Why You Should Partner With a Behavioral Health Recruiter

You’ve needed to fill at least one open position on your team for a while now, but the process is slowly dragging along. Managing a hiring process in addition to your regular job duties isn’t easy — especially because you’ve never received any formal training on the matter.

Working with a behavioral health recruiter is the answer to this problem because they’ll handle this hugely important task for you. Find out what you have to gain by partnering with a hiring expert to find the very best person for your team.

Increase Your Bottom Line

Being short-staffed is problematic for many reasons, including the missed opportunities that come with not having enough employees on board. Without all hands on deck, you’re unable to operate at full capacity. This means certain tasks will slip through the cracks and you might have to turn business opportunities — i.e., new patients away.

Increased overtime can also seriously increase your payroll expenses. If any of your employees are non-exempt, you’re required to pay them overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a pay week.

Save Time

Steering a hiring process is a full-time job in itself — but you already have one. Consequently, it can take several times longer than necessary to fill an open position, because you’re trying to do too much.

When you partner with a behavioral health recruiter, this is a non-issue, because they hire for a living. Since this is their full-time job, they can dedicate all their time to finding the right fit for your team.

Provide Better Patient Support

Try as you might, you can’t give patients the support they need when you’re understaffed. Without a full team, you might not be able to see patients as quickly as usual or have the right talent available to meet their needs. If they can’t get the help they need at your practice, patients will be forced to head elsewhere.

Give Candidates a Trial Run

Until you’ve worked with them, it’s hard to know if a person is truly the right fit for your team. Partnering with a recruiter gives you the option to select candidates on a temporary or temp-to-hire basis, so you can take your time making this huge hiring decision.

Non-traditional hiring terms are also a great way to test out newly added positions. Enjoy a trial run to see if the job adds value to your team, before making a long-term commitment.

Eliminate Hiring Mistakes

As noted above, when it comes to hiring employees, you don’t have any formal training. You go to the experts when you have a leaky pipe or need a surgical procedure, so hiring shouldn’t be any different.

Adding a new person to your team is a very big deal. Getting it wrong can change the dynamic of your team for the worse, ultimately causing you to lose both employees and patients. When you look at it that way, teaming up with a hiring professional is the only thing that makes sense.

Finding the right fit for your behavioral health team takes time you don’t have, so leave it to the experts. 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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