Caring for the elderly is a noble profession of some of the most talented and amazing workers in the health care industry. But where do those wonderful people come from? Health care recruiters are an often overlooked group that does so much to help elderly persons find the help they need by recruiting great health care workers. By finding eligible candidates, vetting them and then convincing them to either change fields to elderly care or even to healthcare in general, recruiters are a necessity in the industry and they have one of the more challenging but rewarding jobs in it.
With the downturn economy, it has become more and more important to find a job with a steady income and while many industries have shrunk in size, healthcare has actually grown. Adding jobs during the recession, recruiters had to pick up the pace, finding people of all walks of life who fit the needs of the healthcare industry. Indeed, recruiters have an interesting position in this economy, being the bearer of good news for those who are eligible to work in healthcare and are also staring at weak or non-existent job opportunities. This provides its own challenges as now there are many candidates for the field and recruiters must sift through them, finding the best of the best. Then they must help them along to get to the areas that need the help the most. Days are filled with interesting and challenging situations, speaking to people all over the country and discussing how best to make their career goals a reality while also filling the positions needed in areas that need it most.
In 1991, in recognition for how important this field was, Congress declared the first Tuesday in June to be National Health Care Recruiter Recognition Day. This was done to highlight and recognize the large role recruiters play in the overall healthcare industry. Without recruiters, many healthcare organizations would not be adequately staffed and would fail to function. This June, make it a point to acknowledge the contributions of the health care workers in your life by thanking the recruiters who put them there. It is likely that in the course of providing home care for your aging loved one that you have encountered many health care workers. This year’s National Health Care Recruiter Recognition Day is your opportunity to give back to the people who work so hard to make sure everyone in the community has access to the best care givers and medical professionals possible. Check with your local health care agencies to find events going on in your area.
If you or an aging loved one needs senior care services in the Branford CT area, remember there is “No Place Like Home-Care”. Call us at 203-483-7764 for more information.