How to Hire: 5 Tips to Succeed in healthcare recruiting

Content team
July 16, 2023
5 min

If you want to improve your healthcare recruiting strategies, there are various ways to stay ahead of the competition in the medical hiring landscape. Here are some tips to consider:

1. Focus on your employer's branding

It is crucial to communicate your vision and values to attract candidates effectively. Consider enriching your careers page with captivating photos and engaging videos that showcase daily work life and employee experiences.

🚀 With Nolea Health's seamless offer creation feature, you can easily create compelling job offers that are tailored to your desired clinicians. With just a few clicks, you can share personalized offers with clinicians, streamlining communication and expediting the hiring process.

2. Evaluate candidates' soft skills

When looking for candidates, looking for those with a people-centred approach, practical communication skills, active listening, and the ability to thrive under pressure is essential. Consider preparing targeted interview questions and using psychometric assessment tools to evaluate these traits before inviting candidates for in-person interviews.

3. Offer attractive benefits

Design a benefits package that is attractive to candidates and encourages long-term commitment. It can include flexible working hours, especially for roles with extended shifts, and access to wellness and health programs that promote employee well-being.

4. Address the skills gap

In healthcare recruitment, there is often a gap between pay rates and job seekers' expectations. It can lead to a "hiring hangup" where employers think candidates need more education and knowledge of medical and technological advancements. At the same time, strict job requirements discourage job seekers from applying to higher-level positions.

To address these issues, employers are being called on to deploy these hiring tactics:

  • Raise the minimum wage
  • Increase access to on-the-job training
  • Drive recruitment among recent college graduates
  • Encourage a return to work among recent retirees

Here's a list of mental healthcare job positions and the average salary paid in the UK:

  • Job TitleAverage SalaryMental Health Practitioner | £31,200 - £50,700
  • Mental Health Nurse | £58,500 - £70,200
  • Clinical Psychologist | £49,547
  • Psychiatric Nurse | £45,000 - £60,000
  • Psychiatrist | £80,000 - £120,000
  • Psychotherapist | £35,000 - £50,000
  • Mental Health Advisor | £30,000 - £40,000
  • Support Worker | £20,000 - £30,000
  • Care Worker | £18,000 - £25,000

In addition to these roles, there are also other mental healthcare jobs available with different salaries, such as:

  • Mental Health Occupational Therapist | £40,000 - £55,000
  • Mental Health Social Worker | £35,000 - £50,000
  • Mental Health Counsellor | £30,000 - £40,000
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker | £25,000 - £35,000
  • Mental Health Peer Support Worker | £20,000 - £30,000
  • Mental Health Trainer | £30,000 - £40,000

Please note that these are just average salaries; your actual salary will depend on your experience, qualifications, and location.

5. Explore niche job boards

Consider posting your job ads on niche job boards to source your candidates. The Nolea Health platform can help you target your recruitment efforts towards the right audience and find suitable candidates more efficiently.

Remember, continuous improvement and transformation are critical in healthcare recruiting. Stay informed about industry trends and tailor your strategies to attract the best healthcare professionals.

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