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The NHR Approach

Partnering with National Health Recruiters puts your organization in the driver's seat when it comes to finding quality people to complete your team. These are the steps NHR takes to make sure our customer's needs are met.


  • I have been working with Hospice Concepts, specifically, Dan McBrien for several years now. In the past year and a half, I have had the opportunity to work with Dan regularly due to the growth and new positions open within my company. My company opened 3 new offices in a state that we had never serviced before, in communities that weren’t necessarily warm and friendly to an “outsider”. We had a variety of positions open and being a healthcare provider, out greatest need was for registered nurses. What with the nursing shortage and specific requirements by the stat to fill out positions, this was a daunting task. Dan worked hand in hand with me, learning the state requirements and understanding our unique needs being a “new start” office. Dan has diligently worked to ensure that my office would have the appropriate staff. We’ve had one extremely difficult position to fill, and when others would have thrown in the towel, Dan wouldn’t give up. He was determined to fill my most difficult and desperately needed position. Dan has left no rock unturned in recruiting for us. He has followed up with me daily if needed, and is just an all around great recruiter to have at your side.
    Michelle Hanlon, RN, BSN - Vitas Healthcare CorporationMichelle Hanlon

  • I met Dan McBrien from HCI when he had been successfully recruiting away several of my sales people. I was upset about it and decided to contact him to discuss it. While talking to Dan, I was impressed and decided to give HCI a chance to recruit for me. Since then we have successfully placed candidates from HCI and in fact, I have recommended HCI to all of my counterparts nationally. Currently there are several Directors of Sales, General Managers and Area Vice Presidents using HCI to recruit in their areas.

    Dan and his staff are very easy to work with, provide me with quality candidates to interview and have excellent follow up skills. I would recommend HCI to anyone looking for a reliable, effective recruiter.
    Bryant Kob - American HomePatientBryant Kob

  • Hospice Concepts did an excellent job in helping us to find a qualified Clinical Director. Overall, they were very proactive, doing much more than just sending people our way. Customer service was “the extra mile” with phone contact over the weekend when there was a sense of urgency on our end. We especially appreciated the active role that Dan took in facilitating clear communication between all parties when we moved into negotiating the offer. We really felt that he was partnered with us in achieving the best result for everyone involved.
    Patty Sauvageau, PHR - Horizon Home Health & HospicePatty Sauvageau

  • I want to say how helpful Hospice Concepts and you have been for Vitas here in the Bay Area. When we were struggling to fill an important position, you guys came through for us – you hit a home run!
    Richard Brett - Vitas Healthcare CorporationRichard Brett

The Standard

"NHR is committed to serving our clients with integrity, speed, and excellence."

One of the reasons NHR is an industry leader is that our approach is a bit different from other recruitment firms. We deliver solution-based recruitment services. We focus on the specific needs of our clients. We work closely with clients to determine the exact qualifications and skills needed in a prospect, and we interview candidates extensively to ensure that their experience and skill-set are appropriate for the job and culture offered by our clients. Our recruiters stay actively involved throughout the interview process. Our objective is to launch long-term, successful relationships between the individuals we place and our clients.

Another reason NHR is the first choice for Healthcare Organizations in the Medical Equipment, Hospital, Home Health, and Hospice Industries is that no other recruitment firm can match our aggressiveness. NHR, recruits the best candidates directly from our clients' key competitors and/or companies with employees working in very similar environments. We do not waste our time or our clients’ time with Search Board Candidates, unemployed candidates, or relocation candidates. While most of our placements are generated from direct telephone contact, NHR also uses email strategies when appropriate. NHR is dedicated to building superior quality into our recruitment services and our placement rate is unmatched.

Building Strength through Experience and Relationships

Over the last decade, NHR has built an extensive referral network in each of its niches. Our recruitment team has utilized aggressive search tactics including attendance at national meetings and seminars, personal telephone contacts and email to identify the most talented individuals in healthcare. We develop personal relationships with our contacts and get to really know the candidates that best meet our clients' needs. This approach leads to long-term relationships between our clients and the candidates they hire.

Our recruiters cultivate our contacts for longevity, and our clients appreciate knowing NHR consistently delivers top caliber candidates. We are very proud of our high placement rate at NHR.

