Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firm Pinstripe of Brookfield, WI has launched a new healthcare group under the direction of newly appointed executive vice president Jill Schwieters. The group will focus on healthcare providers, clinical laboratories, medical equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, and other medical and healthcare organizations in addressing the ongoing challenges of recruitment, utilization, and retention of highly qualified healthcare staff.
“Recruiting and retaining top talent is today’s No. 1 challenge throughout the healthcare industry,” said Schwieters. “Organizations across the country are grappling with shrinking supply and growing demand for specialized healthcare, scientific talent, and biotech workers, with fewer and fewer resources available to get these employees in place. In most areas, the healthcare labor market is so competitive that it comes down to who can get to the top talent most quickly, putting a real strain on employers and their HR departments.”
In RPO, healthcare organizations entrust the tactical processes and day-to-day management of recruiting employees to specialized service providers such as Pinstripe. They offer state-of-the-art technology, best-in-class processes, and experienced HR professionals usually at a cost lower than can be achieved internally.
Schwieters was formerly the regional vice president of HR at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, a healthcare provider with nearly 25,000 employees in four states. In this role, she provided strategic and operational direction for HR services, including large-scale professional recruiting and contingent staffing management. With nearly two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, she has a strong background in talent acquisition, strategic staffing, labor productivity and utilization, people, and organizational and process design.