Skip to main content

What is talent management and why is it important in healthcare? Here’s what to know.

Table of Contents

  1. What is Talent Management, Anyway?
  2. Why is Talent Management Important in Healthcare?
  3. Challenges of Talent Management in Healthcare
    1. Healthcare Needs Better Talent Acquisition
    2. Handling Employee Turnover
    3. Warming Up to New Technologies
  4. Benefits of an Integrated Talent Management System in Healthcare
    1. Better Recruitment
    2. Easier Hiring
    3. Keeping Staff Work-Ready
  5. How Can Apploi Help?
    1. Candidate Sourcing
    2. Screening and Selection
    3. Seamless Hiring
    4. Credential Management
    5. Candidate Re-engagement

What is Talent Management, Anyway? 

Talent management is exactly what it sounds like. It’s the whole collection of HR activities that involve managing candidates and employees. This includes managing your relationships with candidates, developing talent internally, retaining workers, and planning for job growth.

Why is Talent Management Important in Healthcare?

Any business that relies on teams can benefit from talent management. But in healthcare, the stakes are especially high. Healthcare recruiters are fighting an uphill battle trying to retain workers and hire new recruits in the middle of a talent shortage. Having the wrong staff, or having staff who aren’t well-prepared, can be almost as damaging as not having enough employees to operate at full capacity. 

Challenges of Talent Management in Healthcare 

Talent management is important in healthcare, but that doesn’t mean it’s always smooth sailing. Watch out for these challenges as you manage your candidates and employees.

Healthcare Needs Better Talent Acquisition

So, healthcare is struggling. There aren’t enough qualified candidates looking for work to fill the overwhelming number of vacancies, and many businesses suffer from extremely slow hiring processes. The talent shortage is a definite obstacle. But what do you do when an obstacle falls in your path? You find the best way you can to get around it. By improving talent management in healthcare businesses, leaders will be better able to hire quickly and access the candidates who are out there. 

Handling Employee Turnover

Got a problem holding onto your best workers? While healthcare’s turnover rate can be overblown (industries like hospitality and foodservice have turnover rates that are just as high), it is a real issue for plenty of employers. Employees will look for other opportunities if they feel they lack oversight, aren’t supported, or can’t flex their skills.

Warming Up to New Technologies

When it comes to updating talent management in healthcare, employers might feel like old dogs learning new tricks. And not just old dogs—cautious dogs, who know that new tricks can risk the health and safety of the people in their care. Getting comfortable with a new talent management system can be a challenge in and of itself.

Benefits of an Integrated Talent Management System in Healthcare

If you recruit new hires, train your staff, and fight for retention, then congratulations, you already have a talent management process. But it’s possible to do talent management without thinking it through. Why bother strategizing if you’re already managing your talent? Glad you asked.

Better Recruitment

A successful talent management process should be fully integrated. In other words, the way you manage candidates should be informed by insights about your current workforce. The simplest way to accomplish this is by using a staffing platform like Apploi that lets you see recruiting performance and workforce readiness from one place. With this level of organization and insight, you can plan your recruiting efforts and reconnect with past candidates at any time. 

Easier Hiring

Another major benefit of handling talent management from one place is faster and easier hiring. With one integrated system, you can send offer letters, get a yes, and onboard on the same platform. That makes it easier to transition applicants to employees, with fewer data points to manually re-enter. 

Keeping Staff Work-Ready 

As a healthcare employer, your employee management doesn’t end with developing staff and helping them step into new roles. You also have to monitor credentials on an ongoing basis—something that’s much easier to accomplish with a single talent management system. You can track credentials manually, or you can use a platform like Apploi to automatically check credentials initially and daily.
New call-to-action

How Can Apploi Help?

Apploi is on a mission to help healthcare recruit, hire, and manage talent more successfully. Our platform makes talent management in healthcare painless for candidates and managers alike. 

Here’s a little more about how Apploi brings together the elements of a successful talent management strategy.

Candidate Sourcing

When you upload a job post to Apploi, we automatically distribute it to all the leading job boards and sites. Our job posts are mobile-first, with easy apply options so candidates can send in their materials from their smartphones. You can see and manage all job posts and applications from the Apploi platform.

Screening and Selection

As an Apploi user, you can add your other team members to the platform and collaborate while screening candidates. Users can create interview guides and automated screening questions to keep the selection process on track. You’re in control of your user permissions—decide who sees your job posts, your application notes, and your connected interview schedule.

Seamless Hiring

Apploi has job offer templates at the ready. Use them, edit them, or upload your own. The important thing is that you’ll be able to send the offer straight from your dashboard, and employees can sign the offer right from their phones. Once your offer is accepted, you can instantly transition the candidate into your workplace. Apploi uses onboarding documents to create a digital employee file.

Credential Management

No need for sorting through Excel sheets. After you verify your new hire’s credentials through Apploi, our platform will keep an eye on the paperwork. When we detect an upcoming expiration date or unfilled documentation, we’ll let you know, so you can nudge your worker to update their licensure. 

Candidate Re-engagement

So, you lost a great candidate. It happens. But no worries. Apploi holds onto your messaging history with past candidates, making it easy to get back in touch the next time you’re recruiting. With our advanced search, you can also find any candidate who came through Apploi in the past by name, location, or job title.

Interested in learning more about how you can recruit, hire, and onboard healthcare staff quickly? Contact us today for a free demo of our end-to-end talent management solution.

Melanie Boroosan

Over her six years in healthcare administration, Melanie has managed human resources, legal, compliance, payroll, and recruitment efforts at a corporate level. This oversight granted her a deep appreciation for the unique needs of healthcare managers, and for the direct ways that business operations affect the wellbeing of each employee. As Apploi’s Director of Healthcare Innovation, Melanie draws from her experience in healthcare HR and ancillary long-term care to pursue a vision of holistic healthcare staffing. Her work is rooted in the knowledge that great care begins with improving quality of life for all healthcare workers.