Sifting through hundreds of applications, scheduling and conducting interviews can be a long, tedious and maybe even frustrating process. As a healthcare professional, wasting this kind of time just isn’t something that you can fit into your schedule. By working with a staffing agency, the number of candidates will be narrowed down only to those who are truly qualified for the position.
From this slimmed-down, pre-vetted list, you will be able to spend less time choosing from qualified individuals for interviews. Less time spent going through applications means more time spent with your patients. To help save time, energy and even money, the benefits of working with a staffing agency are unmatched when it comes to the hiring process in the healthcare field.
It’s a Major Time Saver
As previously mentioned, a staffing agency will be able to choose the candidates that are qualified, and certified, for the position in which they are applying. This will save you time because you won’t have to filter through the applications yourself. Additionally, interviews will be more productive because you will be meeting with only those who would be right for the job.
If you need to add members to your team as soon as possible, a staffing agency can provide you with a temp that is already experienced, requiring minimum training. They would be able to jump right in and start helping your practice. Either way, you would be able to cut back the amount of time you spend on the hiring process.
You Can Avoid Resume Burnout
In 2013, more than 90,000 students graduated form a postsecondary institution with a health professions degree, according to the Institute of Education Sciences. It is likely that this many graduates every year are looking for a job in the healthcare field. So when you advertise for an open position, you are probably going to be flooded with resumes.
Resume burnout happens when you spend hours upon hours poring over hundreds of pieces of paper. These resumes might even start to blend together, causing you to forget who was who and which ones stood out. With a staffing agency, a team of experienced professionals will do this work for you — organizing those who are most qualified for the position. Your sanity will be saved, and you can get back to focusing on your patients.
The Cost Saving Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency
You might be thinking that you don’t want to hire an agency because it would cost you money, but try putting it into perspective. When you don’t hire someone to help, you could make the mistake of missing a candidate that would be perfect for the job, due to that pesky resume burnout. With a staffing agency, the cost savings of a lower employee turnover rate would be incalculable.
And as the old adage goes, “time is money.” We know that slimming down the list of candidates saves you time, but so would a lower turnover. When you hire someone who is right for the job, right off the bat, you can avoid training multiple people in a short period of time and the financial costs of doing so.
The benefits of working with a staffing agency really can’t be overstated. Does your practice or healthcare institution need more staff members? If so, contact us at TheraEx Staffing today to learn more about how we can make the hiring process easier for you.