For executive-level positions, working with an external retained search firm can prove invaluable in attracting top candidates who fit the culture and deliver results.

Partnering with an executive search firm to recruit healthcare leaders may at first glance seem fiscally irresponsible with healthcare’s challenges and current economic constraints. With shifting care priorities, uncertain reimbursement, and severe financial challenges, healthcare professionals must justify the return on investment for all expenditures. On the other hand, the decisions that are made to fill leadership positions will shape the competitive position and financial future of the organization. While the full picture of how the healthcare field will evolve remains ambiguous, it is clear that organizations must strategically adapt to fast-paced change despite diminished financial resources. Choosing the most efficient and effective approach to recruiting talented executives and critical service line leaders, is one of the most critical contributions of the human resource team.