Hospital recruits with online video

The hospital hired 200 people following the video's release. (SUPPLIED)

Patients dance with intravenous drips, a doctor sings, and a child plays with a stethoscope in a Canadian hospital's latest recruitment video.

The video, part of a novel and whimsical recruiting effort, follows a young woman who goes to drop off her résumé at Sacre-Coeur hospital. There, she ends up singing and dancing with staff in its hallways. "One day, one day when you come, we'll show you great places, one day, one day when you come, for you we'll stop time," they sing to a popular Quebec tune first popularised during Montreal's Expo in 1967.

The video has been viewed more than 60,000 times since its online release in September. And the hospital received some 2,600 résumés within the first few weeks after its release.

"The number of applications we received was equal to all of the résumés received over a period of six months last year, which was a record year for us," said Michel Lariviere, the hospital's director general.

"The hospital recruited about 200 people… much more than in previous years," added Daniel Dube, the Sacre-Coeur's human resources director.

 

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