6 Benefits of Using a Recruiter to Fill Behavioral Health Vacancies

Historically, you’ve always handled hiring in-house. When you need to add a new member to your team, you manage the hiring process yourself. However, you’ve started to realize this might not be the best approach. Whether your workload is too high or your retention rates are too low — or both — you’re thinking about partnering with a behavioral health recruiter for the first time.

At PsychPros, we firmly believe better outcomes begin with better people. Therefore, we make it our mission to connect our clients with candidates who can elevate the behavioral healthcare organizations they’re placed in. 

Here’s a look at six advantages you’ll gain by teaming up with a behavioral health recruiter. 

Connect With Top Talent  

Your healthcare organization is a great place to work, so when you post an open position, you’re likely inundated with resumes. It can be hard to review a large volume of resumes properly, but when you work with a recruiter, this is a non-issue. 

Your behavioral health recruiter will prescreen candidates to determine their fit. This includes verifying their education, experience, and credentials, along with their motivation, preferred work schedule, and desired compensation. If the candidate seems like a match, they move forward to the interview phase. 

Conduct Effective Interviews 

It’s hard to successfully interview candidates when you haven’t been trained to do so. Recruiters are interview experts, and when you team up with them, they handle the process for you. They’ll ask behavioral interview questions that focus on the candidate’s work history, so they can predict their fit for your company.

Find the Best Fit for Your Team 

More than just a skills match, the right candidate also needs a personality that perfectly meshes with your company culture. Your recruiter will ask behavioral interview questions that allow them to learn more about the candidate’s personality. They’ll also carefully assess nonverbal clues that help them decide whether or not the person is a fit for your team. 

Enjoy Flexible Hiring Options 

Traditionally, when you hire a new employee, they’re categorized as either a permanent part-time or full-time worker. However, this isn’t always the best option. Working with a recruiter gives you the option to hire on a temporary or temp-to-hire basis, so you’re able to have increased flexibility.  

This allows you the opportunity to give candidates a trial run before hiring or bring extra staff on during busy periods, with no obligation to continue their employment when things slow down. 

Save Time 

Hiring is a full-time job in itself, but you already have one of those. When you work with a recruiter, they take the hiring process off your hands, so you can focus on your actual job. For example, PsychPros coordinates all appointments for first and second interviews, negotiates salaries with candidates, and makes all arrangements for travel and relocation. 

Cut Costs 

Time is money, and hiring with a recruiter can save you a great deal of both. Recruiters streamline your hiring process, so you’re able to fill open positions faster. They also handle many back-office functions for temporary and temp-to-hire workers. For example, PsychPros serves as the employer of record for temporary and temp-to-hire workers, so we handle all payroll functions, as well as liability for unemployment and workers compensation insurance. 

If you’re ready to make your hiring process more efficient, consider teaming up with a recruiter. To learn more about how we can help you find top behavioral health talent, contact us today at (513) 651-9500 or by email at info@psychpros.com. 

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