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Journal of ASPR - Fall 2013
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Five questions to consider when selecting a recruitment firm

By Neal Fenster, President/CEO, Enterprise Medical Services, (800) 467-3737

Neal FensterChoosing the right recruitment firm can be daunting. Asking the right questions can make all the difference when finding a recruitment firm that fits your needs and recruiting style.

When selecting a recruitment firm, there are five questions to consider. The first is "How do you source candidates?” This includes advertising the job, utilizing outlets for reaching perspective candidates, and reaching both active and passive candidates. The second question is "What is your candidate screening process?” Vital information includes: speaking with the candidate, personal and professional questions asked, and the type of information presented when submitting a candidate’s CV. The third question to consider is "What is your experience as a physician recruiter?” How familiar are they with the healthcare recruiting industry and what references and successes can they bring to the table? Similarly, it is important to think about their knowledge base of the specialty in need. This includes asking if their recruiters are specialty-specific or if they recruit for all medical specialties. Specialty-specific recruiters have the benefit of learning the ins and outs of one or two specific specialties and the variations that apply to those specialties in different geographical locations. Lastly, the fifth question is "Are you familiar with our community?” Have they placed physicians in your geography before and do they understand how physicians practice in the community?

Remember, choosing the right recruitment solution and recruiting firm can reduce or eliminate the possibility of costly mistakes!

Since 1990, Enterprise Medical Services, a leading physician, executive, and advanced practice provider recruiting and consulting firm, has been connecting the most progressive hospitals, clinics, and medical groups with the most qualified career-minded candidates. Visit to learn how we can assist you with your search needs.

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Journal of ASPR - Fall 2013

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