Become an AAIHR Member

Who We Are

The American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR) was formed primarily to advance the mission and represent the interests of organizations that participate directly in recruitment and staffing of foreign-educated healthcare professionals for employment with U.S. healthcare organizations. 

AAIHR member organizations consist of a variety of organizations that either directly recruit foreign-trained healthcare professionals or provide services and support to the healthcare professionals or the organizations that recruit and/or employ them. 

AAIHR Members are among the leading organizations in international healthcare recruitment.

Qualifications for Membership

To be eligible for membership in AAIHR, a firm must be a separately identifiable entity that meets the requirements for membership as defined below. AAIHR members must also agree to abide by the association’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice standards. 

Membership Classes

Regular Members are direct hire recruiting organizations, temporary or contract staffing firms, and healthcare provider organizations that recruit foreign-educated healthcare professionals for US employment and subscribe to the AAIHR Code of Ethics and professional practice standards.  Regular Members are entitled to vote in the affairs of the Association, to serve as directors or officers, and to be counted toward a quorum at any meeting of the membership. Each Regular Member shall have only one vote regardless of the number of branches, licensees, or similar businesses it operates.


Associate Members
 are organizations that are supportive of the mission and goals of the association, and assist or support member organizations in the recruiting, screening, testing, training, credentialing, sponsoring, relocation, resettlement, and employment of foreign-educated healthcare professionals or that may otherwise provide value to the association. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote in the affairs of the Association or to serve as a director or officer, but shall otherwise enjoy the same privileges as that enjoyed by Regular Members.

AAIHR Membership Provides Many Advantages:

Credibility
AAIHR membership gives added credibility to your organization with customers, employees, candidates, and regulatory organizations.  By committing to participation in your industry trade association, you affirm your organization’s position as a credible industry leader. Member organizations may proudly display the AAIHR member logo to showcase your commitment to professionalism, as well as legal and ethical best practices

Visibility
AAIHR membership provides an additional means of promoting your organization to the market, both domestically and abroad.  Member company profiles are listed on the AAIHR website, which is search engine optimized to provide additional Internet traffic.  Members may also publish press releases for their company on the News section of the AAIHR website.  And, AAIHR members are included in association social media pages. 

Promotion
AAIHR membership provides an additional means of promoting your organization to the market, both domestically and abroad.  Member company profiles are listed on the AAIHR website, which is search engine optimized to provide additional Internet traffic.  Members may also publish press releases for their company on the News section of the AAIHR website.  Members have access to marketing articles, success stories, market research information and a guide to public relations to assist with a positive message of the international recruitment and staffing industry.

Collaboration
AAIHR members have access via collaboration tools and systems with peers and colleagues in the industry. These tools and connections provide you with an expanded circle of business contacts and industry knowledge. These industry connections help members stay abreast of regulatory changes and challenges, and help increase their individual company productivity and success. 

Advocacy
It is well understood that international recruitment is highly regulated.  Regulatory organizations can take actions or impose new rules that can impede a member organization from meeting their organization's or their customer’s legitimate hiring needs.  Addressing these challenges independently can be frustrating, time consuming, and sometimes cost-prohibitive.  Although it may be improper for regulatory organizations to dialogue with an individual recruiting organization, they can often grant a dialogue with the industry association.  Through AAIHR’s lobbyist and various regulatory affairs committees and sub-committees, the association can reach out to various regulatory organizations to anticipate and resolve issues that would be impossible or impractical for any individual recruiter to resolve. 

Opportunity
One of the biggest advantages of AAIHR membership is the opportunity for individual members to work through the association to make a difference for our industry, and for your organization.  By helping to ensure a strong industry, members help create an environment in which their own company can excel.   AAIHR members can help resolve industry challenges, and help shape regulatory policies.   In this way, AAIHR can be a vehicle for achieving the goals of your organization.

Membership Dues

Annual membership dues for AAIHR are based on your organization’s prior calendar year annual revenue as follows:*

Regular Members = $7,500 annually per organization

Associate Members = $3,000 annually per organization

    • Payments must be made by January 31st each year.
    • Dues levels will be kept strictly confidential. 
    • Organizations that join AAIHR mid-year will have their annual dues pro-rated on a quarterly basis.

Tax Deductions

Dues and other contributions or gifts to AAIHR are not tax deductible as charitable contributions; however, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Federal tax law disallows deductions related to certain types of lobbying and political activities. Some portion of any amount you may contribute toward Regulatory Affairs may be deductible as a business expense for federal tax purposes. Please check with your tax advisor for clarification.

Administrative Procedures

To protect the integrity of your firm’s membership record, all changes in address and contact information must be submitted in writing to AAIHR.  If you have any questions, please call 513-729-9856 or send an e-mail to membership at members@aaihr.org.

Checks should be made payable to:

AAIHR
c/o Health Carousel
3805 Edwards Rd, Ste 700
Cincinnati, OH 45209
ATTN: Tom Herbort