Staffing Tips for Success | Jan 9 2018

How to recruit the best dietitians nationwide

Tips for recruiting the best registered dietitian from Dietitians On Demand.

No matter where you live, here’s how to find a gem

Whether you live in Los Angeles, CA or little ol’ Lynchburg, VA, the steps to recruiting and hiring the best registered dietitian are the same. From the front lines of staff with a knack for hiring superb registered dietitians, let these tips guide you:

1. Search internally first

Do you have a resume database or a list of email subscribers? This should be the first place you look for a candidate. It’s usually free, and who knows, the best candidate could be right under your nose!

2. Don’t discount social media

Did you know Facebook now has the option to post jobs? You can even pay for an ad and target certain locations, job titles or profile information (for example, anyone with BA in Nutrition & Dietetics in their profile.)

3. Job boards still work

There are lots of options when it comes to job boards. Zip Recruiter, Monster, Indeed and are all great options.

Google for Jobs is actually not a job board – it’s an enhanced search tool. There’s no way to actually post jobs on Google for Jobs. Instead, it scrapes and features job postings that are already published. (Hint: If you don’t have access to a job board, work with a dietitian staffing company that does!)

4. Encourage a referral

People are likely to refer someone most like themselves, so if you’re searching for a very specific employee, ask your current employees in that role for a referral. To entice them more, you could even offer a referral bonus!

5. Be transparent about what the job entails

Gone are they days when a generic job description will reel in the candidates you want. And plus, as an employer, who really wants to sift through tons of generic resumes that came in to a generic posting? To encourage the right applicants, includes information about who you are as a company, what your brand stands for, what employees can expect from their employer and even your core values.

Nationwide dietitian recruiting can be a challenge, and these are just a few of the tried and true tips the recruiters at Dietitians On Demand swear by. If you’re feeling unsure of where to start or how to hire the best registered dietitian, let Dietitians On Demand find your dietitian!

Dietitians On Demand is the nationwide leader in staffing registered dietitians, specializing in short-term, temporary and permanent-hire positions in ANY setting. Our dietitians cover a vacancy, maternity leave, vacations, FMLA or increases in census. Check out our job openings, or request your coverage today!

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These steps will ensure you’re prepared for a dietitian staffing emergency.

How do you know when it’s time to look a temporary dietitian? This is how you know.

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