Redefining Recruitment to Retention

Building the Foundation of your Rural Recruitment and Retention Efforts

Recruiting and retaining hard-to-find healthcare professionals is one of the biggest challenges facing the health care industry, especially in rural and underserved communities. It’s vital to use a strategic approach that emphasizes recruiting the right healthcare professional who will stay for an extended period of time. This 60-minute presentation goes through and highlights the top strategies of the four parts of 3RNet’s Recruiting for Retention Manual including topics such as: planning and preparation, marketing to and finding candidates, matching and committing, and Retaining for the lifecycle of the employee.

Michelle Varcho

Director Education Outreach


Michelle Varcho is the Director of Education Outreach for the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet). In this role, Michelle coordinates education-related activities for 3RNet members and rural and underserved facilities across the country including trainings using 3RNet’s educational tools such as the Recruiting for Retention manual, a rural-focused plan and guidebook focused on finding and keeping healthcare providers and staff in rural and underserved areas. Prior to joining 3RNet, Michelle was a Human Resources Director for a Federally Qualified Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. In this role she created and implemented strategies and best practices to overcome the unique barriers to recruiting and retaining providers in the rural health care arena. Michelle has over twenty five years of experience in health-care related human resources both at the local and national level. She has an MBA from Williams Woods University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. She holds a Sr. Professional Human Resources certification since 2003.


Building a Foundation of your Rural Recruitment Efforts-Process, Team and Action Steps
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