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.
Hiring for the healthcare industry is one of the most challenging and stressful tasks a recruiter can undertake. This is an industry where your hires can have a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of others and so it’s imperative that you find the right candidates with the right balance of skills and aptitude for the role.
Unfortunately, finding the right candidate isn’t the only challenge you’ll face.
Automation is everything these days. From candidate outreach to resume screening, it seems that there’s a bot for every recruitment task imaginable.