Enhanced recruitment efforts are underway to address staffing challenges at Pipeline Health’s four Los Angeles-area hospitals.

In short, the Human Resources team is working to overcome employee turnover with efforts to increase retention of current employees while also recruiting new hires.

“We are working hard to recruit qualified staff at all of our hospitals and, in doing that, we will reduce the high costs of contract labor,” explained Pipeline’s Chief Human Resources Officer Lisa Guzman.

In recent months, HR leaders have restructured the LA market’s recruitment team, bringing recruiters on site to be more familiar with each hospital.

“This way they will have a better understanding of their facility as well as specific department and management needs,” Guzman said.

Training for the recruiters – with clarified performance expectations – and Applicant Tracking training for managers have been implemented in recent weeks. More than 95 managers attended the applicant tracking training to better understand the recruitment process.

Meanwhile, the recruitment team is appearing at local career fairs and planning some recruitment events exclusively for Pipeline – including the introduction of virtual events.

Aug. 9, 2023

Recruitment Action is Priority in LA

Recruiters from Pipeline Health’s Los Angeles-area hospitals took part in a Career Fair hosted by the Smith Chason School of Nursing Aug. 9. The event served students entering the workforce in the fields of radiology and nursing. Pipeline recruiters interacted with about 50 students and received 31 resumes to evaluate for possible hire.

Recruitment Action is Priority in LA

The recruiters on duty for Pipeline included (left to right): Yolanda Orellana, senior talent acquisition coordinator; Tien Nguyen, senior talent acquisition coordinator; and Rebecca Stiff, talent acquisition coordinator.