Q: You have a strong retail background. What attracted you to healthcare?
A: I was looking for a change from retail to an organization that had a higher purpose, and healthcare was a target industry as I explored new opportunities. The mission of HCA Healthcare spoke to me from the day I heard it. I was sold and couldn’t wait to learn more.
Q: What makes HCA Healthcare a good fit for you? Is your retail experience helping you?
A: Believe it or not, there are a lot of similarities — mostly operational — that resonate with my retail background. I’ve had a sharp learning curve, but I can rely on my experiences as a guide. As a recruiter, you develop an appreciation for the art and science of making a great hire.
Q: What are your current goals, and what recruitment strategies are you working on right now?
A: Our No. 1 goal is to acquire the right talent at the right time. We’re focused on attracting high-quality, diverse talent, and our strategy has been a big focus for 2021. This encompasses how we attract candidates, which includes branding and marketing to prospective applicants, creating an engaging experience on our careers site platform, and improving our technology to make it easier to apply.
Q: Have you developed a vision for nursing recruitment?
A: This is the most critical position we recruit for, so we’re focused on hiring experienced RNs as well as new graduates. We’re in the process of refining our vision, which includes providing a signature experience to our candidates. We want them to be engaged and feel great about joining HCA Healthcare. Our vision is rooted in ensuring we have a process that is seamless and fast, delivering quality talent in a fair and consistent way.