Nurse Recruitment

How To Attract and Retain Great Nurses

Right now, the nursing profession is suffering from a very serious shortage. There are, reportedly, 126,000 unfilled nursing positions throughout the United States. Many different approaches are being taken to address the severity of the situation. These include such things as hiring bonuses, increased contracts, foreign recruitment, financial aid for those wishing to become nurses, increased benefits and wages, and lower selection standards.   Many organizations blame the shortage as the major reason that they cannot attract nurses. However, imagine, for a moment, if nurses were so content in their profession that they encourage others to become nurses or even …

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The All Important Home Healthcare Nursing Interview – Expected Questions and Proper Responses

You’ve completed your training to become an RN and now have your license. It’s time to dig in and find a job. Perhaps, you’ve been a nurse for a while now and have decided that it’s time for a change. Either way, you’re going to need to prep for those interview questions. When it comes to nursing interviews, they are some of the most intense to go through. You’re ready to tackle this interview head on… or are you? Here are some of the interviewing questions that you will be asked and the responses that will help you land your …

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Successful Healthcare Recruiting Has Changed Through Technology

Not that long ago, recruiting for healthcare didn’t require you to do much more than posting and hoping. Recruiters would list jobs and wait for any candidates to respond to the listing. Now, due to industry disruption, talent and HR leaders have been empowered to create more sophisticated recruitment processes that will attract the right candidates. It is more important than ever to find and hire the right people for your organization. Healthcare is seeing more advances in many areas that also have an impact on recruiting. These include data analytics, social media, and technology. You must also take into …

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Employment Branding for Home Healthcare

More than ever, the reaction to employer brands, as well as people’s perceptions are becoming increasingly critical to the success and failure of organizations. It’s even more critical to the home healthcare profession. As applicants become more scarce and more jobs created, home healthcare recruiters are being forced to spend more money and time to fill the openings. Home Healthcare employers are getting smarter and turning to their employer brand in order to encourage individuals to buy into their particular cultures. This is the best way that they have found to overcome their recruitment hurdles. According to studies, those companies …

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What Nurses Are Looking For In Their Next Employer

Nursing is a constantly evolving, exciting, and challenging field. Finding the perfect employer that can provide the support you’ll need and who will optimize your potential is important in advancing your career. With the fast changes in health care technology, patient trends, and budget challenges; along with the constant advances in biomedicine, nurses these days find themselves with many issues to take into consideration when searching for the right employer. In this environment, it’s very important to follow a specific set of steps that can ensure your success. Recently the AACN published a paper that contains things to consider when …

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The Global Nursing Shortage Causative Factors

It’s no secret that there is a global nursing shortage. That shortage is being felt around the world and is adversely impacting healthcare in multiple areas. The International Council of  Nurses undertook a major initiative about 10 years ago that brought some good information to light regarding the nursing shortage as well as some solutions to it. Many of these solutions were implemented and some worked, but the issue is that new problems have arisen that are propelling the nursing shortage well into this century. It is projected that by 2020 the nursing shortage will be even more critical than …

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