Why You Should Hire a 3rd Party Nurse Recruiter
Why you should hire a 3rd party Nurse Recruiter
If there is not enough qualified staff within your state, a recruiter will also look further afield, in states where the standard of qualification is recognized by the professional bodies in your state. The cost for you, or someone in your organization, to travel from one state to another to locate the right staff can be incredibly expensive and take time. It might even feel a little like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Using an agency can help you save both time and money. You never know, they may have the right person for the position on their books straight away. If not, they can use their contacts, and their marketing, on behalf of you and their other clients. Once they’ve selected people who pass the grade they can then select the candidates they will screen and present to you, should they have the necessary skills.
The recruiter agency can also help you find out what your obligations are regarding employing someone from any state in the US, and what you should look for. If you have never done it previously, it can feel a little daunting. If you’ve tried to recruit from a neighboring state and been burned, you also might have some anxiety over the whole process. Using a company that specializes in nurse recruitment can give you peace of mind. They will be able to talk you through the whole process, including any worst-case scenario issues you may have with the whole deal.
A good third party nurse recruiter agency can often carry out first interviews with the applicant, which suggests the nurse doesn’t have to waste more time going for interviews, maybe even traveling hundreds of miles and end up not being chosen for the second course of interviews. If the recruiter agency does the initial interview, many less-than-qualified candidates can be screened leaving your organization with a better selection. If you choose to provide a second interview to all candidates, then having the recruiter do the first interview will provide you with a more confident candidate.
With the profession in high demand, there is a plethora of nursing interviewees. This builds a problem of over-abundance, and that is a challenge which recruiters have to overcome.
Nursing, nevertheless, is a very demanding job due to long working hours and abnormal working hours. It is not surprising to find nurses shifting to another hospital since it offers better working hours. While recruiting staff, a recruiter has to make sure that they can get qualified nurses who are prepared to join a highly demanding job. Accomplishing this involves finding the candidate is the best fit for your organization. We avoid flooding hospitals with mediocre talent and we truly focus on finding the best candidates.
Third party nurse recruiters can identify gaps in the skill set and advise on training that should be taken to be a better fit for a given position. This is a great differentiator between Proactive and other recruiting agencies. Sometimes applicants apply for jobs and are rejected without knowing the reason for not getting the job. Recognizing the gaps in the skill set indicates remedial action–training–can be taken earlier before wasting time on applying for positions and nurse is not qualified.
Finally, find out about the company you plan to work with will give you personal service and help follow up on any placements to ensure they are happy. Talk to them about how they screen candidates, and what sort of information you will need to supply them so they can find the right person for you. Finding support for your nurse recruitment can help you maintain an excellent standard of care, and help you focus on what it is that you do best, without having to also recruit new staff.
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