Redefining Recruitment to Retention

About ROAR

ROAR is the respected educational publication for the AAPPR membership and healthcare community. The publication focuses on the professions of physician, provider, physician assistant, and advanced practice registered nurse recruitment through aggregated industry information, analysis of future and current trends, legislative news, and the sharing of best practices. ROAR is published two times per year in the spring and fall with an approximate electronic distribution of 5,000 professionals. ROAR and all of its archives are an AAPPR membership benefit. The current issue is available to the public until the next issue is published.

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If you would like to submit an article for a future issue of ROAR, suggest a topic, or if you would like some guidance on possible article topics, you may contact the editorial team at Already have an article ready to submit? You can submit your article through the AAPPR website at the link address below.

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The theme for Summer 2022 ROAR is The Physician and Provider Recruitment Professional of the Future. The last decade has seen the continued evolution of physician and provider recruitment and challenges brought on by a global pandemic. This issue of ROAR will explore how the industry and profession have evolved and what we can expect in the future.  AAPPR members are invited to contribute articles for the issue by May 30, 2022.  Interested in contributing, but not sure where to start?  Check out some of the article suggestions below!

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ROAR Article Ideas

The Recruitment Professional of the Future

Advancing is at the core of AAPPRs mission and, as recruitment professionals and association members, we are consistently seeking ways to advance in the profession. In the last eighteen months alone, our industry has experienced massive shifts, many of which have permanently changed how we do our jobs. Looking into the future, how do you see our profession continuing to advance? What does the recruitment professional of the future look like? What are the skills and knowledge the successful professional will need to possess? How will we learn and advance our industry in the future? We want to hear from you what the future of physician and provider recruitment will look like.

The Specialized Professional

The last decade has seen the physician and provider recruitment profession become more specialized. Teams have rapidly added sourcing and onboarding specialists, professionals who focus on recruiting or retaining residents and fellows, and professionals dedicated to recruiting and onboarding advanced practice clinicians. Has your role or team become more specialized? How has increased specialization in the industry changed your organization? We would love to hear your story.

Innovating for the Future

As physician and provider recruitment professionals, we continually strive to innovate new ways to bring top talent to our communities. Have you or your team completed a project that has improved your organization’s sourcing, interview, or offer process? Did your organization recently create a formal onboarding program? Has your team developed an innovative retention strategy? We want to hear how you and your team are innovating and preparing for the future.

Evolving Partnerships

With the physician shortage continuing to challenge organizations, many teams have begun to reevaluate their partnerships with agencies. In some cases, recruitment teams have developed a more collaborative relationship with both locum and permanent placement agencies to ensure a pipeline that meets the needs of a service line or organization. Has your outlook and partnerships with agencies evolved? Has partnering with an agency changed your recruitment strategies? We are interested in learning more about how teams can successfully work with agency partners to further improve their recruitment efforts.

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusivity

In April 2022, AAPPR launched its certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity.  The course recognizes the importance of recruitment professionals developing the skills for effective diversity recruitment and to demonstrate skills and leadership proficiency in this area withing the profession and their organizations.  AAPPRs DEI course and committee aim to further foster in members the ability to influence effective DEI and diversity recruitment strategies to support and drive systemic change.  Is your recruitment team or organization a leader in the area of DEI?  We want to hear from you.

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