Why I Care
My first “HR” job, if you will, was as a sourcer for a healthcare-specific executive search firm. This job changed my life. No, seriously. Several things happened.
- I fell in love with recruiting, every part of it — EXCEPT telling someone that they didn’t get the job – that remains, to this day, one of the “work duties” I have disliked most.
- After having spent 20 years in the dental field, I transitioned easily to healthcare, and really grew to the love the business of healthcare.
- I realized that I had a mind for business and I quickly changed my major from Education (I had wanted to teach junior high – I know – I’m nuts!) to Business and adjusted mind-blowingly quickly to a corporate mindset.
- The sales professional in me found a new and exciting home as I learned how to use my WOO to attract talent and educate them about opportunity.
- I couldn’t stop learning, I was obsessed with trying to educate myself so I could be the best recruiter.
- And I had a mind for HR – as a mother of four and chronic service provider, the “gist” of human resources came naturally to me.
Recruiting and Human Resources
Since those early days, I have been unable to extract myself from what I have come to think of as “my calling” – try as I might. Sometimes, a career finds us, not the other way around. My calling has brought opportunity that I value and learn from. And now I find myself preparing for yet another ASHHRA Conference – one of my favorites! – focusing on healthcare human resources. Each year, I try to gather relevant information and content to share to benefit healthcare HR and Recruiting. This year has been no different.
Healthcare in Crisis
“The three most important things that impact Healthcare HR today: we’ve had a stronger/better economy for some time – so more spending, the healthcare clinical workforce is aging, and the population, in general, is aging with more healthcare requirements.” – Dan White
Dan knows what he is talking about. I hope you will have a listen – please find part 1 below, and feel free to share with those you think might have an interest or could benefit from the information / education presented.
Healthcare in Crisis, part 1
You can connect with Dan White LinkedIn here.