25 Questions to Evaluate Your
Healthcare Staffing Technology
The temporary healthcare staffing industry is still full of opportunities if you’re prepared for them—the segment is expected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, far outpacing the projected seven percent growth for overall employment. But with competition for limited talent increasing and a host of compliance challenges for staffing firms, it’s also rife with unique obstacles and pitfalls. Is your firm equipped to handle them?
With the right technology built specifically for the needs of healthcare staffing firms, you can be more productive and provide better service to your candidates and clients. Ask yourself the following questions and jot down your score to assess how well you are leveraging healthcare staffing technology.
Healthcare staffing is built on relationships—relationships with your clients, providers, and recruiters. But much of the current technology used in the industry isn’t built to manage relationships. Applicant tracking systems (ATS) built specifically for staffing professionals are designed to handle complex and numerous relationships across both candidates/providers and hiring facilities all in one system. If you aren’t able to answer yes to the questions below, it may be time to invest in a solution that helps you efficiently manage your candidates and clients.
For each section, add up the number of questions that you can respond to with a positive answer. This will help you determine which areas you may want to supplement with a healthcare staffing technology solution.
What your score means: A low score means you have room for growth when it comes to managing relationships with your providers and/or facilities. Examine your answers. If technological limitations are preventing you from providing the attention your providers and facilities deserve, consider using an ATS built for staffing healthcare professionals.
The talent shortage—the number one challenge across the industry, according to most professionals—isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. With new candidates becoming increasingly hard to find, how can you make up for the gap?
One solution: redeploy more of your existing workers after their assignment ends. A quarter of staffing firms redeploy less than 10 percent of their workers, meaning for 90 percent of workers, the time and resources to find, credential, and place those providers is lost. To maximize your efficiency and profitability, redeploy more of your workforce.
What your score means: A low score means you have an opportunity to redeploy more candidates—and become more profitable and efficient as a result. Leverage an ATS with the above capabilities to boost your redeployment rate.
Your firm isn’t going to grow by accident. An ATS with robust reporting capabilities is critical if you want to understand your business and how you can grow it. Check your current capabilities against this set of questions to see if you have everything you need to flourish.
What your score means: If you have a low score, you may consider using a reporting solution that lets you track all of your pertinent business data. Monitoring this data enables you to make more informed decisions about your time, resources, and investments.
Healthcare staffing is only getting more competitive. Are you delivering a better service than your competition? If the technology you use to run your firm is limited, your ability to deliver a great experience will be, too. Here are some top performance questions to consider.
What your score means: Each ‘yes’ is a feature your firm can use to provide an incredible service and perform more efficiently. Take note of the capabilities you’re currently lacking and determine if they’ll help you meet your goals.
To succeed in healthcare staffing, it’s essential to be able to perform a wide array of tasks and do them well. Technology built with healthcare staffing needs in mind allows you to execute on the unique demands of the healthcare industry and on the unique demands of the recruiting profession. With the right approach and the right technology, your firm will be in a great position to increase business and provide an incredible experience to your candidates and clients in 2018 and well beyond.
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