When looking to fill a pharmacy position, many healthcare organizations take the traditional route of advertising for the job and using in-house resources to find applicants. But many places are increasingly turning to recruiting agencies to help fill pharmacy openings, and with good reason. There are many advantages to using a recruiting agency. Here are a few.
They know the job market.
The recruiting specialists will also have knowledge of current salary rates, the kinds of skill sets that are required, what job candidates expect in terms of career opportunities and other hiring issues.
Good recruiting agencies will work with a healthcare institution to help them find solutions when the organization has trouble finding the right people.
They have a large network.
Many of the best people are not actively looking for work, but they would be willing to move for the right opportunity. These people are known as passive job candidates. Because recruiters have developed extensive networks in their areas, they are more likely to know who these passive candidates are and how to approach them.
Because of the networks they have built up, recruiters are able to find the pharmacy professionals with the particular skills a healthcare organization needs.
They can find a good match.
During the hiring process, a lot of time and effort is taken up weeding out the people who are not good matches for the job opening. By using a recruiting agency, a healthcare organization can avoid that wasted effort.
A recruiter will only refer qualified candidates to the institution for a particular job. If the recruiter refers a person, the healthcare system can be sure the person is a good match for the job in terms of skills and knowledge.
This is becoming increasingly important as organizations are searching for candidates with specialized skills and are looking to bring these people on board quickly. Plus, because the recruiter has already weeded out people who are not a good fit, the healthcare system can save time and money by working from the shortlist of candidates put together by the recruiter.
They can represent your healthcare organization.
A good recruiter will take the time to learn about a particular organization; its mission, values, goals, and culture. The recruiter can then act as a capable representative of that organization when they contact job candidates. The recruiter can work to sell the organization to the candidate; to communicate the organization’s unique brand.
If your healthcare organization is looking for pharmacy professionals, you need to check in with Cameron and Company, Inc. We specialize in providing the best available pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians to retail pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and any other facility in need of licensed pharmacists — on a nationwide basis. Give Cameron and Company a call today.