Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Categories: Healthcare Recruiting


Turnover is often high in the healthcare industry, with an average turnover rate of over 20%. When you’re looking for individuals to fill open positions on your team, working with a staffing agency will provide several key advantages, including to help streamline the hiring process



Advantage #1: A staffing agency often has access to a larger pool of candidates.


Whether you’re looking for someone to fill a specialized position or you’re determined to find an employee who will be a good fit for your existing company culture, a staffing agency can help provide a wider pool of applicants to choose from. This can ultimately help you find a better fit for your company. In many cases, the staffing agency will also have access to better talent within your field.

If you’re a smaller organization, it’s possible that candidates won’t know about your company. While big hospitals attract a lot of attention, a small doctor’s office might not. By working with a staffing agency, you won’t have to go out of your way by posting your open positions to gain access to a wider candidate pool.



Advantage #2: The staffing agency will help sort through candidates before they get to you.


One of the most time-consuming steps of the recruiting process is going through the resumes and eliminating candidates who aren’t a good fit for your open position. This includes the candidates who don’t have the right experience or certifications, or the ones who didn’t check your degree requirements before applying to your position. When you work with a staffing agency, they will go through those resumes for you, decreasing the amount of time you need to spend on sorting.



Advantage #3: The longer you work with a staffing agency, the better they will understand your needs.


A good staffing agency will take the time to understand what your healthcare organization is looking for in a candidate. They’ll ask a number of questions long before they send you the first set of candidates. Over time, they’ll get to know your company even better: which candidates you’re most likely to hire, what their common attributes are, and what skills and personality traits you really want from a potential hire. Working with a staffing agency will help you find candidates who are increasingly tailored to the specific needs of your healthcare organization.



Advantage #4: A good staffing agency can help streamline the recruiting process.


With an ongoing shortage of the number of healthcare workers available, you can’t afford to drag out the recruiting process. Not only does top talent in the healthcare industry have their choice of positions, you may already be running your organization with less staff than ideal. In other words, when you find the right person, you need to move them through the hiring process as quickly as possible. A good staffing agency can move recruits into your open positions faster, allowing you to focus on more important business needs, for example, of caring for your patients.


Are you looking for individuals to fill positions within your healthcare organization? At Atlantic Group, we work with companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, connecting them with candidates who have the skills, experience, and education they need to fill the open positions within their organizations. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you find the best candidates for your open positions.

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