In Light of the Potential Effects of the Affordable Health Care Act, Enterprise Medical Services Offers Healthcare Organizations Tips on Choosing a Recruiting Firm

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With the possibility of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affecting physician staffing, healthcare organizations should be prepared to work with a recruitment firm.

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Choosing the right recruitment firm for healthcare professional positions can be daunting. When healthcare organizations ask the right questions, it can make all the difference when finding a recruitment firm that fits the organization's needs.

When selecting a physician recruitment firm, there are five questions healthcare organizations should consider. The first is, “How do recruitment firms source candidates?” Effectively sourcing candidates includes advertising the position, utilizing outlets for reaching perspective candidates, and reaching both active and passive candidates. The second question is, “What is the candidate screening process?” The recruitment firm will learn vital information through speaking with the candidate personally. What the recruitment firm discusses with the candidate includes the same type of information that will be presented through submitting a candidate’s CV. The third question to consider is “What is the recruiter’s experience in physician recruiting?” Healthcare organizations should ask the recruiter to discuss familiarity with healthcare recruiting industry and ask for references that can be contacted.

It is important to think about the recruiter's knowledge base of the medical specialty in which there is a need. Healthcare organizations should find out if the firm’s recruiters are specialty-specific or if recruiters work on all medical specialties. Specialty-specific recruiters have the benefit of learning the ins and outs of one or two specific medical specialties. The variations that apply to those specialties often occur differently in geographical locations. The fifth question would be is the physician recruiting firm familiar with the community where the physician in need will be located. Healthcare organizations will want to ask if the firm or recruiter has placed physicians in the same geographical location before.

By choosing the right recruitment solution and recruiting firm, healthcare organizations can reduce or eliminate the possibility of costly mistakes. Finding the perfect fit for healthcare organizations and medical professionals ensures success on both sides.

About Enterprise Medical Services:
Since 1990, Enterprise Medical Services, a leading physician, executive and advanced practice provider recruiting and consulting firm, has been connecting the most progressive hospitals, clinics and medical groups with the most qualified career-minded candidates. For more information on Enterprise Medical Services, please visit


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