As a hiring manager, your biggest priority is filling the needs of your facility. A great (and detailed!) job post will attract candidates to submit applications to you. But the key to getting ahead of your competition and in front of the best candidates early is sourcing.
The physician talent market is very competitive, so taking charge of your pipeline and initiating outreach early will help get the ball rolling and set you up for a great hire. Here are three steps to help you create a sourcing process that set you up for success.
Step #1: Identify What You’re Looking For
Identifying what kinds of qualities you want in a candidate will help you start deciding what makes a good candidate, and what makes a candidate who doesn’t quite fit. Take the time to spell out these qualities for your internal team, and also put the relevant information in the job post so that candidates can see if they fit your needs.
Step #2: Use Technology Tools to Source
Once you’ve identified the types of candidates you’re looking for, you need to actually go out and find those candidates! Technology tools are the most efficient way to search through a pool of doctors to start sourcing.
To help medical employers like you find the best candidates, we’ve built a feature that allows you to source through our growing pool of over 20,000+ doctors at no additional cost!
Using our “Find a Doctor” tool, you can:
Filter Your Search
Start your search by looking through a list of the most active doctors on the platform, or specifically target those who have viewed your jobs.
You can also narrow down our pool by filtering by specialty, state license, or location preference to find the doctors who directly fit your needs – and what to be where you are! The location filter includes all states and major cities throughout the country.
When you find a candidate that interests you, simply click on their profile to learn more about them! From there, you can easily reach out to start a conversation about your open opportunities.
Star and Hide Candidates
While searching through candidates, you can star your favorites so that you can never lose track of a candidate that you think might be a perfect fit! You can always see every candidate you’ve starred under the “Starred” tab.
You can also hide candidates who don’t currently fit any of your openings to help parse through our pool of clinicians. Don’t worry, you can always reference back to these candidates using the sidebar on the left.
Step #3: Build a Relationship with Candidates
When you find a candidate that fits your needs, take the initiative and start a conversation to get the ball rolling. Reach and describe your need and also why you think the candidate would be a great fit. When you get a response, make sure to reply within 48 hours to keep up a good cadence and keep the candidate interested.
Building a strong sourcing strategy will help you proactively get in front of clinicians who meet your needs. By initiating and maintaining a relationship with candidates, you can get ahead of the competition and hire the best candidates for your facility.
The Nomad Team