At myCNAjobs we work with thousands of companies in the space to overcome the challenges of Caregiver recruitment. This gives our staff a unique vantage point to the industry. With this front row seat we’re able to see what’s going on across the country in home care recruitment. We can see who’s winning, who’s not - and most importantly - why?
We sat down with Ryan Hodgen, Training and Onboarding Manager here at myCNAjobs to answer some common questions about recruiting Caregivers and CNAs.Check out his response in the quick video below. Today’s question is:
“What can I do during the interview to make more Caregiver hires?”
"Well the interview process is your time to shine. It’s your time to roll out the red carpet for those Caregivers that have expressed an interest in your brand and agency. And it doesn’t have to be these really elaborate displays, you know. Consider for example that only 37% of Caregivers tell us that they were offered a glass of water when they come in to interview. So, just a simple humanizing gesture like that can make someone feel comfortable in your office, and to get them ready for a conversation with you. You know likewise, when Caregivers have the opportunity to meet other folks in your office, and especially when they have the opportunity to meet other Caregivers, you’re increasing the likelihood that they’re going to take an opportunity with your office. 87% of Caregivers tell us that if they had the chance to meet a Caregiver on an office’s bench, that they’d be more likely to accept a job with that office. So again, it’s all about making your Caregivers feel comfortable, making them feel welcomed, and ultimately helping yourself. Helping yourself increase the chances of them taking a job with you in a market where they have a lot of opportunities on hand."
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