Health Information Management

Management matters: Social networking can help find ideal candidates

HIM-HIPAA Insider, November 17, 2014

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With so much information available online, it has become common for professionals to use social media to network and conduct job searches.
While job boards may be the most obvious place to post an open position or upload your resume, some employers and candidates look to social media when planning their next move. Similarly, sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook may provide HIM directors and managers with the tools and connections they need to work alongside human resources professionals to fill open positions.
"We are seeing more HIM professionals on LinkedIn and Twitter," says Kayce Dover, president of HIM Connections, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama. "Social media is a big part in our recruitment and networking process."
An organization's human resources professionals should be using social media, but they may not have the same professional connections as an HIM director or manager. "Human resources professionals who work in a hospital setting are often recruiting for a variety of departments and level of positions," Dover says. "This makes it challenging for those recruiters to foster relationships with passive candidates in specialized areas."
Continue reading "Management matters: Social networking can help find ideal candidates" on the HCPro website. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing have free access to this article in the November issue.

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