To the uninitiated, sourcing and recruiting may seem like one and the same thing. In fact, to many seasoned professionals in the industry the difference between both is a somewhat foggy area. This is understandable as both tasks are quite often carried out by the same person or, at the very least, colleagues on the same team.
As the end of the year approaches and company departments wind down for the holiday season, now is the time for the savvy recruiter to get a head-start on preparations for 2020. And we’re not just talking about hitting the ground running on January 1st, we’re planning much farther ahead. You see, now is the perfect time to start mapping out your graduate programs and attendance at college jobs fairs for 2020.
It’s no secret that there’s a shortage of qualified talent in the healthcare industry. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there will be a shortfall of about 18 million healthcare workers across the globe by 2030. And that’s before we even take into account the fact that an aging global population and a longer average lifespan means that by the same year, there will be a global demand for 40 million new health workers.
At a time when job growth in the health industry is at an all-time high, candidates are often free to pick and choose the position that best suits their needs and desires. And this means that for some less well-known employers or lower ranked healthcare facilities, finding suitable candidates who are willing to apply is an extremely difficult task.
No matter where you are in the world, the chances are the healthcare professionals in your local hospital are homogenous as a group. That’s to say, for the most part, they have a lot in common. They may have similar backgrounds in terms of culture, they could be of the same gender (depending on the role), they might be of the same faith, and they could be the same sexual orientation.