Newly defined pandemic-driven realities are requiring recruiters to learn new routines and new steps to select the ideal candidate with the best fit. Recruiters are striving to offer a “thriving” lifestyle, recognizing that it takes more than money to attract candidates today. In other words, it's a buyer's market – the candidate is the buyer, and the seller represents the recruitment professional. The ASA Monitor spoke with five individuals about their perspectives on hiring today to uncover the pandemic's new demands.

While recruiting challenges persist, the job market for anesthesiologists is strong, said Brian Bateman, MD, MSc, Stanford Medicine Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. There are many options available for new graduates, so it's important for departments to define and differentiate what they offer to candidates.

Recruiters can no longer offer the standard pre-pandemic package; they must redefine value for each...

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