Cast a Wide Net to Find the Right Candidates

Simione Healthcare Consultants partnered with Home Health Care News to develop a white paper titled, “Inside the Clinical Manager Role: Leadership for Exceptional Team-Based Care.” This study highlights how organizations can recruit and train their Clinical Managers for retention and success. Principal Eric Scharber shared his insight in this white paper, detailing how to cast a wide enough net to find the right candidates for your Home Care and Hospice organization.

The initial question raised when considering hiring new employees is, “When is the right time to hire?” While there are many factors that can go into this decision such as current employee workloads, peak seasons and company morale, Principal Eric Scharber details in this white paper one mindset not to have when it comes to talent recruitment.

“If you strictly focus on recruiting when someone leaves, there will not be enough candidates to go around” (Eric Scharber).

Instead, casting a wide recruiting net and staying connected in the candidate pool can offer many benefits to your company. One way to do so includes using as many available avenues to share the news of open positions as possible, including CareerBuilder and Indeed. Social media such as LinkedIn is another great way to reach potential candidates – and it’s free to use!

Hiring the right candidate the first time is crucial to an organization, as “80 percent of employees dissatisfied with their direct manager were disengaged,” according to a Dale Carnegie study. If the Clinical Managers hired are not leading your employees well and creating a positive environment in the workplace, company morale and productivity will decrease.

The following are common characteristics of a Clinical Manager superhero as detailed in the white paper:

  • Excellent management and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to create a positive work environment
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Adept at setting priorities and multitasking
  • Understands the role of the field clinician and can teach best-practice case management, such as documenting in the home and self-scheduling

To learn more, download the Simione Healthcare Consultants and Home Health Care News white paper titled, “Inside the Clinical Manager Role: Leadership for Exceptional Team-Based Care.” You can download the white paper here.


For over a decade, we have vetted thousands of Home Care and Hospice professionals for interim or permanent placement at every level, from C-Suite to front line staff. Our single focus on talent acquisition and management services gives our clients unique advantages, including access to an extensive network of experienced professionals, industry leading “time-to-fill” rates and identifying the best candidates for the position with our expert team members. Learn about our Executive Search services »


Finding the right candidate requires pinpointing the exact Compensation and Benefits package your company needs to offer in order to maintain a competitive advantage in the market. With Exact Recruiting, a Simione Talent SolutionTM, your company will have access to expert consultants able to determine the average salary for any position across the nation. Learn about our Compensation Analysis services »

Attract and retain the exact candidates your Home Care and Hospice organization needs the first time. Contact us for more information.

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