Aug. 17, 2011—As economic conditions improve, attracting and retaining a talented workforce becomes more difficult, said CompHealth Vice President, Allison Beer, at the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) annual conference in Chicago. Consequently, creating engagement will be critical to attract and retain winners, she said.
“Team building is key to building an understanding of one another—which leads to increased trust, which leads to increased communication, which leads to employee engagement,” explained Ms. Beer, who drives employee engagement efforts for CompHealth locum tenens, the company’s largest division, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Once you have established a trusting, open, high performing team, adding the right players, with the right expectations is the only way to keep it intact.”
Ms. Beer’s presentation, titled “How to Navigate Competition and Attract Talent in Today’s Economic Conditions,” was one of many educational offerings at this year’s ASPR conference, which attracted more than 400 attendees. ASPR is a professional organization comprised of more than 1,100 physician recruiters employed directly by hospitals, clinics, physician practices, academic medical centers and managed care organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Its annual conference provides ASPR members a venue to network and learn industry tools and trends.
CompHealth, which has a long history of support and partnership with ASPR, was a gold-level sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s conference held August 14-17. In addition to Ms. Beer presenting, CompHealth hosted a booth and networking lounge for ASPR members, who represent a large client base for the staffing brand.
“These are decision-makers representing the healthcare facilities where we place physicians and whom we work with every day, so we welcome any opportunity to add value to their conference experience,” explained David Baldridge, Group President over physician staffing at CHG Healthcare Services, the parent company of CompHealth. CHG has twice made FORTUNE magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America, and is currently listed at No. 27. Part of the award selection criteria is high employee engagement.
Founded in 1979, CompHealth is the nation’s leading provider of temporary and permanent physician staffing, as well as a leading provider of temporary and permanent allied health staffing. CompHealth prides itself on having the best people to help provide the best healthcare and is also a proud member of the CHG Healthcare Services family of companies, currently ranked No. 27 on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” To learn more about this award-winning company and its service offerings, visit www.comphealth.com, follow us on Twitter: @comphealth, or “like us” on Facebook.