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Treat Your Candidates Like VIPS
When you bring candidates in for job interviews, do you bend over backward to wow them? Smart hospitals use these visits to sell candidates on their organizations, cultures and cities.
Give your candidates a warm, gracious, memorable welcome. If they’re visiting from out of town, as many new hires do, introduce them to your city in its best possible light: top hotels, five-star restaurants, and fabulous tours.
And then, reimburse them promptly for their travel expenses. Many hospitals take four-six weeks or longer to do so—and for residents saddled with medical debt, this creates an awful impression.
If you can’t do all this in-house—and many hospitals aren’t equipped to—simply outsource it.
For example, Candidate by UrbanBound ensures applicants are reimbursed in one week or less, while showcasing your company and city via a state-of-the-art online portal. Because the solution is tech-based, it’s highly affordable—and because it will vastly improve your candidates’ experience, your acceptance rates will likely rise, saving time and money in the long run
Take Care of New Hires During Relocation
While most healthcare employers offer relocation assistance, often it’s simply an allowance with zero support. Why not differentiate your hospital by offering more?
For example, give incoming physicians access to relocation software that gives them a step-by-step relocation guide, as well as a network of carefully-screened movers and realtors. A system that tallies their spending in real time. And that provides exciting information about your city and hospital—plus access to relocation pros they can call on if they need help.
For the record, UrbanBound’s online relocation solution provides all of these services—and instead of costing you more than you’re currently spending, it will save you money. (In fact, thanks to the cost-saving magic of technology, we typically cut our clients’ costs by up to 66%.)
In other words, here’s a simple, foolproof way to show physicians that you’re committed to making their lives better. It will not only improve your recruiting rates but get those relationships off right, an important key to improving retention.
Plus, UrbanBound specializes in serving the healthcare industry—which is why hospitals like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Vermont Medical Center have entrusted us for years with their relocation programs.
If you take care of the people who take care of your patients, we can help take care of them, too. Find out how!