AHACareerCenter.org Recognized as Best Online Recruitment Resource by WEDDLE’s

AHA Solutions, a subsidiary organization of the American Hospital Association (AHA), is pleased to announce that AHACareerCenter.org has been awarded the prestigious WEDDLE's 2011 User's Choice Award. AHACareerCenter.org is an innovative online resource that streamlines job recruitment for health care employers, matching them with uniquely qualified candidates. WEDDLE's, a highly acclaimed organization, conducts ground-breaking research on the recruiting industry.

For the past seven years, the WEDDLE's annual User's Choice Awards have identified and honored the best online employment resources available to employers and job seekers. The organization chooses honorees based on user feedback. Prospective employees and employers vote for online websites that they think work best and the winners are then selected from the thousands of ballots cast throughout 2010.

"AHACareerCenter.org was custom built for hospitals and uniquely focuses on the critical staffing issues of the health care field," said Anthony J. Burke, President and CEO, AHA Solutions, Inc. "The WEDDLE's award provides validation of our online recruitment resources from the people that matter most - the hospitals and candidates that use them."

AHACareerCenter.org is the leading online job site of a growing job board network, the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN), co-founded by the American Hospital Association in 2008. The NHCN aligns more than 240 health care focused trade associations and professional societies on a common platform, giving health care employers a direct pipeline to more than two million talented, high-quality association members.

The NHCN ensures that hospitals' job postings are positioned in front of the most relevant talent sources in the professional communities, enabling job seekers to find health care careers most aligned to their specific skills. The network also serves as a unique resource for health care career development, providing workforce and career development tools.

According to Amy Goble, Vice President, AHA Solutions, "As the health care field continues to add more jobs - 11,000 jobs were added in January 20111 alone - Americans seeking employment within the field may be wondering where they can go to get the best support. The 'User's Choice' recognition from the highly respected WEDDLE's organization underscores the fact that AHACareerCenter.org is a trusted recruiting resource for a rapidly growing health care field."

About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 38,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA Web site.

About the National Healthcare Career Network and AHACareerCenter.org
Recognizing that critical staffing issues threaten hospitals' performance and quality of care, the American Hospital Association co-founded the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN) with Boxwood and ASAE (American Society of Association Executives). By aligning more than 240 trade associations and professional societies on a common platform, NHCN provides health care organizations with access to a high quality talent pool of more than two million members, as well as vast data sources and career development-related tools housed in the affiliate associations. As part of the NHCN initiative, AHA Solutions manages AHACareerCenter.org, the lead online site matching health care employers with the highest qualified candidates. For more information, call 800.242.4677, email CareerCenter@aha.org, or visit AHACareerCenter.org.

Since 1996, WEDDLE's has conducted ground-breaking research among both recruiters and job seekers on the Web. Its findings are widely regarded for their analytical rigor and often cited when identifying the Best Practices in online recruitment and job search. WEDDLE's research has often been reported widely in the media, both in the United States and around the world. In addition, WEDDLE's is the largest publisher of guides to the 100,000+ employment-related sites currently operating on the Internet. The American Staffing Association has called WEDDLE's Publisher Peter Weddle, the "Zagat of the online employment industry."

1Becker's ASC Review: http://www.beckersasc.com/news-analysis/unemployment-rate-continues-decline-in-january-ambulatory-healthcare-services-adds-8000-jobs.html