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Promoting your Employment Brand – the Wavelength way

Forgive me an indulgence but this week’s topic is a somewhat shameless promotion of our new interactive “Work for Us” website which we launched this week. I will, however, also dwell on the broader theme of employment brand and what it could mean for health employers.

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Do medical recruiters deserve a bad reputation?

I used to be a doctor, and whilst there were many reasons why I chose to no longer be one, there was one significant element of secondary gain that I still miss. Once you told a fellow traveller on the bus, someone in the pub or even a distant auntie that you were a doctor, a favourable response was virtually ...

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Doctors: find a good medical recruitment consultant and stick with them

I liked this post by blogger Dr Goodhook, providing advice to doctors on “How to work with a physician recruiter”. I liked it because a doctor, not a recruiter, wrote it. He clearly has the measure of the way recruiters work (good and bad) and has suggested some handy tips on how doctors can get the best out of ...

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Do you see your medical recruiter as a valued partner or a necessary evil?

I have noticed over the years that it is much easier to convince hospitals to engage with recruiters on a transactional basis, taking resumes on the fly, rather than outsourcing a complete recruitment assignment to one agency. Most other industry sectors now accept the benefits of ...

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Like oil and water, doctors and recruitment best practice often don’t mix

I started my career as a doctor but have spent the past 20 years in recruitment, which gives me a unique perspective on how these two worlds interface. One of the things I find most striking is the extent to which they don’t, or possibly won't, mix.

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