Recruitment is a crucial phase of the human resources (HR) hiring process and is necessary for the overall development of the organization. At present, there are various recruitment strategies, ranging from word-of-mouth advertising to digital solutions (The Pennsylvania State University, 2021). Evidently, each of the methods has its advantages and disadvantages; therefore, it is necessary to thoroughly analyze them before implementation. The current report suggests three distinct recruitment strategies for hiring an anesthesiologist and personal care aides for the healthcare facility.
Recruitment Tools for Highly Qualified Occupations
In the current project, the HR office needs to recruit an anesthesiologist within a six-month period. This occupation requires extensive healthcare experience, knowledge in various areas of medicine, and a high level of education (e.g. a master’s degree or Ph.D.) (O’NET, 2021). The specific vocational preparation (SVP) range is eight, which is the equivalent to four-ten years of preliminary preparation (O’NET, 2021). Due to the specific requirements for the job, it is necessary to select the recruitment methods accordingly. The recruitment strategies for the occupation of an anesthesiologist are presented below.
At present, the most prominent recruitment strategy for any type of occupation is a digital advertisement. A large number of specific websites, such as Monster, Indeed, and ZipRecruiter, provide the opportunity for recruitment (Sheehan, 2018). As a result, digital marketing is an efficient hiring strategy for various types of jobs.
Cooperation with Other Hospitals
Frequently, healthcare facilities have information concerning the potential candidates for highly qualified occupations. As a result, direct cooperation with other hospitals in the surrounding cities is another effective method of recruitment.
Cooperation with Universities
It is also possible to contact higher education institutions directly concerning the future occupations of the students. As mentioned before, the candidates generally need to finish their master’s degree or Ph.D. to qualify for the occupation of an anesthesiologist. Therefore, cooperation with universities might prove useful to recruit highly qualified personnel.
Recruitment Tools for Labor-Intensive Occupations
Labor-intensive occupations generally refer to jobs that do not require extensive training and higher levels of education. In the current project, the HR office set the goal of hiring twelve personal care aides. The SVP of the job ranges from four to six, which is roughly equal to three months to one year of preliminary preparation (O’NET, 2021). As a result, the requirements for the occupation are moderate, and additional recruitment strategies might be appropriate.
This recruitment method is generally utilized to search candidates for labor-intensive occupations and is appropriate for small facilities. Lake Placid is a village with approximately 2000 residents; therefore, word-of-mouth advertising is one of the most efficient strategies to recruit personnel.
It is also possible to post job advertisements on social media. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter have gained increasing popularity as sources for job advertisements (Leslie, Khayatzadeh-Mahani, & MacKean, 2019). Furthermore, small towns and villages frequently have groups on social media, organized specifically for job advertisements.
Community-based caregiver organizations provide extensive support to a large variety of healthcare facilities and are the point of interest for recruitment strategies. According to research, similar organizations are highly effective for hiring labor-intensive personnel without extensive experience (Leslie et al., 2019). Therefore, the HR office might contact the nearby caregiver organizations for further information concerning the recruitment of personal care aides.
Summing up, the current report has identified three distinct possibilities for hiring highly qualified personnel (anesthesiologists) and labor-intensive employees (personal care aides). Digital advertisement and cooperation with hospitals and universities might be effective to recruit people for highly qualified occupations. On the other hand, word-of-mouth, social media, and caregiver organizations have been identified as prominent recruitment strategies for labor-intensive jobs.
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The Pennsylvania State University. (2021). HR fundamentals–LER305. Web.
Sheehan, A. (2018). How to recruit applicants for your nurses’ aide opening? Web.