Kristin Stevens Offers Her Advice on Technical Hiring in a Rural Setting

In light of modern technological advancements, the healthcare industry is experiencing a tremendous overhaul. Healthcare companies are tapping into the potential of data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver customised, technology-powered medical care. This ranges from mobile medical equipment to virtual consultations, all tailored to the needs of the individual.

As Lead Technical Recruiter at Works, I possess in-depth knowledge of the factors that contribute to successful technical recruitment. Relocating remote employees is a challenging task, and this will be the focus of my upcoming fireside chat with the Head of Integrated Campaigns at HIMSS 2022. My top three recommendations for expanding teams in this new remote landscape centre around rapid scaling and empowerment of women.

While money isn’t everything, it certainly holds significance

In today’s fiercely competitive global job market, numbers alone won’t suffice. My experience in IT talent acquisition has taught me that the most accomplished IT professionals are in search of jobs where they can make a meaningful impact. Although financial incentives may have sufficed in the past to attract top-notch candidates, it’s now imperative to take into account all aspects of the job offer, starting with the position itself, to remain competitive. Crafting a comprehensive job description that identifies the team’s necessities is crucial in identifying the right candidate, particularly in the healthcare sector.

Here at Works, we understand that to draw top talent, it takes more than just offering an engaging job opportunity. To guarantee the happiness and productivity of our remote workers, we cultivate a work culture that supports and rewards their accomplishments. Our team celebrates each other’s successes, hosts annual Christmas parties, hands out Works awards, and actively promotes involvement in remote team meetings, all aimed at fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.

Businesses operating within the healthcare sector should expect to encounter regulatory and compliance obstacles

Our whitepaper, “How engineering teams are conquering digital challenges in healthcare,” unveiled that 73% of provider executives consider automation crucial in simplifying doctors’ workloads. To be successful while safeguarding data security, technical solutions must conform to pertinent regulations. As a result, it’s critical to be cognizant of regulatory requirements before beginning your hunt for the perfect candidates.

Through our partnerships, Works has achieved a 70% faster time-to-hire than the market norm. This is largely attributed to our practice of exclusively recruiting IT personnel who have undergone a meticulous screening procedure to guarantee compliance with the privacy regulations commonly seen in businesses that handle confidential information.

Establish authentic mentoring and leadership opportunities for women in the workplace

As a remote team leader, equipping all team members with the necessary resources for success is crucial. Remote work affords an array of benefits, especially for women, as it provides greater access to female leadership than one might find in a conventional working setting. Fostering a culture of independence and camaraderie is key. While remote work may introduce certain difficulties for women, it’s also a chance to encourage and empower them, ensuring that their voices are not just heard but also given due consideration.

Deloitte projects that the percentage of women in the worldwide tech workforce will reach 33% by 2023, a 2% rise from the present situation. To enable gifted women to achieve their full potential in the industry, it’s vital to cultivate a climate that is supportive and uplifting, allowing them to flourish.

The ‘grooming gap’ (disparities in how men and women are anticipated to present themselves in public) and the responsibility of caring for children and elderly relatives are two examples of how remote work can pose a challenge for women in the workplace, and hence must be taken into account by managers. Kristin Luck, CEO of ESOMAR, was recently featured in a blog post that emphasized how women perform 75% of the world’s unpaid care labour.

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