I've been in healthcare staffing a for many years now. I'd already had some experience as a healthcare staffing recruiter before I joined my current employer; TMK Health Services. When I think back on what it has taken to get to where we are today; it's a wonder we're even here at all. I've been with TMK Health Services since its inception. We started this company from practically nothing; just a few people around a kitchen table eating pizza and jotting down ideas. Before you knew it, we were incorporated and hitting the pavement in an effort to sell our services to healthcare facilities across the US.
When we decided to take on this endeavor, I scoured the internet looking for some direction as to how to start a healthcare staffing firm. There was a lot of material out there and we bought a bunch of it. Unfortunately, most of it was pretty weak; just a lot of topical gibberish with no true substantive training to be found. But, thankfully, through a lot of trials, bumps and bruises, we've finally gotten it all figured out.
I've been working on a program to train people/companies in the art of establishing and maintaining a healthcare staffing agency. I'd like to train a few people/companies at no cost to get their honest feedback and (if effective) testimonials. I'm thinking maybe 5 total. If this is an area that you are seriously considering getting involved with and would be open to receiving free training in exchange for being my guinea pig; please contact me with your contact info and I'll reply to schedule you for training.
I appreciate your fairy tale ideals, but must tell you the reality of the business.
Smaller Mom & Pops don't survive, you need big agencies.
To start a healthcare staffing agency, you need capital and lots of it.
The reason there isn't any books out there, is for that reason.
Big companies don't share the secrets of raising capital
Sorry for the reality check.
If you need a decent SAAS software program to help manage the staffing agency, then you should take a look at JobAdder applicant tracking system - it will help source candidates and manage them through the interview process with ease.
Kevin, are you still offering the mentoring program for individuals starting a staffing agency? Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.