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  • 1. Strategic Alliances: The Vital Link Between the National Association for Health Care Recruitment and the Local Chapters of Health Care Recruiters Sharron Hadick, RN, BSN, MPA, CHCR 2007-2009 Western Regional Chair National Association of Health Care Recruitment
  • 2. NAHCR Overview
    • Association established in 1975
    • Purpose was to promote and exchange sound and ethical principles of health care recruitment
    • There are currently over 1100 members and 50 affiliated chapters
  • 3. NAHCR
    • Vision: To be the preeminent organization for Health Care recruitment professionals by providing education, information and resources
    • Mission: To serve as the primary organization providing the tools to promote the expertise and influence of heath care recruiters
    • Values: Advocacy, Credibility, Integrity, Stewardship and Responsiveness
  • 4. NAHCR Membership Benefits
    • Opportunities to network with recruiters from around the country
    • Access to the NAHCR Directions bi-monthly newsletter with current, pertinent information to assist health care recruiters in their work responsibilities
    • IMAGE national conference discount
  • 5. NAHCR Membership Benefits Continued
    • Discount to other IMAGE workshops
    • Who’s who directory access to all active, associate and institutional members of NAHCR
    • Recruiter’s Handbook
    • NAHCR website
    • NAHCR surveys
  • 6. NAHCR Annual IMAGE conference
    • Save the date – July 7-11, 2009 in Seattle Washington
    • Pre-conferences available for novice recruiter as well as advanced recruiters
    • Exhibit Hall with vendors to meet your recruitment needs
    • Social events for networking
    • Deadline for call for proposals for 2009 IMAGE conference is October 24. For more information visit www.nahcr.com
  • 7. Certified Health Care Recruiter Exam (CHCR)
    • Review Course and Exam during IMAGE Conference
    • Exam administered by Cross Country University
    • Board and other tenured NAHCR members are item writers for the exam
    • Exam updated in 2008
  • 8. CHCR Benefits
    • Reviewing for the exam helps you stay abreast of current trends in health care recruitment
    • Signals to your colleagues and leadership that you are an expert in your field and have demonstrated significant professional achievement
    • Way to test your knowledge and measure it against other peers in health care recruitment
    • Can potentially improve your career advancement opportunities
    • Most importantly – recognition for a job well done!!!
  • 9. NAHCR Chapter Affiliation
    • Why become affiliated with the National Organization? Networking with other Chapter Presidents throughout year and at Chapter President’s Council at IMAGE; Eligibility for annual chapter achievement award; Chapter workshops; Information and resources from national headquarters.
  • 10. NAHCR Chapter Affiliation
    • How does a chapter become affiliated with NAHCR?
      • Contact headquarters office for application packet
      • Must have chapter by-laws; mission statement; goals and objectives for chapter
      • After affiliation must submit a report of activities to NAHCR on an annual basis and send representative to IMAGE conference to attend Chapter President’s Council Meeting
  • 11. NAHCR 2008 Strategic Plan
    • Members will look to NAHCR as their primary source of professional knowledge and information
    • NAHCR will become financially secure
    • NAHCR will be recognized as the leading advocate for Health Care recruitment
    • Health Care professionals, other organizations and the public will recognize health care recruiters as valuable resources
  • 12. NAHCR - Going in a Different Direction for the Future
    • NAHCR had been managed by Association Management Specialists since mid 1990’s
    • Decision made by NAHCR board in early 2007 to send RFP out to other management companies
    • IMI Association Executives were retained and took over management of NAHCR effective 2008
  • 13. NAHCR – Going in a Different Direction for the Future
    • Duties of an association management company
      • General administrative services
      • Financial management
      • Board/Committee liaison
      • Membership Services
      • Communications
      • Conference oversight
      • Sponsorship development
  • 14. NAHCR – Going in a Different Direction
    • Duties of the NAHCR Board (President; President-Elect; Vice-President; Treasurer; Secretary and Regional Chairs):
      • Strategic Plan for association
      • Board Meetings/Committee meetings
      • Editorial committee for newsletter
      • Delegates work to association management company
      • Financial oversight
      • Education of members
      • Product development
      • Surveys
      • Scholarships
      • Bylaws
      • Communication to members
  • 15. NAHCR Member Committees
    • Membership Recruitment
    • Membership Retention
    • Membership Communications
    • National IMAGE Conference Planning
    • For more information, contact NAHCR’s Executive Director – Tracy Seabrook at www. nahcr .com
  • 16. Western Region Meeting Minutes at IMAGE National Conference 2008
    • Western Region includes 13 states primarily in the “West”
    • Group brainstorms “hot topics” that impact their region
    • The hot topics that were discussed in 2008 were: Non-monetary recruitment incentives; recruitment and retention success stories; out of the box retention ideas; social networking for recruiters; foreign recruitment, utilization of the company website to highlight key positions and on-boarding and .
  • 17. Non-Monetary Recruitment Incentives
    • Clinical ladder with recognition and bonuses
    • On site BSN completion and MSN programs funded at 100%
    • NCLEX review reimbursement Assistance
  • 18. Non-Monetary Recruitment Incentives
    • Loan forgiveness for a work commitment
    • Relocation paid up front in the employee’s first pay check
    • Employee Referral program
    • Tuition reimbursement for immediate family
  • 19. Retention
    • Revamped Nurse’s Week activities
    • Town hall meetings with executive staff giving organizational updates but also leaving time for Q/A
    • Workgroup focusing on keeping seasoned healthcare workers working at the bedside
    • Off-site unit team building retreats
    • Lift teams
    • Designated Retention Coordinators
  • 20. Social Networking
    • Some organizations utilizing social networking sites for recruitment purposes
    • Traditional advertising will not reach gen y candidates
    • Most popular: linkedin; facebook
    • Banner ads can have a targeted message to reach the particular demographic of the candidate you are trying to reach
    • On some of the sites you can post special events such as open houses and even utilize their e-mails lists for direct mail pieces
  • 21. Using company website to highlight hot jobs
    • Some companies using testimonials from employees on website about what kept them working at the organization
    • Virtual tours of the facility are important
    • Some use pop-ops as a way to capture viewers attention
    • Others have used banner ads on the website landing page
    • Some feature a “job of the week/month” and highlight special features of that particular job
  • 22. Onboarding
    • Most organizations have an increased emphasis on on-boarding new employees since we are loosing up to 60% of our new hires prior to their one year anniversary
    • Some organizations are partnering with applicant tracking companies to help automate some of the onboarding process
    • Others have standard “check-in” times where the recruiters make contact with new hires at set intervals and intervene as necessary
    • New grad support groups and monthly anniversary parties were also mentioned as keys to onboarding
  • 23. Thank you!