Use Physician Recruiters?
the Experts, Get The Best
management is essential to the health and
welfare of all companies; excellent management
is the key to success in today's highly competitive
business environment. The services of outside
professionals are utilized by prudent companies
for high-level legal, accounting and other
special needs. Physician recruiters should
be viewed in the same light: as skilled specialists
who can identify the best executive to fill
an important position on the management team.
physician recruiting, sourcing and search
can be performed by in-house human resource
departments and other in-house departments,
employing the services of a physician search
firm is ultimately more expedient, efficient
and effective. Experienced, seasoned Physician
recruiters provide strict confidentiality,
an extensive network of contacts, objectivity
in candidate evaluation, and negotiation experience
Physician recruiters observe strict confidentiality.
Organizations with an opening in their ranks
are vulnerable. Whether for an existing position
to be filled, or a position newly created
by downsizing or market opportunity, the hiring
process must be strictly confidential. Confidentiality
can keep competitors from being tipped off
to management shake-ups, new product and market
initiatives, and can protect against employee,
stockholder, and supplier apprehension. Search
consultants value the highly sensitive information
they become privy to during the search process.
They are acutely aware and respectful of their
recruiters can tap into a global network of
Top notch physician talent is a scarce commodity
today. The limited contacts of in-house human
resource departments can't compare with the
wide net cast by a recruiter's network. (A
transnational search especially calls for
the capabilities of transnational search firms.)
The best candidates are already employed;
many will deal only with a recruiter. They
appreciate the worth of third party representation,
confidentiality and professional mediation.
Recruiting superior candidates is intricate
and best performed by a discreet professional.
recruiters bring objectivity and feedback
Physician recruitment and placement is a labor
intensive, time-consuming, sensitive process.
Recruiters can help clients evaluate their
expectations, review relevant organization
structure and reporting, and define a realistic
profile and compensation package for the open
position. Search consultants provide objective
feedback on the candidates and advice to the
client. As experts in research and reference
checking, search firms can glean significant
information from even reluctant reference-givers.
recruiters are cost effective.
The benefit of using a physician search firm
can be weighed against the cost of preparing
and executing an advertisement/recruitment
campaign, screening and qualifying candidates,
and operating without a needed employee for
an extended length of time, compared to the
relative insurance of getting the right person
for the job. The use of physician recruiters
is an investment in improving the quality
of an organization's managerial might. But
even beyond that, the risk to not use physician
recruiters is too great. For smaller companies
- in which one hiring mistake can have disastrous
results - using physician recruiters is sometimes
more important than for corporate giants.
Hiring an incompetent employee who makes bad
decisions can cost a company large sums of
money - or its very existence. More than ever
before, physician talent is at a premium and
can make or break the fortunes of a business.
Professional, experienced physician recruiters
can deliver the best.