OTM: What Are Healthcare Employers Looking for in Candidates?

By: Jeff Johnson   |   August 14, 2017

 

Many of the healthcare candidates we work with often ask us what employers are truly looking for in the new team members they want to hire. As a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, I often ask this same question to our employer partners as we begin our search for the right candidates for them. Here are the top 3 responses that I get:

1. Flexibility – In the rapidly changing and advancing world of healthcare, hiring managers are looking for candidates who welcome change and are open to new approaches to care. Additionally, candidates who are open to flexible work hours including occasional on-call and weekend shifts, are highly sought after by healthcare employers.

2. Positivity – When patients are feeling ill, often their spirits are down as well. Healthcare employers are looking for candidates who can remain positive and bring that needed lift to patients when they aren’t at their best. Winning healthcare professionals in hospitals, clinics, and senior living communities are those who possess a bright outlook on the future and share that positivity with everyone around them.

3. Compassion – Above all else, the healthcare employers that we work with are looking for candidates who truly care about their patients and want to make a difference in their lives. If you can bring solid clinical skills to the table, while still maintaining a person-centered approach to your care, you will set yourself apart from many other candidates currently working in the industry.

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