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Staffing to Seasonality

Staffing to Seasonality Does your area’s population significantly fluctuate with the mercury level in your thermometer? As more of our workforce takes the high road to retirement and chooses the life of a  snowbird, those fluctuations will likely become more dramatic. In fact, the majority of snowbirds are baby boomers between the ages of 50 and 69. This generation is known to be active and they tend to be wealthy, well-educated, and adapt well to the snowbird lifestyle. Many snowbirds will eventually become “sunbirds” over… Continue Reading

How Staffing Companies Help with EMR Conversions

$40 Billion by 2024.   That’s the estimated global market size of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) highlighted in a 2017 report by Coherent Market Insights. Increased digitization and cloud-based systems are propelling deployment of EMR programs across the global healthcare sector.   Here in the U.S., facilities already using EMR systems are now upgrading to improve delivery, function and speed. These conversions and upgrades are ultimately beneficial for long-term operations and patient care but can feel like a cog in the wheel for staff. Develop… Continue Reading

Picking a Vendor Manager with Proven Success

Steps to 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…. 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!

Short on 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… 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 organization’s 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

Quality & Efficiency 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… 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