters that all health organizations need to know as they plan for new workers recruitment in 2020:

  1. The decline in the numbers of qualified job applicants per job post

This is a typical challenge faced by healthcare recruiters. It is a known fact that the healthcare sector has increasingly grown in capacity with many more requirements for other health-related job roles. However, the number of qualified applicants for these roles are drastically declining.

The discovering is that it now takes more time to fill a job position in the healthcare industry than it used to be. And this costs the HR department more resources in terms of money, time, and energy. Similarly, a vast number of baby boomers are also retiring from the healthcare industry at an alarming rate. Hence, job vacancies are getting more than the available qualified candidates for the positions.

Recruiters are creatively looking for ways to get talented health workers- nurses, midwives, and care assistants to join their organizations.

  1. Tighter Hiring budgets for recruiters to work with

Though there are more job openings in the health industry than what healthcare recruiters can fill as and when due, the recruiting budgets with which they work are getting tighter each year. Health organizations that want to get recruitment done faster and quicker should be ready to work on a surplus budget for effective recruiting exercise.

When organizations desire to reduce the numbers of time spent on recruitment, it is suitable for them to provide more resources in terms of money and more workforce. The availability of these resources will enable recruiters to integrate relevant recruiting software and technologies into the strategy.

Since a job requires the constant commitment of potential candidates to organizations’ vision and mission, recruiters need to work with more flexible budgets for the successful recruitment of the best talents on the market.

  1. Salaries are on the rise

Salaries for health workers have also increased as the demand for qualified candidates increased. Beyond the salaries, there are other remunerations, compensations, and additional packages expected to be included to attract the new talent to an organization.

These are challenging times for recruiters because they are expected to produce much from little. The anticipated results from the healthcare recruiters outweigh the budgets and the availability of the new health talents in town.

Therefore, organizations are expected to restructure their recruiting strategy for a more effective and efficient hiring process in 2020 and beyond. More so, the reward system for the workers should be adequately reviewed mirror the tailored education and industry experiences they already have.