Featured Recruiter: Dani Taylor

Posted on Mon, Nov 02, 2015
Featured Recruiter: Dani Taylor

Name: Dani Taylor
Position: Physician Recruiter
Division: West
Location: Dallas

Education: BS in Psychology

Years with EmCare: I worked for EmCare for 6 years, left in late 2007 and came back in 2013.

Years in the recruiting field? 18

Why did you decide to become a recruiter? It sounded interesting and fun!

What makes EmCare different from other EM groups? What makes it attractive to candidates? EmCare's experience, number of specialties and its size make the company attractive to candidates. No other big group offers as many services and service lines. Candidates like that they can work at serval different EmCare facilities in the same city or event in different states. 

Describe your ideal candidate. He or she is board-certified in emergency medicine, already licensed in Texas with a clean work history and is willing to go to any site needed.

How important is the “relationship” between recruiter and candidate? Extremely important! A recruiter can ruin a hire or make it and get lots of referrals! We are the first impression they get of EmCare. And, we are the candidate's link to the hospital and others within EmCare.

What do you like most about working at EmCare? I'm busy all of the time and it's definitely challenging. There is no typically day at EmCare.

What do you enjoy outside of work? Spending time with my family.

What qualities make a successful recruiter? A sense of urgency and excellent follow up/follow through.

Why should physicians and advanced practice providers join EmCare? We have 45 years of experience and many opportunities and locations for practitioners.

What should residents do now to prepare themselves for future hiring opportunities? Her or she should get a license in the state in which they're planning to work. 

What “insider tips” do you have for anyone applying to EmCare? Opportunities change all the time so be flexible and open to change. And the process is extremely fast paced!

How should a candidate follow up after an interview with you? Anyway they can!  Text, Email, call.

Where do you look for candidates? Do you use social media? I use everything to look for candidates, However, referrals are my best source for recruits.

How would your co-workers describe you? Hopefully positively! They'd describe me as sarcastic, fun, and a good recruiter.

Tell us something that most people at work don't know about you. My husband, kids and I own a snow cone house.

What was the last book you read? I don’t have time to actually get through a whole book. I do read the bible at night for a few minutes.

What’s your favorite health or medical TV show? Untold Stories of the ER.

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