How Talent Acquisition Technology Is Changing Healthcare Recruiting

Posted by Tim Teague on 6/5/19 10:52 AM

Topics: Health Care Staffing

Sometimes trends aren’t noticeable in real time. Only in hindsight do we see change was taking place. In terms of medical staff recruitment and hiring, it seems history may prove 2019 to be a pivotal year.

Healthcare industry experts have predicted the rise of technological recruiting tools for many years. Now, despite initial resistance, those prophecies are coming to fruition. The primary motivation is “speed to hire,” given severe nurse and worker shortages.

The following are innovative talent acquisition tools already in use by savvy medical companies.

Video Conferencing

Web-based video communication may not seem profound, given the technology has been around for many years. However, its effective use for healthcare recruitment and hiring is a newer concept. Many companies and hiring managers are traditional and still rely on face-to-face interviews.

There are several advantages to wide-scale use of video conferencing for nurse hiring. One is the aforementioned, speed to hire. Quite simply, the tool may secure a great resource before that person is hired by a competing company. Another benefit is that the technology allows for recruitment across vast distances. A great nurse who lives 1000 miles away is still a great candidate if she’s willing to move for the right job offer.

A.I. Candidate Matching

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past few years. The nature of the technology is that it improves exponentially over time, as more data is accumulated and trends are identified. A.I. now serves to quickly identify and match strong nurse and healthcare candidates with appropriate opportunities.

While final candidate selection is still the realm of human managers, A.I. is proven reliable for initial screening of experience, education and basic qualifications. All businesses benefit from specialization and economies of scale. A.I. helps companies achieve this goal relative to recruitment.

Applicant Tracking Systems & Integration

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are nothing new. But, they are becoming far more useful with enhanced integration into other technology solutions. Stand-alone ATS platforms had utility, but newer versions that help to centralize various recruitment and hiring tasks have supercharged efficiency.

Two of the most important ATS integrations relate to employee background checks and credential management. An ATS solution that streamlines these two necessary but time-consuming functions provides a major recruitment advantage.


Healthcare and nurse recruitment science continues to evolve. However, it’s now very clear technology will continue to play a bigger role in talent acquisition strategy. Tools such as video conferencing, A.I. and advanced ATS solutions help provide forward-thinking companies with that extra edge.

If you’re a healthcare company looking to maximize your nurse recruiting and hiring efforts, be sure to consider top-rated medical software!

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