Modern Healthcare: Help wanted in hiring RNs: Hospitals outsource recruitment of permanent nurses with hard-to-find skills

Jill Schwieters, President of Cielo Healthcare, was quoted in a piece written by Adam Rubenfire for Modern Healthcare. The article, “Help wanted in hiring RNs: Hospitals outsource recruitment of permanent nurses with hard-to-find skills,” covers Cielo’s role in creating an online job fair to help Princeton HealthCare System attract registered nurses, and explains how healthcare providers are turning to RPOs to gain an edge in hiring nurses for permanent positions.

Excerpts from the Article:

“When Princeton HealthCare System was having trouble finding qualified registered nurses for its behavioral health and home healthcare operations, staffing firm Cielo devised an online recruitment fair. The virtual event attracted many candidates from across the country, and the Plainsboro, N.J.-based one-hospital system was able to fill the positions with strong hires.”

“To gain an edge in hiring, some health systems now use recruitment process outsourcing firms, or RPOs, such as Cielo, rather than their own human resources departments. RPOs generally are contracted to handle the full range of hiring duties for non-executive positions, including initial outreach, interviewing, reference checks, and new employee orientation.”

“Hospital HR executives say they don't have the time or resources to build and maintain relationships with nursing candidates across the country and around the world, and that RPOs are able to spend more time and deploy more sophisticated technology on recruiting than they could.”

The goal for RPOs is that when a client organization lists positions it needs filled, the firm already has lined up candidates who are qualified and available. ‘When you work with us, we're really educating a talent community of nurses about our clients so that they get to know us, like us, and then (come to us when) they are ready to decide to move,’ said Jill Schwieters, president of Cielo's healthcare business.

For more insights on how Cielo and other RPOs are bringing a competitive edge to healthcare organizations looking for the best talent, read the full article, “Help wanted in hiring RNs: Hospitals outsource recruitment of permanent nurses with hard-to-find skills” on the Modern Healthcare website.