A prominent northeast hospital cardiology group with a long-standing reputation in the community sought to hire a physician. At the beginning stages of the search, the hiring team of this single-specialty group, located in a rural area, felt that their ideal candidate would be a younger physician familiar with the region with three years of experience.
The hiring committee needed a partner to work with their schedule and help facilitate the search. Cejka Search joined their team to promote this competitive job opportunity and implement a successful hiring process.
Developing a partnership with the hiring team is essential to creating a cohesive recruitment process. Joining the team, embracing the organization’s goals and desired outcomes, Cejka Search earned the leverage to offer advice to other team members.
Cejka Search used that leverage, encouraging the hiring team to open up the selection parameters by (1) seeking candidates beyond the regional parameters of the northeast area; and (2) increasing the number of years of experience required. This created a greater pool of candidates, as well as a sense of urgency to the search.
Cejka also recommended revising the compensation package. Other organizations seeking candidates for similar positions offered higher compensation packages, along with a signing bonus. Since the hiring process is primarily candidate-driven, the position’s benefits needed to keep the potential physician’s expectations in mind. Presenting a more competitive offer attracted more applicants.
By reevaluating the criteria for the position, the recruitment team succeeded in hiring a doctor from the West Coast with more than 15 years of experience who received a higher compensation package. Within a year’s time, two more cardiologists were also successfully recruited. Because this partnership yielded fine results, Cejka Search is now collaborating with the group to create a similar hiring process for a vascular surgery position.
The partnership between the two organizations of the hospital and Cejka Search resulted in a unified recruitment process, a better understanding of what candidates want, and a successful placement for the job position.