Time-to-Fill for Hospitals & Providers
Even the best hospitals with the best recruiters encounter time-to-fill challenges. The average time-to-fill for a bedside RN, for example, is 54 days. Top performing healthcare recruitment teams shave that down to 34 days, while others take upwards of 91 — or eventually give up — letting overtime and staffing agencies be the norm.
Your time-to-fill challenge is not just about hiring, but also about hiring to keep. Failing to take a strategic approach to talent management overall, including a key focus on retention during the selection and hiring process, puts you in a vicious cycle: long-open reqs overburdening employees leads to more turnover, quality shortcuts when filling the role, then more turnover, and so on.
Chances are, your time-to-fill problem is characterized by these underlying conditions:
- A lack of recruitment data and skillsets
- Organizational challenges, process, and workflow issues
- The absence of key technology to support modern recruiting methods
Your Time-to-Fill Treatment Plan
The remedy for your time-to-fill challenge relies on one or more of these key focus areas.