The Importance of Phone Screening Candidates

September 25, 2017 11:41 am

It’s easy to overlook the power of a simple phone screen when sifting through a mound of potential health job candidates. There’s no better way to identify candidates who are unsuitable, and hone in on those with the skills and attributes you need. Here’s what your need to know about...

Continue Reading

7 Questions You Should Never Ask a Job Candidate

July 26, 2017 12:22 pm

When interviewing in healthcare, there are legal restrictions on the kind of questions you may ask. Interview questions and selection criteria based on a range of sensitive topics are regarded as discriminatory by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. An employer is deemed to be acting against the law if...

Continue Reading

Health Salary Guide 2017/18

July 1, 2017 12:17 pm

Our healthcare salary guide for the 2017-2018 FY is now available to download. This guide provides a comprehensive review of the latest recruitment trends and salary information in the Australian and New Zealand healthcare industry. What’s in this year’s guide? In this year’s guide, we have included the following information:...

Continue Reading

4 Advantages of Outsourcing Your Recruitment Process

May 26, 2017 3:53 pm

Even if you have your own HR division, there are times when a specialist recruitment agency can help you access the best candidates – at the right time. As well as bringing years of recruiting experience to the table, a healthcare agency can draw on a broader talent pool and...

Continue Reading

Find the Right Cultural Fit and Watch Your Business Blossom

March 24, 2017 2:33 pm

Some health sector employers get hung up on whether their job candidates have the right qualifications and experience for a role. Yet it’s just as important to ensure your new employee is the right fit for your organisation in terms of values, goals and work ethic. Employing the wrong person...

Continue Reading

5 Ways to Deliver an Exceptional Candidate Experience

February 22, 2017 9:52 am

With employers under pressure to find talent and deliver results, it’s no wonder candidates often feel they are on a conveyor belt. Do these things happen in your health job recruitment process? Employers fail to give applicants important information. Employers fail to tell applicants they haven’t got the job. Applicants are treated more...

Continue Reading

How to Build an Orientation Program for New Hires

January 16, 2017 2:11 pm

If new hires have a positive experience during their first days and weeks at your practice, they are far more likely to understand what is required of them and deliver great work. Orientation programs, as part of your health recruitment, also help new staff members quickly adjust to a fresh...

Continue Reading

Job Interview Questions to Identify Leadership Potential

November 9, 2016 3:14 pm

Recruiters are increasingly on the hunt for leadership qualities in the candidates they interview. Despite lacking in experience or specific skills, a health candidate showing strong leadership potential is likely to outperform rivals lacking these core traits. As an employer, how do you frame job interview questions which draw out...

Continue Reading

Hiring for Personality or Skill? Make Your Decision Count

October 25, 2016 3:40 pm

One of the most difficult decisions facing health employers is whether to choose the candidate with the biggest smile or the longest resume. While this over-simplifies the dilemma, you often have to choose between two close contenders – one with extensive skills and unengaging personality, the other with great character but...

Continue Reading

Why Smart Talent Management Brings Business Success

September 8, 2016 10:24 am

Recruitment has moved beyond the practice of employing the best candidate who turns up on the day. Today’s health employers are expected to develop the potential of existing employees as well as recruit the best available new talent. Talent acquisition and talent management are the names of the game for...

Continue Reading