Hiring in Healthcare: 4 Reasons to Work with a Staffing Firm

by Roseanne Segovia 03/18/2021

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the vital and life-saving role healthcare workers play in our world. It’s a tough job and one that is essential to our everyday health and wellbeing. When COVID-19 emerged, hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices quickly became short-staffed and overwhelmed. Even now that cases have dropped significantly, the healthcare industry is facing a new staffing challenge with the rollout of vaccines and more hands needed to keep up with demand.

According to Healthcare Dive, healthcare job growth predictions are projected to add about 2.4 million new jobs by 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. This takes into account the high turnover rate in the industry as well as changes in care delivery and the adoption of telehealth, not to mention workforce burnout resulting from the pandemic.

Traditional hiring practices can be time-consuming between posting the job, reviewing resumes and everything in between. But you don’t have to go at it alone. Here are four ways a staffing firm could be the answer to your staffing needs.

Access to a Network of Candidates

Many job seekers work with staffing firms as a way of finding connections to open positions they may not know about or are not publicly posted. When healthcare providers need to make quick hires — especially in operations and clinical-based roles — having a staffing firm that is already working with candidates ready to jump in is a huge bonus. This also means the healthcare provider will have employees that have already been vetted by the recruiter for their background, skillsets, and availability. This not only saves time and streamlines the hiring process, but also ensures they will have top talent to help them tackle the work from Day One.

Partnerships with Healthcare Systems

Top staffing firms that have a focus on healthcare often work directly with hospitals, physicians, multi-specialty groups, and a multitude of healthcare providers. This gives them insight into those organizations’ specific needs, allowing them to quickly find talent to fill open positions. This partnership also means each party knows what they’re getting — the healthcare provider develops a rapport and relationship with the firm and can rely on them as their go-to; likewise, the staffing firm gains an understanding of the organization’s values and what’s important to them, ensuring they find candidates who will most benefit the provider. This partnership also benefits job seekers, as they will be more likely to get a position quicker by working with a staffing firm “in-the-know” of who is hiring.

They Know the Lingo

HIPAA, HEDIS, coding — it’s safe to say healthcare is a complex industry. It takes someone with deep knowledge in the field to truly understand the everyday demands of a healthcare role. You also need to understand the technical aspects that go into it — computer platforms, the complicated world of billing, compliance, the list goes on. A staffing firm that has recruiters dedicated to the healthcare industry is your best bet in ensuring they can support your needs. They will understand the nuances of the roles you need to fill and have the expertise to help you get the job done.

Flexible with Ever-Changing Needs

When many people think about hiring, they think about filling full-time positions for already established roles. And while staffing firms often support direct hiring needs, they can help with contract or short-term roles as well, something that can be more difficult for a traditional recruiter or hiring manager to handle. This is especially true in the healthcare industry. This past year stretched healthcare systems to the brim with a high influx of patients. This means more billing, more insurance verifications, customer service, and collections needs. A healthcare provider might be looking for a few more hands on deck to get through all the paperwork. A staffing firm can help them find immediate help to tackle big projects and may even lead to a part- or full-time hire down the road if the opportunity is available. Whatever the needs, a staffing firm specializing in healthcare can make it happen.

Healthcare is a high-demand field. Let Addison Group do the heavy lifting and find you the support you need to get the job done. Learn more about our healthcare staffing services and reach out today to partner with us for your hiring needs.