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[Physician Recruitment Guide] From Physician Recruitment to Retention

Jackson Physician Search
June 26, 2024

Chronic staffing shortages, increasing demand for care, and persistent burnout have become the norm in healthcare — these are circumstances that are unlikely to change any time soon. What is changing, however, is how physicians view opportunities and what they want from their careers.

While compensation is still king, physicians today are looking for something more. From more access to mentoring and growth opportunities to better work-life balance and a voice within their organizations, today’s early and mid-career physicians are looking for cues that they can climb a career ladder that is characterized by not just compensation, but also communication, participation, and growth.

This six-part guide is authored by regional vice presidents of recruiting for Jackson Physician Search. They are on the front lines connecting physicians, physician executives, and advanced practice providers with the organizations that need them most. Here, you will find insights and emerging best practices that can elevate a job posting, inform a negotiation, and lay a foundation for not just recruiting, but retaining the right physicians for your organization.

A Roadmap for Building a Physician Workforce That Will Stay the Course

Inside this guide, you will find:

  • Recruiting Digital Natives: Why Today’s Physicians Respond to a Job Posting
  • Navigating the Physician Interview Landscape: Unique Perspectives Early-Career Physicians Bring
  • Bring Your Best Offer: How to Negotiate with Today’s Physicians
  • Level-Up Your Physician Onboarding as a Path to Retention
  • Physician Retention: What Makes Physicians Stay
  • Growing Physician Executives: How to Develop a New Generation of Strong Leaders

Download the Guide for Insight Into the Latest Physician Recruitment and Retention Trends and Best Practices.

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Physician Recruiting for the Future of Healthcare

A new generation of physicians brings a fresh perspective to the industry’s ongoing challenges and offers hope for a future with fewer healthcare disparities, better patient outcomes, and more affordable, accessible care. How will they successfully affect positive change? That remains to be seen, but one thing is certain — these early and mid-career physicians have different wants, needs, and motivations than their predecessors. Compensation still matters, of course, but they also expect flexibility, autonomy, and transparency.

Through the course of more than 10,000 physician placements and countless conversations with physicians, the Jackson Physician Search team has witnessed this shift firsthand and is actively helping healthcare organizations adapt their recruitment strategies to better meet the needs of these young physicians. From what makes a job initially attractive to what motivates them to stay long-term, the organizations that understand these nuances will be best positioned to recruit and retain them.

For more information about how your healthcare organization can use the results of this survey to improve your physician recruitment and retention strategy, contact Jackson Physician Search today. Our team comprises healthcare industry professionals who have spent decades recruiting physicians, physician executives, and advanced practice providers for healthcare organizations nationwide.

About Jackson Physician Search

Jackson Physician Search is an established industry leader in physician recruitment and pioneered the recruitment methodologies standard in the industry today. The firm specializes in the permanent recruitment of physicians, physician executives and advanced practice providers for hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and medical groups across the United States. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., the company is recognized for its track record of results built on client trust and transparency of processes and fees. Jackson Physician Search is part of the Jackson Healthcare® family of companies.

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