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January 18, 2023

Building a Talent Pipeline to Address Hospital Staffing Shortages

by Pete Dulin

UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts work with hospitals to address staffing shortages and build talent pipelines.

Hospital staffing shortages won’t be resolved with the wave of a magic wand. Forward-thinking human resource managers in healthcare can address the challenge with a staffing plan. UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts have recently formed a partnership to help address the need for staff.

A useful staffing plan outlines a strategy to maintain enough employees in different departments for smooth operations in your organization. The best-laid plans begin with an analysis of current staffing resources and then anticipation of future needs.

Establishing, refining, and implementing a viable hospital staffing plan enables healthcare organizations to achieve multiple benefits. Hospitals and clinics are better able to retain existing overworked employees, build employee morale, reduce staffing costs, maintain a high level of service, and minimize a backlog of cases.

Advance planning creates a known process to better handle staffing situations, adapt during a crisis, and strengthen processes to reduce the likelihood of repeated shortfalls and emergencies. 

By 2025, the U.S. is estimated to have a shortage of approximately 446,000 home health aides, 95,000 nursing assistants, 98,700 medical and lab technologists and technicians, and more than 29,000 nurse practitioners, according to a 2021 report conducted by industry market analytic firm Mercer.

UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts work with hospitals to address staffing shortages and build talent pipelines.

Creating a smart hospital staffing plan takes time — a resource that HR leaders often cannot spare in their busy schedule. In the long run, however, having a plan in place can help avoid major problems that consume even more hours. 

UMKC TalentLink and Medcerts can work with human resource professionals to create a staffing plan.

Contact us to learn more.  

With a plan, you’re able to

Define and develop future goals
Strategize today and build for the future. Analyzing your organization’s current situation enables you to design options for your staffing plan with future goals in mind.

Identify potential bottlenecks
Plans help foresee problems before they manifest. If you already understand shortfalls and pain points organization-wide, then you can take action to resolve those issues. UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts can address needs for recruitment and building a talent pipeline so you can achieve goals before vacancies become emergencies.

Hire talented candidates
Knowing where you need additional talent for specific roles makes it easier to filter out candidates who aren’t a good match. Through a partnership, MedCerts will help you clearly advertise and recruit or even promote from within. This way, you ensure the right candidate is hired for any opening.

Find Great Employees
MedCerts offers accredited and respected online academic programs for students who could become your future employee. Through UMKC TalentLink’s partnership with MedCerts, we can

  • Help you build a talent pipeline
  • Upskill your current staff with training and certification opportunities
  • Allow you to implement a long-term recruitment strategy
  • Provide recruitment, marketing, and advertising resources to connect with your targeted talent

Challenge Accepted. Start Your Plan Today.

Connect with UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts to discuss healthcare talent options in relation to your staffing needs. Together, we’ll develop a plan that works for your company. Learn how MedCerts and UMKC TalentLink can help fill your healthcare employee vacancies.