When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, the need for healthcare professionals skyrocketed, which exposed the nationwide problem of a critical nursing shortage. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses (RNs) is expected to grow roughly nine percent through 2030. This high demand, along with a mass exodus of nurses leaving the workforce, will create significant problems for healthcare organizations across the country. That’s where healthcare staffing agencies can help.
Maxim Healthcare Staffing is recognized as a leading provider of healthcare staffing in the country, and our recruiters have an excellent understanding of the needs of healthcare candidates. We have successfully helped thousands of healthcare workers find the best employment opportunities, and we can do the same for you. If you’re ready to experience some of the many benefits of working with a healthcare staffing agency, browse through our available openings.
4 Benefits of Working with a Healthcare Staffing Agency
1. Prevents Sudden Staff Shortages or Unfilled Positions
When a healthcare organization experiences staff shortages, the ripple effects can be devastating, from overworked employees, frustrated employees and the failure to adequately meet the needs of the community. There are many potential causes of sudden staff shortages or unfilled positions, such as:
- Population increases
- A global pandemic
- Maternity leave
- Family and medical leave (FMLA)
2. Saves Time Finding and Interviewing Qualified Candidates
Healthcare organizations understand that sourcing, screening and interviewing candidates requires an enormous amount of time and energy. Also, the process of hiring new employees pulls crucial staff away from higher-level priorities. This is one of the many reasons that a healthcare staffing agency can be so valuable. Healthcare staffing agencies are able to source, screen and interview candidates to find the most qualified ones for an organization’s needs. Another advantage of a staffing agency is that they already have a substantial database of potential candidates, which is especially helpful if the staffing need is urgent.
3. Outsource the Headache of Payroll, Credentialing and Management Issues
Beyond finding qualified candidates, most healthcare staffing agencies assist with the management of their staff. The credentialing department of a staffing agency facilitates the entire hiring process, which includes ensuring that all credentials are in place and decreasing the burden on the organization.
4. Travel Health Professionals to Fill Temporary Positions
Healthcare staffing agencies also have strong relationships with traveling healthcare professionals. Because of the nationwide nursing shortage, it’s becoming more challenging to quickly fill healthcare positions, especially in underserved areas of the country. With the assistance of a staffing agency, there is greater access to a wide network of travel nurses and allied health professionals to quickly staff open positions, including qualified candidates that are not from the local area.
The Advantages of Partnering with Maxim
At Maxim, we take pride in how we treat our healthcare professional partners, including making a range of benefits available to them.
Some of the healthcare professional benefits include:
- Medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage
- Long-term disability and life insurance options
- 401 (k) retirement plan
- MyTime program to earn paid time off
- Weekly paychecks
- Emergency on-call line available 24/7
Also, our Maxim recruiters are dedicated to supporting our healthcare professionals every step of the journey, from the initial interviews to the first day on the job.
Additionally, our recruiters ensure that you:
- Save time searching for your next role
- Explore a variety of job openings that fit your needs
- Receive personalized career consultations
- Connect with educational opportunities
- Have access to online training
- Get your resume and cover letter on the fast track
Experience the Benefits of a Healthcare Staffing Agency with Maxim
Healthcare organizations across the country have benefitted from staffing agencies such as Maxim. For those interested in learning more about the benefits of partnering with Maxim, search through our available job opportunities to get in touch with a recruiter today.