to Work with a Physician Recruiter
physician recruitment and placement is a team
effort: client and search firm complement
each other's knowledge and strengths to locate
and hire the candidate. Egos from both the
Client and Physician Recruiter should be left
at the door. The Client should be willing
and able to help the recruiter and the recruiter
should help and assist the Client at all times
and not "get in the way". It is
advantageous for a client to do some "homework"
both independently and together with the search
firm before the search process formally begins.
who is responsible in your organization. Assemble
a client team to work in partnership with
the search firm. Designate a "team leader."
the responsibilities of the search consultant,
including what the role of the research department
will be. Who is the "head search consultant"
on your project? Will researchers interview
clear job specifications and qualifications
with your client team - and with the search
firm team. Formulate a Brief Descriptive Analysis
to mail and distribute to interested candidates.
Agree on a job description and compensation
on a general schedule and timetable for the
search to be completed. Set reasonable deadliens
and performance standards. Discuss and document
an expected time line.
off limits and blockages; specify the search
firm's obligations and limitations.
an expectation of involvement in negotiations.
If the assignment is international what exactly
is the role of the search firm?
the details of the search firm's method of
charging for services and expenses.
some "what happens if
- don't make assumptions regarding unexpected
ensure success, a clear understanding of the
search process and responsibilities must be
discussed and understood by both the client
and search consultants. Do that work before
the search is underway.