Recruiting a physiatrist requires the attention of the hiring entity. Here are some tips:
Make the candidate feel like they are the only one – Most candidates are considering a number of opportunities. Beyond the concrete facts of the opportunity, the professionalism and warmth the candidate feels from the hiring entity will help steer the candidate to your opportunity. A basket of items specific to your area waiting in the hotel room for the doctor is a great idea.
Keep in touch with the candidate – The recruitment process often spans several months. It is critical that you stay in contact with the doctor at least once a week during this time. I will help in this process.
Be prepared – Just as you expect the doctor interviewing to be prepared, you should be prepared also. Have all the facts and figures of the opportunity at hand. Try to be as informed as possible about your competition. I can help with this aspect. Have a sample contract ready to give the candidate you choose. Review the terms with the doctor and ask the doctor if he/she will accept it on these terms. If not, identify the doctor’s concerns and needs.