In light of the current COVID pandemic and the uncertainty and unpredictability of daily life as a result, we felt it important to address some of the possible outcomes as it relates to successful candidate recruitment. Unlike other industries, the health care industry cannot “work from home” and while telemedicine offers a solution for some providers, it doesn’t help all. Furthermore, unlike other types of recruitment, physician recruitment has traditionally required face to face meetings before an offer can be made.
Unfortunately, our current state of affairs isn’t conducive to site visits so if you are concerned about meeting candidates or prospective employers, we wanted to propose some alternatives to in-person site visits. This will allow for the hiring process to continue, without the risk of compromising individual health and can potentially assist in slowing down the spread of the virus and protect all involved.