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What Does It Take to Hire "Qualified" Caregivers?

Posted by Erin Borgerson on January 8, 2014

Your customers expect that when they come to your company looking for caregiver assistance, you will provide the most knowledgable and compassionate caregivers possible. As a healthcare industry professional, you wouldn't think to provide anything less. But as a hiring caregivershiring manager, chances are that you're overly familiar with the challenges of hiring caregivers who meet all of your expectations. So what are you supposed to do? Deal with an understaffed company until you find a candidate who exceeds your expectations or just settle for a mediocre candidate in hopes they will improve?

Unfortunately this is a sticky situation that all too many managers find themselves in. And while there isn't a cure-all to this hiring dilemma, there are steps you can take to improve the quality and quantity of applicants. How? Well you'll have to download How to Hire Caregivers to find out. But in the meantime, here's a few suggestions:

  • Write a strong job description 
  • Effectively advertise your open position 
  • Ask good interview questions 
  • Conduct reference checks and skills tests

Wondering what all that entails? Find out in the guide! Happy hiring.

 

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Erin Borgerson

About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.