Finding The Right People
One of the most challenging aspects of running any healthcare business involves acquiring the right people. Employee investment—as in, how you invest in your personnel—represents one of your most important expenses. There’s the recruitment process, the interview process, the training process, and that “gray area” afterward when the worker finds their stride.
With healthcare, there is always a demand for qualified professional practitioners. Nurses, doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, morticians—a big medical institution will have a place for all of them. More “niche” operations only need a few people who have medical certifications behind them, but hiring doesn’t stop with the “hands-on” people.
More Than Just Medical Professionals Make Up Healthcare Staff
At a fast food restaurant, there are managers, and there are employees who prepare the food. Each has an assigned task. At the corporate level, there are lawyers, CEOs, salespeople, marketing people, graphic design people, content production people who don’t have a specific niche, and the list goes on.
With healthcare practices, there are custodians, receptionists, lawyers, marketers, tech people, and other similar individuals who aren’t directly involved with the medical situations your institution deals with on a daily basis. All the recruitment costs apply to those non-medical personnel, just as they do to medical personnel.
Assuring You Invest In The Right People
It becomes very important not only to diminish the “onboarding” costs of new personnel, but to assure those in whom you invest are worth the money. It’s not without the bounds of expectation for even a low-level employee to have an annual cost for a given healthcare institution of 1.25 to 1.4 times their salary annually.
So if you simply hire a receptionist at $3k a month, or $36k a year, you’re looking at a cost for that employee of $45k to $50,400 a year. A nurse averages between $59,000 and $114,000 a year, depending on her state. That means to be at the minimum threshold, you’re looking at $73,750 to $159,600 per nurse per year.
It’s Hard To Over-Emphasize Personnel Investment Importance
Accordingly, it makes sense to use solutions built around providing quality employees to institutions who need them in a convenient way. One option of that variety is HPA healthcare recruiting, which puts a diversity of medical professionals at your fingertips to help you make the choice which best fits your business.
Solutions like this solidify investments. It’s the difference between blindly investing in a stock, and doing your homework beforehand to assure you’ve put your money behind a business that’s going to succeed. Even the best interviews and recruiting protocols tend to be more expensive than using outsourcing options which consolidate quality applicants in one place.
Sustainable Operations Through Long-Term Personnel
If you can save time and money in the recruitment process, while simultaneously getting better employees, that’s something which should preserve your budget. There are a number of ways to do that, but one of the most effective is outsourcing the list of potential qualified applicants you have to choose from.
Find solutions which put qualified applicants in one place, assure criteria defining the opening are strong enough to make the right choice, and make solid employee investments.