Is it Possible to Work Effectively with an External Recruiter?

External recruiters are not usually the favorite group of people within a human resources office. They’re somewhat disliked. But more often than not, they’re viewed as just a necessary evil — like paying one’s taxes or calling the plumber when your DIY expertise isn’t enough. However, is this true? Are [...]

Is it Possible to Work Effectively with an External Recruiter?2020-01-18T00:40:52+00:00

The Perils of Contingency-Based Searches Given to Multiple Recruiters

Although many of my third-party recruiters might not like making this information public, please allow me to take you behind the veiled curtain and share with you what goes on once you assign your job opening to multiple search firms on a contingency basis. Disclaimer: This is not a blog [...]

The Perils of Contingency-Based Searches Given to Multiple Recruiters2019-12-11T19:41:25+00:00

Should You Hire an Experienced NNP or a Talented Rookie?

- The Pros and Cons - It’s always a difficult question when you are faced with multiple candidates for the same position. It may seem like a no-brainer to hire the experienced candidate, but there is a lot to say for rookies as well. Everyone has to be a rookie [...]

Should You Hire an Experienced NNP or a Talented Rookie?2019-11-13T19:55:50+00:00

How to Retain Your Top NNP Talent

As a healthcare professional, you know that qualified neonatal nurses are in short supply. If you recruit NNPs, you may also know that the demand for these exceptional practitioners is predicted to grow by 33% over the next few years. Finding and hiring qualified NNPs is a daunting task. Once you [...]

How to Retain Your Top NNP Talent2019-09-11T20:12:28+00:00

Why Are You Struggling to Fill So Many Open Job Requisitions?

Finding a job these days is almost like fishing. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a job or looking to hire someone for a job. It is a difficult position. As a staffing member of Human Resources (HR), it can feel almost like an endless chore to finally [...]

Why Are You Struggling to Fill So Many Open Job Requisitions?2019-08-11T18:01:41+00:00

Is it Time to Let Go? How to Terminate a NICU Employee

Letting go of a team member is one of the toughest aspects of management. Not all NNPs are cut out for the job...or they’re simply not a fit for your unit. It could be for any number of reasons: Poor clinical performance, inappropriate bedside manner, lack of accountability, negative interaction [...]

Is it Time to Let Go? How to Terminate a NICU Employee2019-07-10T00:15:10+00:00

6 Ways Hiring a Locum Tenens NNP Can Help Your Facility

Although many hospitals have long since discovered the benefits of locum tenens and are taking advantage of them, far too many aren’t fully educated about their options in hiring for these positions. If your NNP team is stressed and overworked, or you’re paying too much in overtime and still falling [...]

6 Ways Hiring a Locum Tenens NNP Can Help Your Facility2019-06-12T16:52:39+00:00

Managing Your Best Assets: Leadership Best Practices for Nurse Managers

You’ve often heard it said, “Your employees are your best asset." But at the end of the day, what does that really mean? Frontline management and neonatologists know that NNPs are the heartbeat of their NICU. They bring a unique set of skills and experience to your unit that even [...]

Managing Your Best Assets: Leadership Best Practices for Nurse Managers2019-05-14T17:15:47+00:00

7 Simple Steps to Hiring the “Right” Candidate

Have you ever hired a job applicant who everyone loved during the interview process, had high hopes for… only to have them be a flop once hired, or at best be a marginal performer? If this has ever happened to you, don’t be concerned. It happens more than we like [...]

7 Simple Steps to Hiring the “Right” Candidate2019-04-14T15:54:07+00:00

How to Support Your Staff During Times of Change — It’s More Than Just Free Donuts

  Change ought to be a four-letter word with symbo!s and ast*risks next to it because it conjures up worries and fears faster than a quiet evening on a full moon. Supporting your staff through these times require a delicate balance of determination and love. Kindness and strength. Fortitude and [...]

How to Support Your Staff During Times of Change — It’s More Than Just Free Donuts2019-03-19T20:54:34+00:00