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About Riia O'Donnell

Riia O’Donnell has over 20 year’s hands-on experience in all aspects of the Human Resource function. Beginning as a recruiter, she grew to lead in all areas of HR, including employee training and development, legal compliance, benefits administration, compensation evaluation, and staff management. She has been a contributing writer for a wealth of HR, training, and small business websites for the past 7 years. Connect with Riia on Twitter at @RiiaOD.

Recruiting a Diverse Workforce in Healthcare

How and Why to Recruit a Diverse Workforce in Healthcare

The prevailing wisdom is that a diverse workforce in the healthcare industry can lead to better patient outcomes. A workforce that better represents patients may be more adept in practicing cultural competency, awareness, and sensitivity. Institutions that work toward diversity in their recruitment and acquisition can see many positive results for their efforts; as their workforce expands to better meet the needs of their consumers, their environment and brand may also reap benefits. Moving toward a more diverse facility is something almost every healthcare provider should prioritize.

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Job Descriptions That Pull a Double Shift as Job Postings

How to sell your job with your job description

It’s time for job descriptions to break free of the regulation rut and become a dynamic, evolving document that not only outlines the work but sells potential candidates on joining your team. Advertisements that are candidate-centric are more likely to generate a high response rate, and they start with job descriptions that do the same. With a job description that’s written with candidate need in mind, you can easily translate them into an advertisement that draws interest…

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Inside the Minds of Nurses

Nursing Survey Provides Insight Employer Apply to Recruiting & Retention

What do nurses really want from their employer, and how can institutions provide for them? In most industries, turnover is costly and drains productivity. In healthcare, turnover can impact patient outcomes and a facility’s reputation. In today’s tight market, retention is a top priority, followed only slightly behind by attracting top talent to your institution. Attracting the best talent in the industry and keeping them engaged and retained is a top priority for every healthcare institution.

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Proactive Recruitment Strategies for Healthcare

Proactive Recruitment Strategies Healthcare Can Implement

Human Resource professionals in every industry are responsive to the needs of their institution; when there’s a vacancy, they spring into action, working diligently to fill the opening with the best talent in the shortest amount of time. Recruitment has been a reactive function for as long as there has been HR. But what if recruitment could be proactive – ready with talent on deck to feed needs even before they happen? That is proactive recruitment: anticipating need and having reserves ready…

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Healthcare Survey Highlights Challenges for Recruiters

Healthcare Survey Illustrates Challenges for Recruiters

In such a tight market, every organization is competing for the best talent. The hiring process (from application, to background screening, to onboarding) needs to be candidate friendly and go as smoothly and quickly as possible. This is the first opportunity to show the candidate just how welcoming and efficient the organization can be. Every part of the process, including aspects that may involve a vendor, like background screening, can reflect the values, the brand, and the vision an organization wants to promote. If any part of this process breaks down, it is an opportunity for the candidate to look to another employer. With this in mind, processes and platforms that make the hiring process easy, mobile first, and respectful of the candidate’s time are where we see focus in the recruiting and hiring process. All of these efforts put the candidate experience at the forefront of the process and set the tone for their employment…

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Giving Thanks to Healthcare Employees

Thanksgiving Reminder: Show Gratitude for Healthcare Workers

Giving thanks to healthcare employees should be as ingrained as saying thank you by rote. Your staff is invaluable: they can make or break your facility. On Thanksgiving, and all year long, institutions should work proactively to show gratitude for the people who make everything possible.

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Creative Solutions for Healthcare Recruiting

How the Tight Applicant Market is Changing the Way We Recruit

In a typical applicant market, recruiters need to adapt; in today’s applicant market, institutions need to adapt. The lowest unemployment rate in decades is forcing healthcare providers to shift the way they search for and acquire talent. Today’s tight candidate pool is changing the way we recruit, hire, and maintain staff to assure the highest quality of care and services. Some solutions might help in these challenging times, depending on your market conditions.

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Attract and Retain Talent Through Career Development

Career Development as a Tool to Attract and Retain Talent

In the war for talent, institutions must use every available tool to attract applicants to the fold. For many job seekers, a new position is only the beginning of their “wish list” for employment; career development and advancement are top of mind when looking for a new job. In fact, the number one reason working candidates search for a new opportunity is career advancement…

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Interview Readiness: How Job Seekers can Hedge their Bets

8 Simple Steps for Interview Preparedness

Understand that if you’ve been scheduled for an interview, you already have the qualifications needed. No one wastes valuable recruiting time on unqualified candidates. You meet or exceed the minimum criteria for the opening, so the next steps are important to move you from candidate hopeful to new hire. 

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Providing a Better Candidate Experience in Healthcare Recruitment

The best recruitment outcomes begin with candidate experience

How valuable is the candidate experience? Glassdoor reports that an investment in candidate experience has an immediate return: organizations with a strong candidate experience improve the quality of their hires by 70%. How much could your institution benefit?

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