Speed, Integrity, and Quality

NHR holds fast to this set core of values. The strength of our industry expertise and our aggressiveness, coupled with our desire to provide premier customer service and personal attention, allows our clients the opportunity to experience these values. Every search is different and each of our clients' needs is different, but in every case our clients strive to hire the best possible individuals, quickly. We work to understand the intricacies of our clients' needs as well as the needs of our candidates. NHR believes in closely following a search process that requires frequent communication with our clients and candidates and assures quality presentations and interviews.

Our company mandate is that our recruitment team work smarter and faster than any other recruitment firm and the results are clear.

Recruiters Who Know the Right Candidates

When speaking with candidates, NHR recruiters are not usually speaking with individuals interested in making an immediate career move. In fact, most of the time, the candidates that we present were not even considering other opportunities. NHR recruits the right candidates to make the career move to our clients. While this is the case in 99% of our placements, NHR has built and continues to maintain an extensive database and network of healthcare professionals throughout the nation. Many are satisfied in their current position and organization, but are interested in having NHR contact them and present interesting opportunities that are closer to their ultimate career goals. NHR's email campaign is targeted at these contacts.

NHR identifies and presents our clients with properly motivated candidates through several ongoing strategies.

Extensive Industry Expertise

NHR provides specialized healthcare recruitment services. We are dedicated to solving staffing challenges at organizations in the Medical Equipment, Home Health, Hospice, Long Term Care and Hospital industries. Our focus aids us in quickly finding and delivering the most talented candidates that best meet our clients' needs. We have worked hard to learn our clients' business, understand where it's going, and who is taking it there. NHR is not all things to all people. We do not recruit for Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, etc industries.

Specializing in Healthcare has helped NHR to continually build upon our industry expertise and consistently provide a high-end, high-quality service. Our recruitment team targets high-profile individuals within these fields, building our reputation for providing the most qualified candidates.

The Search Process

  1. Client Needs Analysis - We are committed to delivering customer-driven quality. We partner with our clients to determine specific needs and expectations. Our recruitment team will work with you to develop competitive search specifications that will lead to attracting the very best candidates. Industry expertise positions us to monitor employment trends. 
  2. Position Requirements - Creating a thorough job description is vital to a successful search. In order to find the perfect candidate, a precise account of the position and its requirements is developed.
  3. Industry Research and Intelligence - Detailed analysis of your industry, company, and competition helps our team develop a strategic plan for attracting the finest talent.  NHR's aggressiveness, network of relationships, proprietary database, and cutting-edge marketing capabilities enables us to discreetly target exceptional candidates.
  4. Identification and Contact - Based on your specific needs and our research and intelligence work, NHR identifies and establishes contact with the best candidates for the position. We extend our reach and improve results via the coordination of telephone, email and internet techniques.
  5. Evaluation - An interview process that is detailed and thorough provides NHR with the ability to accurately evaluate talent and predict candidate success.  NHR works diligently at evaluating and matching each candidate with the right position at the right organization to ensure success and long-term contribution.
  6. Presentation - We provide a professional resume and a detailed summary of the most qualified candidates for your review. NHR coordinates and schedules interview dates according to your availability.
  7. Reference Checks - NHR is committed to identifying and presenting only viable, experienced, and successful candidates to our clients. Reference checks assure that offer letters are delivered to only the best candidates. We interview and survey managers and coworkers to confirm candidates past performance and success. The interviews are thorough and complete. The results are submitted to our clients. We consistently exceed our client’s expectations by maintaining a high emphasis on quality assurance and quality improvement.
  8. Negotiation - NHR communicates honestly, clearly, and often with our clients and candidates during the recruitment process. Our team effectively manages expectations by avoiding hype and exaggeration while presenting candidates to clients and while presenting position opportunities to prospective candidates.  NHR strives to set up a negotiation that can only result in a win-win employment situation for both our client and our endorsed candidate should an offer be extended.
  9. Follow Through - After an offer is extended by our client and accepted by a NHR endorsed candidate, our recruitment team continues to provide support during the transition phase. This phase includes the resignation process, the pre-start date period, and new employee orientation.