7 Actionable Ways Recruiters Can Help Improve Physician Retention

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Over the last two years, we’ve experienced a significant shift in the physician workforce. A recent survey from CHG Healthcare found that 43% of physicians switched jobs during the pandemic, 8% retired, and 3% left medicine to work in a non-clinical career. While retention strategies have always been vital for healthcare organizations, they are especially critical now as many physicians and healthcare workers continue to struggle with overwork and burnout due to the pandemic. 

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To Discover Qualified Candidates, Look Within Your Organization

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Have you ever heard about a job opportunity and thought, “I know someone who would be perfect for this?” The clinicians at your organization have probably thought the same thing. They have connections with other physicians, and their referrals can benefit your recruiting efforts in numerous ways.  

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How to Attract & Recruit Active vs. Passive Candidates

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Have you ever struggled to fill a position, but then you come across a physician candidate who seems like the perfect fit? The candidate is qualified, highly motivated in their work, needs minimal training, and could bring new insight and perspective to the role. That’s a great day to be a recruiter! That is until the candidate responds, “I’m not interested in new job opportunities at this time.” This candidate is called a passive candidate, and there are a lot of these candidates out there. They’re often overlooked by recruiters because passive candidates aren’t actively seeking a new position. Here’s how to identify them:

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The 2022-23 Doximity Recruitment Checklist

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Recruiting is all about preparation and timing, so we created this checklist for physician recruiters to follow for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023. We recommend creating your own custom recruitment checklist, but here are some ideas to help you get started.

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The 5 Best States to Practice Medicine: What You Should Know

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Are you recruiting for an opportunity that is proving challenging to fill? It might be the geography. 

For physicians, no two U.S. states are the same. Deciding where to practice for a physician can be a very substantial decision, especially when the doctor’s family is involved. That’s why Wallethub conducts rankings of the best states for physicians to work in every year, which helps doctors decide where to practice. 

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5 Things Recruiters Can Do to Support Physicians Facing Burnout

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Even before the pandemic, physicians and other healthcare workers were facing burnout. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General recently reported that 54% of doctors and nurses were experiencing burnout before COVID-19, with nearly 66% of nurses considering resigning.

While both men and women healthcare workers are experiencing burnout, women – who often assumed more childcare responsibilities during the pandemic – have been the most impacted. According to Doximity’s 2021 Physician Compensation Report, 25% of surveyed women physicians reported they have considered early retirement due to COVID overwork. 

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The Great Summer ‘22 Reading & Listening List for Physician Recruiters

Posted by Doximity TF Team

“What an astonishing thing a book is, one glance and you’re inside the mind of another person,” Carl Sagan once said. And there’s no better time to read than during summer. Whether you’re beachside, in a tent on a mountain, or putting your feet up on your porch, reading is one of the quickest (and most enjoyable) ways to expand your professional knowledge while you unwind.

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Why hiring “culture add" candidates beats hiring “culture fit” candidates every time

Posted by Doximity TF Team

For years, hiring for “culture fit” – finding candidates who fit into an organization’s culture – was the word of the day, but it has fallen out of favor. While prevailing wisdom once suggested that finding candidates who fit your company culture was the right way to hire, it’s become fraught with issues. If you rely on culture fit hiring, it can undermine your organization’s diversity and even shut people out based on their backgrounds.

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Why Empathy is the Most Important Skill a Recruiter Can Have

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Empathy has become an essential skill for business leaders. It’s a clear positive for working with people, and numerous reports now show that empathy is essential for everything from innovation to retention. 

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5 Steps for Planning Coverage During the Physician Shortage

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Hiring and retaining staff is the #1 challenge for recruiters, hospitals, and healthcare facilities in 2022. We offered some tips in a previous article to ensure you’re recruiting, hiring, and retaining top physicians, but are you planning for coverage, too? 

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