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Picking a Vendor Manager with Proven Success

Are you shopping for a vendor management company with a reputable track record you can trust? Find a VM with the expertise that you need to succeed! When considering a new VM, start by educating yourself by dissecting each VM’s proven success. Ask potential VMs for proof of improved: Start Management Time to Fill Candidate Sourcing Candidate Quality Premium Labor Spend Total Amount of Open Positions Process Improvement Don’t waste your time on the wrong VM!  Pick a partner with credible success. If a VM… Continue Reading

The Distinctive Difference: VMS vs MSP

Although distinctively different, Managed Service Providers (MSP) and Vendor Management System (VMS) function together to help hiring organizations, succeed. So…want to know the difference? Let’s start with MSP! A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an outsourced agency that manages the temporary staffing needs of a hiring organization. Hospitals, for example, often use an MSP to solve the hiring headaches caused by the industry’s current nursing shortage. One way an MSP might handle a client hospital’s staffing needs is by onboarding travel nurses. Overall, AN MSP… Continue Reading

Ring in the New Year Right!

Ring in the New Year right by finding a reliable vendor manager who can help you achieve in meeting your unique staffing needs…no matter what they are! Premium labor spend, poor candidate quality, inefficient process, slow start management, open positions, low candidate count—work with a vendor manager to conquer it all! Here are tips to help you choose the best vendor manager for you. The Perfect Fit You want to find a  vendor management company whose culture fits your companies. Looking on each potential vendor… Continue Reading

Short-Staffed? Supplement Your Nursing Staff!

The nursing shortage is worsening and turnover is on the rise. Are you short staffed?  Don’t keep letting your nurses suffer. Let a vendor manager help you fill the missing gaps. Without enough RN’s on the floor, more and more nurses are leaving their positions and looking elsewhere for reasons which include: Excess workload Lack of role clarity Lack of recognition for accomplishments Lack of career opportunities and support for career development Inadequate scheduling with not enough time to achieve job needs and expectations Work… Continue Reading

Picking the Right Partner

Selecting the right vendor partner starts by asking the right questions. Let’s assume all the vendors you assess meet your basic requirements. Now, you must select one. Here are three steps to help you choose which one is best for you. Do they match your organizations culture? This questions can be answered just by looking around the vendor management company’s website. Do they offer a culture that is fit to your own? As you assess what they have to offer, take notes. Don’t be afraid… Continue Reading

One-Stop Shop

While hiring qualified candidates is extremely important, it is also crucial to remember that efficiency counts as well. Many hospitals have turned to vendor manager providers in order to maintain staffing levels that boost patient satisfaction but add efficiency to the process. When a hospital deals with several staffing companies, hiring managers may be required to sift through several applications to find the best “fit” for the hospital. Then there is the issue of the business office personnel having to deal with multiple invoices and… Continue Reading

What MSP Can Do for You

Need help in filling open positions fast? A good option in accomplishing this is using a Managed Service Provider (MSP). MSPs are designed to meet staffing needs both quickly and efficiently! There are many advantages to using an MSP. One being that it offers a centralized, one-on-one partnership instead of just a web-based computer program. Some of the other advantages are that an MSP: Is service focused, while VMS is just a tool with limited support. Allows you to work with expert recruiters who know… Continue Reading

The Risk of Using a VMS to Screen

Need help in filling open positions fast? A good option in accomplishing this is using a Managed Service Provider (MSP). MSPs are designed to meet staffing needs both quickly and efficiently! There are many advantages to using an MSP. One being that it offers a centralized, one-on-one partnership instead of just a web-based computer program. Some of the other advantages are that an MSP:   Is service focused, while VMS is just a tool with limited support Allows you to work with expert recruiters who… Continue Reading

Data-Driven Recruitment

Data is an impactful tool that vendor managers use to help you improve! When used appropriately, data has the power to cut down on costs, while driving the overall efficiency of your recruitment efforts. Refreshing Your Regular Recruitment Routine Data can help you refresh your regular recruitment routine by allowing you to take a closer look at your candidate pool. Tracking data can also decrease time spent and drive relationships with hiring managers. Examples of ways vendor managers use data include: •    Evaluating excess candidate… Continue Reading

Data Does Matter

Did you know that using data as a vendor management tool can improve the quality of your candidate pool? Well, it’s true…and that’s not all. Using Data as a Talent Acquisition  Tool  Evaluating excess candidate information can feel overwhelming. However, data-driven staffing reports can help you uncover hidden hiccups in your hiring process that you never knew existed. Improving with Data Tracking data can also decrease time spent and drive relationships with hiring managers. Furthermore, talent acquisition professionals who use data are: 2x more likely… Continue Reading