Throughout 2020, the healthcare industry has faced its toughest challenges in years, which means that healthcare staffing, as well as other procedures in the industry, are unlikely to be the same again. Aside from the need to protect against the increased risk, there are many other areas in hospital staffing that are changing in 2021. Here are five of the most important rising trends in healthcare recruiting for the next year.
The world is moving rapidly, especially considering the current pandemic. Recruiters in the healthcare sector will need to let go of how things have been done in the past and embrace new practices and training methods. Upskilling and reskilling are essential to help facilities and their personnel deal with the changing face of healthcare.
Healthcare is one industry in which advancing technology is particularly important – this includes everything from medical equipment to information technology. For those who work as staffing experts, technological advances include the automation of candidate search and selection, creating databases of detailed information that can help place medical professionals in exactly the right posts.
3. Widening scope
Due to the strain placed on the medical industry during 2020, many states loosened their licensure laws with regard to areas of specialty and scopes of practice. This development gives many practitioners who would normally be confined to one particular type of post, the opportunity to work in other areas. Recruiters thus have more options when it comes to filling positions, and professionals have a broader scope of career possibilities.
4. Multigenerational workforce
The workforce across all sectors is more multigenerational than ever. The last of the baby boomers work alongside Gen Xers, Gen Zers, and millennials. Each generation group has its own set of goals, aspirations and concerns, which complicates the recruiter’s task to some extent. However, this also adds to the diversity that has become so essential in today’s recruiting industries.
Diversity has been an important factor in recruiting for many years but, thanks to the events of 2020, it is more pressing than ever. Recruiters have to ensure that all population groups are proportionally represented among the talent they hire. Expect diversity, inclusion and equity to be at the top of everyone’s mind in 2021.
Grace Federal Solutions offers a full range of healthcare consulting solutions, including healthcare staffing services to help you stay on top of each of these trends. Contact us for more information.