Most businesses, whether it’s a medical practice or another type of business, tend to look to job search sites when it’s time to hire. While job search sites are certainly effective, they’re not always the best option for hiring— especially when it comes to medical practice. Instead, recruitment agencies tend to be more effective for professional businesses. Whether you’ve just opened a medical practice or you’ve been in this business for a while, here are four reasons why you should consider using a recruitment firm over job boards when hiring.
#1: Access to More Qualified Candidates
One thing about using a recruitment agency to hire for your medical practice is that you’ll have access to more talent than you would when using a traditional job search site. When using a job search site such as Indeed— which is considered to be the best job search platform— you’re competing against a variety of jobs, and sites like these don’t have a sophisticated screen process to allow your job postings to get the attention it needs. Sites such as these are better suited for entry-level positions, not high-level positions.
On the other hand, using a recruitment agency gives you access to candidates that have been pre-screened and meet all of the education and professional requirements you have. Their expertise usually exceeds that of traditional HR (human resources) departments, as they tend to focus on employment trends and marketing toward job-seekers.
#2: Better Employee Retention
Hiring a new employee is a risk for any business owner, as it takes time and money to search, interview, hire, and train them— no matter what method you use to do so. So when you’ve put all of that effort into hiring an employee, it can be pretty annoying if they quit soon after or if you have to terminate their employment. This can occur due to many reasons, including:
- Better alternatives available for employees
- Employee/employer dissatisfaction
- Negative experience (for employee or employer)
- Predetermined plans to quit
The good news is that recruitment agencies can gather and analyze data that gives more insight into employee performance and encourage productivity and engagement to reduce employee turnover rates. Better employee retention/lower turnover rates are key to saving time and money and keeping your practice running smoothly.
#3: Save Both Time and Money
Speaking of saving time and money, posting a job opening on Indeed or another job search site requires a lot of maintenance, including making updates, reviewing applications, checking for new applicants, and sending responses— all of which require you to take time out of your already busy day. Not to mention that you’ll be paying some job search sites a recurring fee for posting your job opening.
Both of these issues are eliminated when using a recruitment firm to hire physicians for you. The expertise of recruiting agencies can find, screen, interview, hire, and even train employees faster than you would be able to. Although hiring a recruitment firm isn’t free, your money will be going to much better use and producing more desired results when choosing this option versus a job search site.
#4: You’ll Be Able to Focus on Your Practice
As the owner of a medical practice, you’re already extremely business and have little to no time to dedicate such a large amount of your time to hire physicians and other healthcare professionals. However, you need to hire these professionals to run a successful business. Working with a physician recruitment firm allows you to focus on all of the other aspects of your practice while also finding the best talent to work for your practice. You’ll be able to continue working to grow your practice when this task is being handled by professionals.
In addition to all of this, a recruitment agency can help you find professionals who will also contribute to the growth of your practice. The success of your practice doesn’t fall on your shoulder alone— everyone working for you will either contribute to or hinder your success.
Even if you’ve just started a medical practice and you haven’t officially opened your doors yet, you’ll benefit more from using a recruitment firm versus posting on a job search site. It’s true that in the beginning, you have more time for the traditional job search process, but you’ll still end up with better results when you hire a recruitment agency. When it comes to medical practice— and any type of business— you’ll want to hire not just the most qualified employees, but also employees that can be nurtured and retained in the long run.