How to Tackle Targeting

Topics: RN recruiting, recruitment strategies, high volume recruiting, temporary hiring

Posted by Mike Shaughnessy on Feb 24, 2021 3:00:00 PM

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When speaking to Talent Acquisition professionals, we find that targeting talent is often at the top of the list of challenges. But every targeting situation is different. Sometimes you are filling a short-term need. Other times, you’re trying to pipeline talent for a position with consistent needs. Or you might be looking for a very specialized candidate with a limited talent pool to draw from.

In this blog post, we’ll tackle these common targeting challenges and offer examples that will provide you with ideas for your own efforts. And don’t forget, NAS is always here to help!

Target #1: The Unicorn

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We’ll start with the narrowest scenario, where you are looking for a candidate (or a small number of candidates) with a very specific skill set. We call that Unicorn Hiring. Perhaps it is someone with hard-to-find technical knowledge or a highly specialized health care professional.

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NAHCR: HR Professionals Are Feeling the Pain

Topics: NAHCR, RN recruiting

Posted by Jason Rellick on Jul 21, 2016 9:26:26 AM

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I met with dozens of HR professionals at the recent NAHCR conference in Las Vegas, and the message was consistent: “I’m worried about nurse recruiting.” As our conversations continued, I found that these individuals have serious concerns, but are also committed to finding proactive solutions to attract, hire and retain the best talent for their organizations.

What keeps them awake

In a word: nurses. There is a real sense that we are at the epicenter of a nursing shortage, and the talent acquisition community is concerned. During the recession in 2008, many nurses did not feel ready to retire due to economic concerns. They held on – but, now that things are better, they are ready to go.

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