As the NHS grapples with a shortage of UK trained doctors, we understand how important sourcing and recruiting qualified and experienced doctors is. To ensure the doctors we recruit are of the highest calibre, the title ‘Grade A Candidate’ was coined.
In addition to our niche approach in sourcing candidates (Figure One), our specialised recruiters pre-screen our applicants before sending CVs to Trusts- this stage involves gaining a deep insight into whether the candidate has the necessary academic and language qualifications, ensuring that they are motivated and ready to relocate to the NHS and ensuring they are fit to practice. This allows our recruitement team to shortlist the highest scoring candidates and in turn, ‘Grade A Candidates’ are matched with ‘Grade A Clients’ (Figure Two).
Overall, Trusts benefit from:
- The elimination of an overabundance of unsuitable candidate applications.
- A shortened time-to-hire period.
- A reduction in candidate drop-out rates once they have commenced their new job.
Figure One: The Adoption of a Niche Approach
Figure Two: Sourcing ‘Grade A Candidates’ for ‘Grade A Clients’