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All Posts by Riia O'Donnell

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.

Is Impersonal Recruitment Stalling Your Hiring Efforts?


In today’s talent shortage, recruiters should focus on personalizing the hiring process to attract top candidates. This includes making it easier to apply, utilizing text communication, maintaining personal connections, and following up with candidates even if they’ve chosen another offer.

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How to Drive Candidate Engagement with High Quality Job Posts

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Hiring is candidate-centric in today’s challenging market, so your job advertisements have to be engaging to compete. Getting applications from job seekers means evaluating your job posts from a candidate point of view: what is attracting talent, and what’s turning them away?

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How the best Healthcare Recruiters are Overcoming Staffing Shortages

ADDRESSING STAFFING SHORTAGES for recruiters, recruiting, staff, talent acquisition

Sourcing talent has never been tougher for healthcare recruiters, and staffing shortages will continue into the foreseeable future. Recruitment professionals who can offer support and options for both skilled and unskilled workers may be better able to maintain their staff and quality of patient care.

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Is Social Media an Effective Healthcare Recruitment Tool?

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The reach of social media cannot be underestimated and it important for healthcare recruiters to have a presence on all the major platforms. Social media marketing allows healthcare facilities to both target a specific audience, or cast a wide net. Here are a few other benefits of social media recruiting you may have overlooked.

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Do Job Boards Take Steps to Protect Job Seeker Data?

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Data is one of the most valuable resources in the world. When you register for any website, unless explicitly stated otherwise, your information is likely being sold at some point. Read on to learn more about this practice and how HospitalRecruiting is different.

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Are Pandemic Hiring Practices Contributing to Churn?

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Institutions are facing unprecedented challenges in maintaining staffing levels, in part due to the pandemic hiring practices of large signing bonuses and premium wages for temporary workers. The future of staffing relies on flexibility and creativity from healthcare recruiters.

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How Important is Emotional Intelligence in Recruitment?

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Candidates have the potential to make or break a facility. That’s why it is important for recruiters to utilize emotional intelligence (or EI) in their placement efforts. Emotional intelligence not only helps recruiters ask the right questions, but it also ensures they are self-aware, socially aware, and self-regulating.

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How to Adapt When Healthcare Provider Shortages Are Worse Than Ever

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Healthcare provider shortages are worse than ever, and demand is only increasing. It’s estimated within the next 4 years that the US will face a deficit of over 3 million workers. Amidst these unprecedented times, healthcare recruiters may need to take a different perspective on staffing solutions in the shrinking talent market.

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Making a Great First Interview Impression as a Recruiter

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In the challenging talent market of healthcare, impressions matter. The impression recruiters make on candidates can mean the difference between securing top talent and getting ghosted on an offer, so keep these tips in mind when interviewing candidates.

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Recruiting Challenges Healthcare Faces in 2022

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In a post-pandemic world, many healthcare workers are reevaluating their commitment to full-time work. Recruiting efforts in 2022 will be challenged in 5 major areas, namely the realms of vaccine mandates, telemedicine, burnout, proactive recruitment, and candidate experience. Here are a few possible solutions.

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