Use the Train-and-Hire Model to Find Quality Talent (Here’s How)

Published on June 6, 2023

Any healthcare professional will tell you that there is an overwhelming number of vacancies in the industry, especially in entry-level positions.

The industry's job vacancy crisis has been an issue for a few years now for several reasons, but the top two are a growing number of people seeking medical care and a shrinking pool of candidates for the jobs organizations are hiring for. Experts expect this pattern to continue, with the American Hospital Association predicting a shortage of up to 2.6 million healthcare workers by 2026.

This disproportionate ratio doesn't have to be the norm, though. MedCerts Train-and-Hire model can help save organizations from a future full of staffing issues and want-to-be healthcare professionals from spending a chunk of time and money on training for an entry-level position.

What is the Train-and-Hire model?

The Train-and-Hire model allows potential employees to learn the ins and outs of the job before the first day of work. This system lets organizations fill vacancies faster and lets students get the education they need in less time.

How does it work?

Step One: The Search

The Train-and-Hire program starts with a hunt for job seekers. MedCerts, an online training program, uses marketing recruitment channels to find candidates located near a partnering facility that meets your pre-specified qualifications. We can customize this process as much or as little as your team likes, by sending resumes for review or offering pre-training interviews.

Step Two: Training Begins

Once candidates are located and approved by the facility partnered with MedCerts, they can begin the training process. This means access to a flexible online platform, one-on-one support and motivation, exam prep, and personal Student Success Advisors.

Additionally, MedCerts students learn from content created in-house by subject matter experts, designers, and tech masters. National certification-issuing authorities review it for credibility, guaranteeing that potential hires access relevant, accurate information that will help them on the job.

Depending on the position being recruited for, organizations have the opportunity to provide any necessary hands-on, clinical training needed for the role after completion of the online MedCerts content. This allows you to train students to meet the specific needs and processes of your facility and teams.

Step Three: Get Hired

After completing training and passing certification exams, MedCerts students evolve into graduates and are ready for the final step of the Train-and-Hire model: getting hired.

By combining MedCerts recruitment and online curriculum with the hands-on, in-person skills specific to your organization, the Train-and-Hire model wins every time – filling staffing vacancies and raising employment rates.

Does the train-and-hire model work?

Yes. This method of recruiting and training employees proves beneficial for everyone involved. Train-and-Hire students save time and money on their education, and the more than 100 companies that rely on MedCerts for recruiting employees get capable workers.

The high retention rate among Train-and-Hire program graduates is also worth mentioning. Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the U.S. says that 86 percent of the candidates hired through its MedCerts partnership still work for the organization nearly two years later. Statistics like these show that this model is more than just a quick fix to the staffing vacancy problem. It's a long-term solution for employers and job seekers alike.

Partner with MedCerts

Organizations like Genoa Health, Walgreens, and Kroger Pharmacy have turned to MedCerts for training employees and filling vacancies, and you can, too. Contact MedCerts today to find out how it can help bring your organization the talented, adept employees you're searching for.

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Written by
Rafael Castaneda
Senior Vice President of Workforce Development

With more than 20 years in the postsecondary arena, Rafael has focused on workforce strategies that build programmatic pathways for unemployed and underemployed students from underserved populations.

Before joining MedCerts, Rafael was the chief academic officer and dean of education at CBD College, a private two-year allied health college in Los Angeles. He also served as a strategy and innovation leader for Jobs for the Future (JFF) crafting connections between postsecondary actors and thought leaders. He is a member of the advisory board of the University of California, Irvine’s Customer Experience Program. Rafael has worked with over 2K schools and 1K workforce organizations & employers on solutions.

He strongly believes the three-legged stool of workforce success are schools, businesses, and community organizations but they need a catalyst and that is where MedCerts comes in – as the driver of the solutions to supplement and complement the three.

A passionate believer in education as a great equalizer, Rafael joined MedCerts because the organization provides the opportunity to actively participate in bridging the digital divide and skills gap for unserved populations of students. This extremely rewarding and tangible championing of education-based initiatives alongside serving all demographics students provides a rare opportunity to not just speak, but do.

Rafael is a husband to a brilliant and talented wife, father to two ambitious daughters, and an active member of his community. You will find him at a spin class most weekday mornings and doing outside activities with his family and their French bulldog, Penny, on the weekends. He has lived and worked in all time zones and in nine states over the past 12 years. Connect with Rafael on LinkedIn.

Published on June 6, 2023

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Our employer-sponsored train-and-hire model is not offered to partners and potential students/employees in Pennsylvania.