Technology is changing the way we work in the health industry.
Not so long ago finding the right candidate for an open position in healthcare meant placing an ad in a newspaper or medical journal. It involved paper applications and in-person interviews. Credential and reference checks were done by mail or telephone. It was a time-consuming and an expensive process.
Even those most ardently opposed to technology have to admit that it has had a liberating effect on the way we work. And in highly competitive industries, where distinguishing oneself from the competition is becoming increasingly difficult, tech can give you the advantage you need.
Healthcare recruitment is now largely driven by technology. This is positive news for the industry because it is enabling organisations to build strong healthcare teams and hire outstanding healthcare professionals. Technology-based recruiting tools are circumventing the often-subjective approach we take to hiring by providing a more objective and transparent profile of candidates.
Filling vacancies in healthcare is not a typical recruitment cycle as it is within other workforces. Hospitals employ staff up into the thousands, on permanent, temporary, locum and agency contracts. Naturally, the environment is unpredictable and ever-changing, and thus the recruitment operation has often been reactive, complicated and expensive.
And so that leads us to ROHME, a business that was created out of a need for a new way of working, a new way of recruiting. The primary driving force for most new inventions is a need, or as the proverb explains: “necessity is the mother of all invention”. ROHME was founded by medical professionals working within the NHS who sought to transform the tired, expensive and drawn-out process of hiring locums and temporary staff. The goal was to move towards a model that automates the process. The upshot? Hospital resources would go where they were needed most, saving time and money – and strengthening working relationships.
Using ROHME means Hospital HR staff spend less time searching through profiles, CVs and liaising with agencies. But it also means a better hiring experience. ROHME can decrease the number of days it takes to fill a position. And it gives the hiring team more time in the day to prioritise, leading to a more pragmatic approach to hiring.
Technology is now more in demand than ever due to the global pandemic. COVID-19 has only sped up what has been coming for years. Thanks to technology, people are operating more and more as independent contractors able to choose their own hours and work where is convenient. ROHME is at the forefront of this sea change and allows healthcare professionals to choose the hours and location that suit them; at the same time, hospitals have peace of mind that quality locums are joining their workforce (each locum has star rating assigned to them after each shift).
Embracing technology is allowing our healthcare industry to focus on what is truly important: the patients. Providing a better level of healthcare has been scientifically proven to speed the recovery and rehabilitation of those who need it most.