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Sharron Nahcr Presentation

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