Top 5 Recruitment Trends for Healthcare Professionals in 2023 

The gig economy is a way of working where people are paid typically on a short-term contract, rather than having a traditional salary. The gig economy has been growing steadily since the early 2000s and it is predicted to grow globally at a 16.18 percent rate. As written in a Forbes article where Garnter is cited, “hiring contingent workers allows HR leaders to access a larger pool of talent without the additional costs of recruiting, benefits, and training. This strategy has made gig workers an appealing alternative to traditional staffing.” (Source) 

In addition to offering facilities and companies alike access to highly skilled professionals who can be hired on an ad hoc basis, it also gives candidates access to flexibility and more choice. The healthcare sector has been one of the first industries where this type of working arrangement has become popular — partly due to its reliance on per diem and travel nurses and other professionals who look to acquire exposure and experience, quickly.  The gig economy is by and large the biggest trend in healthcare and is the backbone to a lot of the other changes. In this article, we explore 5 recruitment trends rapidly growing in the healthcare industry., 

1. The role of artificial intelligence 

Artificial intelligence is set to play an even bigger role in recruitment over the next five years as more organizations invest in it. AI can be used during every stage of the hiring process, from screening candidates and matching them with open positions, to helping recruiters make better decisions about who should be interviewed. 

It will also help with decision-making when it comes to hiring managers: AI provides insight into their own preferences when interviewing candidates so that they can make better choices about who gets called back for second interviews or offered positions at their companies 

2. More emphasis on patient experience and satisfaction 

As healthcare professionals and organizations become more aware of the importance of patient experience, they will put more emphasis on it. This means that the recruitment process will need to change as well. 

Patient satisfaction surveys and ratings can be used by healthcare professionals in many ways: they can be used to find out how patients feel about their care, what they like or dislike about a particular practice or hospital, where improvements could be made, etc. Patients also want to know that they’re being treated as individuals so that staff members are not just repeating generic phrases like “We’ll do our best!” over and over again (which feels very repetitive). 

Patients also want respect from their doctor; this means not talking down at them or treating them like children who don’t understand anything about medicine–and definitely no condescending tones! 

3. EHRs will play a bigger role in hiring decisions 

EHRs (electronic health records) will play a bigger role in hiring decisions. EHRs are a great way to track candidate progress, allowing recruiters to see how candidates perform in real time and giving them the ability to provide feedback immediately. The technology also allows companies that use it for hiring purposes to access information about candidates’ background checks, drug tests and other factors that may be relevant for certain positions or industries. 

4. More Strategic Alliances Between Agencies and Vendor Management Systems (VMS) 

In healthcare, the VMS market is expected to grow by nearly 25 percent over the next five years. As more and more healthcare organizations implement VMS systems to help them manage their recruitment strategies and processes, they’ll need agencies that can work seamlessly with these platforms. 

The use of VMS in healthcare has grown dramatically over the past decade–from only 2 percent of companies using one in 2017 to nearly 20 percent today–and will continue growing at an annual rate of nearly 25 percent through 2023 according to IDC Health Insights’ 2019 Worldwide Vendor Management Systems Market Share Analysis Report. 

5. Emphasis on Candidate Experience Will Become More Important During the Hiring Process 

The importance of a candidate’s experience during the hiring process will become more important. 

As we have seen in our talent marketplace, the candidate experience is tied to the brand experience, which is tied to a facility’s success equally to the candidate’s success. This means that if you want to be successful in the future, it’s imperative that you focus on building relationships with candidates at every stage of their journey–from marketing yourself as a top employer (such as with your employer brand page on 


Healthcare professionals can expect to see a lot more hiring trends in the future. This is a great time to be a nurse, as there are more opportunities than ever before. With so many changes happening in healthcare, it’s important that we stay up-to-date on these trends so we can make informed decisions about our careers and what may happen next. 

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