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It’s Taking Longer to Hire Physicians: 9 Tips for Recruiting Right Now

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The time to hire for new clinical roles has long been impacted by the physician shortage. While a record number of healthcare workers were furloughed in the past three months, the good news is that 312,000 jobs were added in May, whereas hospitals lost 134,900 positions in April, per Becker’s Hospital Review.

The process of recruiting physicians can take as little as a few months or as long as a year or more, depending on different factors. It takes twice as long to recruit a physician today than it did just a decade ago. Why? It’s all due “to a growing shortage that is expected to worsen as demand for physicians grows and supply remains flat,” says Travis Singleton, vice president of marketing at Merritt Hawkins.

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How Journaling Can Help Recruiters and Physicians in Tough Times

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2020 has brought with it some challenges. The pandemic has changed the healthcare industry, including how recruiters source and hire candidates. During these changing times – and any time for that matter – we believe journaling can be a tremendous tool for healthcare recruiters as well as their physician and clinician candidates.

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How to Keep Your Candidate Pipeline Warm

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Communicating with candidates (via email, text, or phone/video call) is perhaps more important now than ever before. Job opportunities and priorities are changing quickly, and clinician job seekers are looking to recruiters for answers. We’ve recently heard from our clients that some roles may have changed, or have been put on hold entirely. While it’s nice to have eager candidates in your pipeline, it might also feel challenging to keep that relationship positive amidst an unknown hiring future. We’ve put together a few tips to help you keep your candidate pipeline warm. 

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Today (and Every Day) We Celebrate Healthcare Recruiters

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In 1991, Congress declared the first Tuesday in June as National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day, so today we say thanks to the many physician recruiters we work with every day.

Most physician recruiters say they love what they do and the professional freedom that comes along with it, but as every recruiter knows: finding candidates who have the skills you’re looking for isn’t always enough to get a placement. It takes hard work, and success is no accident. Earlier this year, we published one of our most popular articles about the perks of being a physician recruiter. It’s no surprise that many of the perks translate to what we think make physician recruiters great:

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How to Leverage Virtual Conferences and Career Fairs This Summer

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The coronavirus pandemic has already brought a lot of changes to the healthcare recruiting landscape. With major conferences cancelling their in-person events, how can clinicians and recruiters remain connected? That's where virtual recruiting comes in.

Connecting virtually with potential candidates can be done in a number of ways; the technology and tools we have at our disposal provide an opportunity to maintain relationships and interactions despite our limitations for gathering in person right now. Virtual career events or fairs are one highly effective way to continue to interact with candidates right now.

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8 Articles for Recruiters to Read This Month

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We know there are countless articles about coronavirus and its effects on hospitals, doctors and clinical administrators - and society at large. We also know that you’re busy and don’t have time to sift through the thousands of articles right now. So, we thought we’d share some favorite articles that our team has come across this past month (plus the top articles doctors are clicking on Doximity. 

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How to Make Your Candidate Experience Stand Out (Virtually)

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The current pandemic and this time of physical distancing has brought a number of changes to physician recruitment, and one of them is the way in which the candidate experience is delivered. Since potential candidates cannot do onsite interviews or visit facilities right now, the experience has primarily become a virtual one. 

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Why Locum Tenens Work is Crucial During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Locum tenens physicians have never been more important than they are right now. The COVID-19 crisis is impacting both the healthcare community’s demand for healthcare workers and poses a high risk to those workers of contracting the virus.

Even in normal times, communities often need support from locums practitioners to fill voids in staffing. Rural communities, for instance, report they’re concerned about handling the increased patient demand because their populations are generally older and sicker than those in urban areas. Plus, they have less access to health care, per Physicians Practice.

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Why Psychiatrists are Essential During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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We all face challenges in life that can impact our mental health – and this is especially true during these strange times. One in five people in the U.S. will experience a mental illness during their lifetime (per the National Alliance on Mental Illness), and data now shows depression and anxiety are becoming more common since the coronavirus began. 

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7 Tips to Avoid a Slump While Working from Home

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In early March, we shared an article with some tips on how to work from home. It’s been a while, so we wanted to provide some updated tips and ideas to stay motivated and productive during this challenging time.

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