HR professionals in the healthcare industry face multiple pressure points, from high turnover rates to a lack of qualified candidates in one of the fastest growing industries. With an increasing demand for healthcare services in the aging population, the talent acquisition landscape for healthcare industries looks bleak—unless healthcare industries embrace the technology that can help.
There is a variety of AI recruitment technologies that can help healthcare organizations meet their staffing needs more quickly. It’s all a matter of assessing where your HR team needs to improve and which tech will best help you meet your goals.
Is your HR team spending all its time screening resumes?
One of the most challenging aspects of HR recruitment in the healthcare industry is a lack of qualified candidates—industry-wide, and across all job levels. This doesn’t make the job of sorting through resumes any easier. It actually makes it more difficult to sift through resumes to match the talent to the needs of an open position, like finding a needle in a haystack.
Luckily, resumes don’t come in stacks anymore. AI screening tools can help reduce the volume of resumes that recruitment professionals need to read by weeding out candidates who are not qualified. All the HR professional needs to do is set the criteria for an open position; then, AI screening technology can score a candidate’s resumes according to this criteria. The scoring process creates a hierarchy of candidates that allows HR teams to establish first-tier talent.
When the talent pool is thin, this scoring process creates a system where recruitment professionals can examine candidates who may fall shy of that top-tier but may exhibit potential. Talent professionals can engage in that extra level of scrutiny required to find the hidden potential in the candidate pool only when the resume screening process is streamlined, which saves time and money.
Are you reaching the best sources of quality candidates?
There’s a lot more that AI can “learn” in the process besides matching resumes to a set of criteria. For example, what is the best source of top-tier candidates? Which positions require more time to hire? AI tech can provide real-time data to the HR team to keep the process from stagnating by increasing the efficiency of the job search, as well as future job searches. In addition to performance assessment, AI tech uses predictive data to help the HR team source candidates and optimize job ad budgets to reach the right candidates quickly. In the healthcare industry where competition for talent is high, job ad tech can help HR teams have an edge.
When it comes to ROI, managing the time to fill an open position is vital for healthcare organizations to maintain optimal patient care. A hospital that lags with open positions is losing money by providing less care. It can be hard to connect the dots between an individual job search and the aggregate view for how the budget and performance works across all job searches. AI tech can assess all this data and help the HR teams know where they can make improvements.
Are you losing candidates through a lengthy hiring process?
HR professionals in the healthcare industry face a job seeker’s market. Increasing demand for healthcare services in the population means there are a lot of available jobs and not a lot of candidates—so, competition is high. What’s to keep a nursing professional engaged in the hiring process at one hospital over another?
If a candidate gets personalized feedback and attention from the job search, they are more likely to stay engaged. But a high volume of applicants in a number of open positions means that emailing, scheduling, and fielding individual candidate questions can become extremely time-consuming for HR professionals, and individualized feedback can fall by the wayside.
Enter the AI chatbot. While it may seem impersonal to chat with a bot, getting timely feedback in the job search can be enough to keep candidates engaged in the hiring process. With the ability to schedule interviews, provide updates, and answer a candidate’s individual questions, the chatbot is an AI recruitment technology that can be an effective solution to enhance candidate engagement through the hiring process. By managing candidate expectations and keeping a channel of communication open, chatbots are a viable option.
Are you keeping track of passed over candidates?
High turnover rates at hospitals mean HR teams in the healthcare industry are continually searching for candidates to staff open positions. Candidates who have been passed over for one position could be the next best candidate for a new position, whether they have translatable skills or better meet the qualifications of a new open position.
Wouldn’t it be nice to keep track of those past candidates? Candidate rediscovery AI tools can do just this. By storing information from passed over candidates from previous job searches, this AI recruitment technology can take that wealth of information to assess fit for new open positions and enhance your candidate pool. If there are a shortage of candidates, this tech can tap into a vital source of talent that often gets lost.