Healthcare staffing agencies play an important role in connecting qualified talent to the hospitals, healthcare providers, and senior living facilities that need them most. But, unlike staffing in other industries, the results of a poor placement can potentially be deadly and have legal ramifications. Understanding this, healthcare staffing agencies can put numerous safeguards in place to avoid such risks.

Credential validation, clinical competency assessments, and skills checklists all help recruiters do their jobs more efficiently without sacrificing quality or opening their agencies to risk. However, unless you have the right technology powering these capabilities, tasks like validating credentials or assessing important clinical competencies become time-consuming and inefficient.

When this happens, recruiters can feel overwhelmed and start taking shortcuts that could put the agency at risk. Chances are, your qualified talent risk mitigation challenge is characterized by these underlying conditions: 

  • Lack of credential validation, clinical competency assessment, or skillset verification technology 

  • Spending too much time matching talent to reqwith too much room for error 

  • An inability to get qualified talent through onboarding efficiently, leading to incomplete paperwork and potential legal issues 

Did you know?
  • Temporary staff placed in emergency rooms are 2X more likely to be involved in medication errors than permanent employees. 

  • As the employer of record, staffing agencies are responsible for verifying the accreditation and skillsets of a placed temp worker. 

Your Risk Mitigation Treatment Plan

Your ability to remedy your risk mitigation challenge relies on one or more of the key areas of focus below.

Data & Benchmarks

The Issues:

  • We don’t know what clinical competencies to assess.
  • Our recruiters aren’t using a common list of skillsets, creating a quality control issue throughout the agency.

The HealthcareSource Way:

It can be difficult to attract, engage, and place qualified talent if you’re struggling to understand what qualified talent looks like in the first place. At HealthcareSource, we understand that judging quality isn’t always as objective as we’d like it to be. We provide you with the data you need to understand what good looks like, allowing your recruiters to base their decisions on one standard the entire agency can agree on.

Learn how HealthcareSource can help your staffing agency improve its risk mitigation challenges with our robust Staffing and Recruiting capabilities.

People & Skillsets

The Issues:

  • We have some recruiters with great potential, but no way of training them to grow their skillsets.
  • Without a training solution, we can’t hire recruiters from outside the healthcare industry, which has shrunk our talent pool.

The HealthcareSource Way:

Despite the fact that the multibillion-dollar staffing industry has grown year in and year out, colleges and universities have yet to recognize the recruiting profession by offering recruitment-specific programs and degrees. Where is a recruiter to go to up-level their skills and grow in their career? At HealthcareSource, we provide healthcare-specific recruiter certification, so you can get the most out of your workforce.

Learn how HealthcareSource can help your staffing agency improve its risk mitigation challenges with our robust Staffing and Recruiting capabilities.

Process

The Issues:

  • We’re not doing a good enough job of evaluating and recording clinical and skillset competencies during the hiring process.
  • Matching talent in our database against current open reqs is difficult, manual, and inefficient.

The HealthcareSource Way:

As a healthcare staffing agency that is racing against the clock to beat the competition, process is everything. Inefficient processes create less-than-optimized talent pipelines, and that can lead to quality control issues with placements. At HealthcareSource, we understand that streamlining important tasks like clinical assessments, skillset validations, and talent matching, can help recruiters focus their attention where it matters most: qualifying talent.

Learn how HealthcareSource can help your staffing agency improve its risk mitigation challenges with our robust Staffing and Recruiting capabilities.

Technology

The Issues:

  • Matching talent to open reqs is a manual process that opens us up to risks.
  • We’re unable to efficiently validate clinical competencies or credentials.
  • Our onboarding process is slow and clunky, leading talent to miss important legal documents and putting our agency at risk.

The HealthcareSource Way:

At HealthcareSource, we know technology should be making your work easier and less cumbersome so you can focus on more important things, like qualifying talent. That is why we offer an integrated platform solution tailored specifically to helping you place talent efficiently, without opening yourself up to risks.

Learn how HealthcareSource can help your staffing agency improve its risk mitigation challenges with our robust Staffing and Recruiting capabilities.

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