‘Plead With HR For Fast IT Hiring.’ Ouch.

Think tight government regulations or disgruntled docs are standing in the way of meeting your health IT goals? Nope, it could be Steve over in human resources.

Few would argue that your most valuable resources are the human kind. That fact–combined with a worsening healthcare IT talent shortage (especially those with some knowledge of clinical medicine)–means you’ll be spending more time with human resources than ever before. You’ll be huddling with “Steve” in HR to discuss or negotiate raises or paid time off for your staff, filling existing positions, and creating and hiring new ones. Your relationship with Steve is going to be very important.

In my experience, Steve can be a hindrance, rather than a help, in these processes.

First off, Steve has a “hurry up and wait” method to her madness. For an existing position that needs to be filled, you’ll be instructed to either send over the job description or review the one she’s got on file. Because you need the position filled yesterday, this you’ll diligently do. Unfortunately, Steve’s proactive nature abruptly changes once the ball has been knocked back into her court. Silence falls over the land…Read More  by Anthony Guerra.

Posted on July 26, 2011, in Staffing & Talent Acquisition and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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