As agencies continue to find new ways to recruit Caregivers and CNAs, local community ties are becoming more and more utilized. Going to local schools, church groups, or community events are becoming favorite ways to expand Caregiver recruitment efforts. While having a presence in these areas is a great way to expand your market like we discussed in “Caregiver Recruitment - Could Your Market be Bigger Than You Think?,” holding interviews on the spot can improve your results.
At myCNAjobs one of the ways we help agencies recruit CNAs and Caregivers is by holding career fairs. Agencies who hold interviews during the hiring event - not just collect resumes - are the ones who end up with the most hires. Like we touched on in our article “Home Care Recruitment Processing Times: Why Caregivers Aren’t Making it to Cases,” getting a Caregiver to work quickly plays a huge role on how many hires your agency is able to make. And since getting quality Caregivers in the door is the hardest part of hiring CNAs for most agencies, why wait to hold the interview if you’re already face to face?
This strategy applies any time you’re able to connect with a Caregiver in person. Perhaps you have a Caregiver stop in the office to drop off an application because they heard from a friend your agency is hiring Caregivers. If at all possible, try and offer that candidate an interview to make their trip more worthwhile! This allows you to begin the hiring process sooner and makes the Caregiver feel special. If you don’t offer on the spot interviews at your Caregiver and CNA recruitment events today, it’s worth starting!
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