What Does It Take to Hire “Qualified” Caregivers?

By Adam Robinson,
January 8, 2014

Your customers expect that when they come to your company looking for caregiver assistance, you will provide the most knowledgable and compassionate caregivers possible. As a healthcare industry professional, you wouldn’t think to provide anything less. But as a hiring manager, chances are that you’re overly familiar with the challenges of hiring caregivers who meet all of your expectations. So what are you supposed to do? Deal with an understaffed company until you find a candidate who exceeds your expectations or just settle for a mediocre candidate in hopes they will improve?

Unfortunately this is a sticky situation that all too many managers find themselves in. And while there isn’t a cure-all to this hiring dilemma, there are steps you can take to improve the quality and quantity of applicants. How? Well you’ll have to download How to Hire Caregivers to find out. But in the meantime, here’s a few suggestions:

  • Write a strong job description 
  • Effectively advertise your open position 
  • Ask good interview questions 
  • Conduct reference checks and skills tests

Wondering what all that entails? Find out in the guide! Happy hiring.

 

About the Author

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Adam completed his undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

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