Highlighting the transformation of health recruitment triggered by the pandemic, Avishek Agarwal, co-founder and CEO, Jobizo predicts some trends that will play out in the coming year
The healthcare market in India is expected to reach $ 372 billion by 2022 and will generate 2.7 million new jobs by the same year. Despite the contribution to the economy, India’s healthcare system remains intimidatingly understaffed. The scenario has come to light as dozens of medical professionals resigned as the pandemic rocked the country socially and economically.
The pandemic has been a major catalyst that has allowed healthcare recruitment to undergo imperative changes. This highlighted the need to manage the doctor-to-patient ratio in India, currently at 1: 1456. Healthcare recruitment has also undergone an empirical transformation in the way they access human resources and the way medical services hire and retain healthcare professionals.
As 2022 rings, healthcare recruiters are on the lookout for trends that will shape the way human resources are hired, developed and retained in healthcare.
Technology-driven competency check
According to the Home Office, 8 81,254 Indian professionals have renounced their citizenship in the past seven years, up to September 30, 2021. Most of them are highly trained health professionals who are essential to our health industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the need for healthcare professionals to master administrative and managerial skills. Unforeseen epidemics and the increase in the number of patients are stressors for the health sector. As digital platforms integrate AI and automation into healthcare operations, competency verification will become an easier task for healthcare industries. Digital platforms will also enable healthcare workers to earn enough credit for their skills through compensation and skills development. However, the use of tools and services capable of filtering the skilled from the unskilled will be given priority, unlike what happens for other verticals in various sectors.
In addition, the technology will become scalable enough to provide ratings, comments as well as background checks for professionals. We have examples of traditional recruiting portals like Naukri, Monster, and Indeed etc. trying to automate every hire in the industry, and so we see healthcare focused recruiting technology like ours coming in. Game.
Virtual and remote recruitment
The COVID-19 pandemic has involved the hiring of professionals on urgent notices. Hiring healthcare professionals involves time and costs to do basic research and conduct interviews. Managing dozens of interviews in different health centers is also becoming a Herculean task for applicants. These graduates of medical schools are looking for a job quickly after a long academic training.
2022 will continue to see the same trend in healthcare recruitment. The platforms will serve as directories offering job offers for health workers and a pool of human resources for health centers
Flexibility contracts and hiring of substitutes
Health centers in India have long faced protests and demands from contract workers for permanent employment. Workers, on the other hand, worry about future opportunities.
India is currently short of 1.1 million health workers to reach the ratio of 25 health workers per 10,000 people. These figures from a WHO report highlight the possibility of employment for all existing workers. The limited number of healthcare professionals has worsened as the number of deaths from COVID-19 has increased. According to a study by the Indian Institute of Public Health, it is also possible to bring back 30% of the workforce that has stopped working. These professionals have quit work due to harmful work cultures, family responsibilities, and college preparations.
In 2022, the health sector will see platforms organizing the recruitment process for contract professionals. Hospitals and clinics will hire resources available in the hyperlocal environment. Health workers will be able to monitor the availability of vacant positions in real time. They will also be able to prioritize career opportunities that allow them to work on other commitments, such as higher education.
Maintain the pool of experienced talent
Healthcare as education involves rigorous training and distance learning placements that require resilience from students. This raises expectations for a bright future of jobs in the healthcare sector. However, reports from the Indian Medical Association reveal that more than 80% of doctors are stressed in India. Low wages, arduous working hours and a harsh environment leave doctors exhausted. Such conditions present the health care industry as an unfit employer for prospective students in academia.
Health centers, on the other hand, urgently need a skilled workforce to provide services to patients. Healthcare services must understand the competition to retain the right talent. This conundrum requires an outsourced intervention. Digital platforms can help provide the right onboarding experience and the right support for professionals. It can help Indian doctors to stay in their home countries and receive value as important assets for the healthcare industry.
Healthcare recruitment in India has yet to experiment with AI and technology assets that have enabled smarter and more accurate hiring of the right talent pool. This assistance should be evaluated to develop human resources until contract completion, enabling health services to reach their optimal performance potential. As with the boom in the wellness and healthcare business in 2020 and 2021, 2022 will also see the rise of platforms like Jobizo that disrupt and streamline the healthcare recruitment industry, making it focused on technology, hyperlocal and accessible to all those who are part of the health sector. healthcare infrastructure in India.