Even the best staffing agencies are having time-to-place challenges in healthcare, an industry where talent is scarce and demand is on the rise. For example, recent analysis finds that the unemployment rate among RNs is at a miniscule 0.7 percent — that’s about five times lower than the national average.

As healthcare organizations struggle to attract and hire top talent, their reliance on staffing agencies is growing. Lowering your time-to-place — without sacrificing the quality of your placements — can help an agency stand out in a crowded field and win more business. But decreasing time-to-place is a complex undertaking that requires a strategic approach.

Chances are, your time-to-place problem is characterized by one or more of these underlying conditions:

  • Ultra-competitive labor markets
  • Poor employer brand, or lack thereof
  • Slow and inefficient order intake
  • Lack of visibility into spend efficiency
Did you know?
  • Each month, an estimated 500,000 healthcare roles go unfilled nationally.
  • More than 1/3 of RN roles take 124+ days to fill.
  • 40% of healthcare roles will be filled by healthcare staffing agencies by 2020.

Your Time-to-Place Treatment Plan

Your ability to overcome your time-to-place challenge relies on one or more of these key areas of focus.

Data & Benchmarks

The Issues:

  • It’s difficult and time-consuming to assess candidate’s clinical competencies.
  • There’s no way to tell if someone has the proper license or credentials for a role before engaging the candidate.
  • A lack of uniformity in the skills recruiters are looking for in given roles leads to inconsistent talent quality.

The HealthcareSource Way:

For healthcare staffing agencies, the most effective means of growing revenue is through decreasing your time-to-place. At HealthcareSource, we understand this can feel seemingly impossible to accomplish without risking quality. By providing you with the critical data you need, you can eliminate inefficiencies in your recruitment strategy, helping you make placement decisions more quickly and confidently. With the right information, speed doesn’t need to mean sacrificing quality.

Learn how HealthcareSource can help your staffing agency improve its time-to-place challenges with our robust Staffing and Recruiting capabilities.

People & Skillsets

The Issues:

  • Our recruiters can’t keep up with demand.
  • We can only hire recruiters with healthcare experience, because we have no way of training them once hired.
  • We have recruiters with great potential but don’t know how to effectively grow their skills.

The HealthcareSource Way:

As talent requests begin to pile up in a booming industry, healthcare staffing agencies are struggling to find recruiters with the skills needed to meet demand. Further, they lack the ability to up-level current staff, meaning their workforces aren’t optimized. At HealthcareSource, we know there’s no degree in recruiting and that healthcare recruiters require a very unique set of skills. That’s why we put together a certification program that can help staffing agencies get their internal talent up to speed and performing at optimal levels.

Learn how HealthcareSource can help your staffing agency improve its time-to-place challenges with our robust Staffing and Recruiting capabilities.

Process

The Issues:

  • We can’t integrate with vendor management systems, so we’re missing out on opportunities.
  • Order intake is a long, manual process, leading to client turnover and increasing our time-to-place.
  • There’s no way to efficiently check our talent pools’ skills against our open reqs.

The HealthcareSource Way:

Part of providing exceptional customer experience is making the process easy. Long, inefficient order intake doesn’t just waste valuable time, it also creates an unnecessary barrier for business. At HealthcareSource, we understand that it shouldn’t be this difficult. Our systems seamlessly integrate with your VMS for fast capture of all incoming requests, helping you provide rapid response and talent fulfillment. Further, with JobRobotix, order intake is fast and simple — creating a painless experience for you and your clients. Add in artificial intelligence that can quickly match job requirements against your contingent workforce’s skillsets, and you can streamline processes and provide an industry-leading experience.

Learn how HealthcareSource can help your staffing agency improve its time-to-place challenges with our robust Staffing and Recruiting capabilities.

Technology

The Issues:

We have too many systems that don’t speak to each other, creating fractured processes for our recruiters.

  • Scheduling shifts is a manual, inefficient process.
  • We have no way for our talent to easily communicate availability and to provide feedback on assignments.
  • We are unable to scale our credential validation.
  • We can’t integrate with vendor management systems, so we’re missing out on opportunities.

The HealthcareSource Way:

HealthcareSource knows that technology should be making your work easier and less cumbersome so it can help improve your time-to-place, rather than add to it. That is why we offer an integrated platform solution tailored specifically to hiring, keeping, and growing a quality healthcare workforce. Handle everything from your back office and order intake, to credential validation and shift management all in one, seamlessly integrated platform.

Learn how HealthcareSource can help your staffing agency improve its time-to-place challenges with our robust Staffing and Recruiting capabilities.

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