Scaling Your Healthcare Workforce Quickly in Response to COVID-19
<p>As countries around the world are faced with a surge in the number of COVID-19 patients, the healthcare industry is faced with a staggering challenge: increasing their workforce quickly and at scale.</p> <p>With borders around the world closed, the difficulty in ramping up healthcare hiring becomes even more pressing. Aside from a substantial influx of patients, hospitals also have to cope with the reality of infected staff who have to quarantine for several weeks. As a result, hospitals, medical facilities and care homes around the world are in need of additional help and contingency staffing.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Sourcing Local Medical Staff</h2> <p>Many countries have tried to alleviate the growing pressure on their existing workforce by calling on retired staff, final year medical students and volunteers to bolster their manpower. However, for many, this has not provided adequate numbers in order to stem the shortfall of medical staff needed.&nbsp;</p> <p>Verified databases, like <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> Recruiting</a>, enable healthcare recruiters, hospitals and regulators to source staff who are immediately available in their area or country. Meaning, they can hire quickly and easily without delays or constraints caused by relocation issues.&nbsp;</p> <p>Some regulators, such as MoH Abu Dhabi, are actively calling on domestic medical staff and volunteers and are supplying temporary permits to enable them to practice. Various other regulators and authorities have put their own measures in place to make it easier for local staff to join the fight against COVID-19 in their country. However, one thing remains the same &#8211; staff credentials must be fully verified, a process which can be time-consuming.</p> <h2>Fast-Track the Hiring Process</h2> <p>In order to allocate staff where they are most needed, it’s crucial that there are no delays in the hiring process. By onboarding staff who have already been verified, this lessens time-to-hire by 20-30 days. Enabling employers to have complete trust in their hiring decisions and hire staff quickly.&nbsp;</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <iframe loading="lazy" title="Hire verified, international talent with® Recruiting" width="580" height="326" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div></figure> <p> Recruiting provides healthcare employers and recruiters with the means to hire staff who are local, actively seeking new roles and have already had their necessary document verification done. This allows those in charge of recruiting to spend less time on the pre-hiring stage and get staff on-boarded and into their new roles quickly.&nbsp;</p> <h4><strong>If you need to bridge the gaps in your current healthcare workforce, reach out to us at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"></a> to book a Recruiting demo.</strong></h4> <p></p>