How AI Hiring Streamlines Bulk Hiring of Healthcare Professionals
If you had to select the industry that is the most riddled with mind-boggling challenges, the healthcare industry would definitely fit the bill. From the strains of post-pandemic recovery, the overwhelming increase in demand for healthcare services due to an aging population, and the massive workforce shortage plaguing the industry, there’s no question that for the healthcare industry – the struggle is real.
On top of all of these hurdles, the industry has to contend with even more challenges when it comes to bulk hiring of top healthcare professionals. According to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will have a shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians by 2033. But the workforce shortage doesn’t stop there. The American Nurses Association estimates that the country will need an additional 1.1 million registered nurses by 2022.
Yes, healthcare staffing agencies and recruiters are struggling to find qualified candidates to fill these positions quickly and efficiently. This is partially due to the slow, labor-intensive, inefficiency of the traditional hiring process. After all, sifting through countless resumes, scheduling interviews, and conducting background checks takes a significant amount of time and resources. Throw in the massive shortage of healthcare professionals, and it’s easy to see why it can be difficult to fill positions in healthcare quickly.
Fortunately, the introduction of AI in healthcare recruiting is changing the game. By utilizing advanced technologies such as machine learning and natural language processing, AI hiring solutions can streamline recruiting processes enabling recruiters to identify and engage the most compatible candidates in a matter of minutes. And there are a number of tangible benefits to incorporating an AI recruiting tool into your talent acquisition strategy. But before we discuss the benefits, let’s talk about where to start in the process.
Identify Gaps and Align Stakeholders
Before implementing any technology tool into your hiring process, it’s critical to assess where the gaps in your strategy are. After all, implementing an AI hiring solution into a healthcare organization requires careful planning and consideration. It’s important to align all stakeholders, including HR, recruiters, hiring managers, and IT professionals in the evaluation and planning process.
It starts by identifying the key areas where AI can have the most impact. Is resume screening taking an inordinate amount of time? Do the candidates match the roles you’re trying to fill? Are candidates getting scooped up by the competition faster than you can engage them? Answering these questions is the first step to understanding where you need to make recruiting process improvements, and ultimately selecting the right AI tool to achieve your hiring goals.
The Benefits of AI Hiring in Healthcare
Every industry of late seems to be touting the benefits of AI and what it can do to drive efficiency. But when it comes to the talent acquisition and recruiting ecosphere, AI technology is playing an increasingly important role for its ability to effectively pre-screen candidates and automate routine tasks. In fact, one of the major benefits of AI hiring in healthcare is the significant improvement in efficiency. AI algorithms can analyze and screen a large number of resumes in a fraction of the time it would take a human recruiter. This allows healthcare organizations to quickly identify and shortlist the most qualified candidates for further evaluation.
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Improved Candidate Quality
AI hiring technologies can also assess candidate skills, experience, and qualifications more accurately, leading to better matches between candidates and job requirements. This not only saves time for healthcare organizations, but also improves candidate quality over time.
With an AI sourcing tool such as Arya, not only do healthcare recruiters have access to the largest proprietary talent pool in North America (850M+ active and passive candidates), the platform also features talent intelligence and predictive analytics around on compensation, skills, education and other key data points to refine search parameters. The result is a 50% reduction in candidate review and shortlisting time.
Identifying Passive Candidates
Another noteworthy benefit of AI hiring in healthcare lies in the ability to identify passive candidates, or candidates who are not actively searching for a new job. These candidates may not apply to job postings but may be open to new opportunities if they are engaged directly. The Arya platform in particular, can also help healthcare recruiters discover, score, and rank talent in their own internal talent pools they may have overlooked using traditional methods.
AI hiring in healthcare also has the potential to mitigate bias in the hiring process. Human recruiters may unintentionally introduce bias based on factors like gender, race, or educational background. AI algorithms, on the other hand, can be programmed to ignore such factors and focus solely on merit and qualifications. This ensures a fair and unbiased selection process for all candidates.
Things to Look for in An AI Hiring Tool
The number of AI recruiting and hiring tools on the market today is dizzying. And selecting the one that meets the unique needs of your organization can be daunting. As you explore the options, look for an AI tool that encompasses solutions to every sourcing challenge in a single platform. A great place to start your search is by exploring Arya. With powerful search and match, and talent intelligence capabilities, the largest talent database in North America, and Applicants on Demand, Arya is a single platform sourcing solution for bulk hiring of healthcare professionals. Arya’s AI enables human recruiters to focus on the parts of their job that add the most value.
What is AI Powered Applicants on Demand?
Perhaps the ultimate healthcare hiring solution, Arya’s AI powered Applicants on Demand completely removes the burden of sourcing healthcare professionals from healthcare staffing companies. Leveraging Arya’s powerful search and match capability and talent intelligence, the AI sourcing tool does everything from identifying, and engaging healthcare candidates, to nurturing talent throughout the entire recruiting lifecycle. AI matched candidates are transformed into applicants and submitted to healthcare recruiters through their own ATS to be managed using their standard hiring process. The service is a true pay for performance option with no up-front costs and a “pay for what you get” predictable budget.
At a time when the demand for healthcare professionals far exceeds the supply, healthcare staffing companies have their work cut out for them. But you don’t have to face these challenges alone. Contact us today to book a free demo of Arya, and find out what the power of AI can do for you.