Getting Hired On with ESAD

Joining the ESAD Clinical Network

About four or five times a year, we launch a global recruitment effort, seeking to expand the ranks of our clinical network, and as is usually the case, the results are overwhelming.

Our most recent campaign (August 2019) flooded our office with phone calls, emails, live chat requests, resumes, hopes, and dreams.

The response is flattering, inspiring, and terrifying to stare at reams of resumes that flooded our site – an extraordinarily time-consuming endeavor.

Most of the work falls on already overburdened shoulders that are client- and sale-focused. But, recognizing the importance of bringing new clinicians into the fold, we tighten our chin straps and head into the game.

Sample job listing.

We’ve learned a lot about recruiting over the past few years, and it shows in our job listings, recruitment process, and clinician-onboarding.

What used to be a very hands-on task is now highly automated. In particular, our internally-available training contains one-of-a-kind knowledge and information, gleaned from tens of thousands of hours of work and thousands of interviews and conversations — all condensed, published, and made available to our team members.

Free of charge.

There are only so many hours in the day.

Experience has shown clinicians calling to inquire about our listing require about 25 minutes per call. Now, imagine a long line of clinicians queued up to speak with us.

That is a lot of hand holding, and it is just not possible, given our staffing levels and focus.

So, the emphasis is correctly placed (we opine) around the client — confidentiality, ethics, data privacy, and case management.

Fly + ointment.

There’s one fly in the ointment that routinely returns to nip us in the bud.

When we post jobs on our site, websites like Indeed, ZIP Recruiter, Glassdoor, and myriad others scrape our data and post our jobs (usually within a few hours)

And that’s by design (both ours and theirs)..

However, when we pull down our listings, those same third-party sites aren’t updating their listings with quite the same gusto.

So, visitors clicking an “old” ESAD job listing on Indeed will end up on our site with a 404 error (page not found).

That is also by design — it’s how the Internet works. That isn’t, however, always appreciated by clinicians looking for a new employment venture.

Yelling at complete strangers.

And boy, do we get an earful.

Pro-tip: Why would you yell at your potential business partner?

Honestly, we have no control over Indeed’s operation, nor are we responsible for broken or bad links found on ZIP Recruiter’s website.

And well, that explanation is also sometimes not well received.

So, for that, we apologize. We truly do. However, there’s nothing at all we can do about it.

What training options are available?

We’ve compiled a list of available training options worth your consideration.

We will happily note that we’re in the process of developing/launching ESASmart — which will address these very issues.

ESAD will not compensate for any training costs.