At [business], our mission is “to provide exceptional health care, hope, and compassion to every patient, every time”. Understanding this mission and its significance within the organization enables our Human Resources department to respond accordingly by incorporating a similar mission into our daily functions. It is our responsibility to source, hire, train, and develop the very best associates who are able to carry out this mission for our patients and our community. These responsibilities begin with the recruitment team within the Human Resources department where unfortunately, over time, the focus has been more on filling an opening as quickly as possible as opposed to filling the position with the best possible person. It is my goal to change the look and feel of the recruitment process within [business]. In this effort, the role of the recruiters will change from reactive doers to proactive partners. To begin this transformation, it is important to first understand what we would like to accomplish. First, I would like to change the feeling of the recruitment process. Currently, applicants and new employees are herded through a cumbersome process where they encounter many different people along the way leaving them with a feeling of being just a number versus a valued member of the organization. Second, I would like to change management’s vision of the recruitment team where we are seen as either a barrier to their operation or as a “processor” of sorts. Finally, I would like to see the recruiters themselves feel more valued and fulfilled in their roles because it is their skill and efforts to attract and hire the best people that will build the foundation of our success.