Relationships matter: Recruiting physicians in a shrinking world

Posted by Doximity TF Team

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Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. Microsoft researchers say the theory stands up. So through chains of acquaintance that link us all, you are just six introductions away from every physician candidate.

Consider the power of physician profiles on Doximity. The member base has soared to nearly 50 percent of all US-licensed physicians because Doximity enables doctors to connect and communicate with their peers quickly while staying compliant with strict regulations designed to protect patient privacy.

Doximity also keeps physicians competitive when it comes to their careers: Using Doximity, physicians can network their way into target companies on the strength of their existing relationships. At the same time, recruiters benefit from the Doximity membership because they gain a ready-made network of referrals and references for candidates.

You already know physician recruiting has always been about relationships. But let’s be honest: The word “relationship” is overused in recruiting. It’s spewed out routinely, but it’s rarely defined or explained. What is relationship recruiting? We believe it’s a connection built by working together in a mutual interest toward one common goal—your candidates making the next step in their career. In this sense, relationship recruiting is a strategy that capitalizes on capturing ideal candidates for your positions, whether they are employed or unemployed, and continually engaging them until the right position opens up.

Let's face it, the best candidates are typically “on the market” for a short period of time. It would be a lucky coincidence for your ideal candidate to be actively searching during the same period your opportunity is open. Instead of waiting for the perfect match to come along, go out and get them—and keep them using the power of your relationship.

Via Doximity, you can prescreen and source potential candidates. You can also network and communicate with physician candidates. Make sure your own Doximity recruiter profile is working hard for you. Then when opportunities do open up, you’ll be ready to match your ideal candidates to the perfect position.

Your recruiting success depends very much on the strength of your relationships with clients, too. A strong client relationship makes it much more likely that they’ll call you first when a vacancy arises and they need someone they can trust to fill it.

Relationships matter. If you're not using Doximity Talent Finder for relationship recruiting, schedule a free demo today. 

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Topics: Doximity Talent Finder, Doximity, Six Degrees of Separation, Doximity Recruiter Profile, Relationship Recruiting

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