One of the first activities to undertake while organizing your recruitment committee is to identify who the stakeholders and potential partners are that might have an interest in your efforts. These stakeholders can be both a gateway and barrier to success so it’s important that you consider if and how you might relate to each other.
The following tips will help you identify stakeholders, their interests and involvement.
To identify stakeholders
- Determine at what level stakeholders might exist: local, regional, provincial, national
- Create a stakeholder list including: other divisions, municipalities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), regional health authority (including First Nations Health Authority) regional districts, PDO (Provincial Divisions of Family Practice Office), Health Match BC, MoH (Ministry of Health), First Nations, and others
To gauge stakeholder interest
- Identify whether or not stakeholders have a recruitment mandate for your community or region
- Determine whether you share common goals to form a potential partnership
To determine stakeholder resources and tools to support recruitment efforts
- Identify existing resources of local stakeholders, including: staff, funds, equipment, material, space (e.g., meeting rooms, clinic and/or office space)
- Assess the value of these resources: Can they be used for your recruitment efforts? If staff are available, are they dedicated to one stakeholder? Can sharing arrangements be made/formalized?
- Inquire about stakeholders’ experience with recruitment that can be leveraged including lessons learned, challenges, and successes.