Tight Labor Market Changes Health System Hiring Practices

Oct 10, 2016 4:30 PM ET

Tight Labor Market Changes Health System Hiring Practices

A tightening labor market and the rising demand for services is changing the way that health systems and hospitals hire employees. Organizations are marketing their mission and culture as well offering competitive wages, reports Modern Healthcare. Company websites now include sections to show what it is like to work there. Some healthcare systems are conducting individual and team interviews in the hiring process. Others are including behavioral questions based on personality in their initial screening.

Millennials are especially focused on the work environment, says Chris Karam, CEO of Christus St. Michael Health System, speaking at the eighth annual Modern Healthcare Workplace of the Future Conference, held recently in New Orleans. Flexible work hours are high on the Millennial wish list when they are evaluating potential employers. Watch for new business models for healthcare companies as ongoing innovation in the health sector continues to drive major changes in business as usual.

I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

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