How to Become an Employer of Choice When You’re Short on Staff and High on Turnover
A Guide for Healthcare Organizations
Given today’s reality of soaring turnover rates and a simultaneous national healthcare staff shortage, becoming an employer of choice may seem like an uphill battle. But it is a necessary battle—for skilled clinicians seeking employment, for clients, patients, and their families seeking quality care, and for organizations like yours, seeking a solid foothold in the future of healthcare. Becoming an employer of choice requires dedication, buy-in, and a shift in the way you are currently doing things.
This guide offers four actionable steps to help you understand where you are now and what you need to do to reach your goal of becoming an employer of choice. Achieving the status of “employer of choice,” where highly qualified candidates are vying to work at your organization and your best staff members want to stay with you, can be considered a crowning achievement for employers in the healthcare industry. In this guide, you will learn how to:
- Attract highly qualified candidates to apply for your open positions
- Interview candidates to assess competency and cultural fit without opening your organization to claims of discrimination or bias in hiring
- Engage new employees before their first day and onboard them faster
- Use ongoing development to help improve staff retention and prepare for succession planning