Leadership | 12.13.22
5 Hiring Tactics Helping Health Systems Beat the Staffing Crisis
The article's author details five unique ways health systems are beating the staffing crisis. Number one, the "gig" approach. The Missouri-based Mercy health system launched an app and online platform to let full- and part-time nurses in the area pick up gig shifts. Number two, the "boomerang" strategy. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine are hiring back workers who left during the COVID-19 crisis. UAMS sends postcards to past employees informing them of what's going on at the health system and explaining why it is a great time to rejoin. Keck Medicine solicits feedback during exit interviews, then implements it to incentivize former employees to come back. Three, the high school hires. Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System lowered its minimum hiring age to 16 this past fall, giving teens early exposure to the healthcare sector in such roles as patient transportation and nutrition. Four, the billboard buyouts. The South Carolina Hospital Association is advertising available positions on the state's highway billboards and on billboards at college football games. Finally, there is the app store. Enola, Pa.-based Pam Health has taken to the Apple and Google Play stores to reach Generation Zers, joining the AtlasJobs app that uses AI technology and a map-centric search feature to connect users with nearby jobs.