Staffing Industry Analyst’s May 2012 Healthcare Staffing Growth Update projected 9% growth in 2012 and a growth projection (loss) of 7% in 2013. Despite the projected loss, the Healthcare Staffing Industry is expected to post $9.8 billion in 2013. Healthcare Staffing is big business with big challenges and evaluating an enterprise technology solution that will position a staffing firm to stay competitive and mitigate risk may be one of the most important decisions at the executive level.
In an industry like healthcare staffing, a high level of automation is key to finding quality candidates quickly. In addition, the technology must also help healthcare organizations stay compliant and mitigate the risks associated with onboarding healthcare personnel. When we asked our healthcare clients about their most important staffing technology requirements, most of the them answer that one of the most important features of healthcare staffing technology is the Credentials Management module. Why? Because the credentialing process is extremely time consuming and typically provides the most internal headaches. If you are a healthcare staffing firm, an automated credentialing system may be the most valuable service you can provide your healthcare clients. If you are a healthcare organization with an internal recruiting department, you know how tedious this process can be to the overall recruitment process.
An integrated credentials management module within your ATS is a solution developed specifically for healthcare recruiting organizations to simplify the entire credentialing process with enhanced automations that literally shave off hours of data entry and down time that greatly impedes the healthcare recruiting process. Here are some of the capabilities created by an automated credentials management solution:
1. Healthcare candidates can apply online to open jobs and submit documents such as licenses and certifications that are automatically parsed into the Talent Acquisition Technology.
2. Auto-generated messages are sent to healthcare candidates/workers to renew and update licenses and certifications.
3. Automated and streamlined workflows and approval processes that greatly reduce time previously spent on data entry and redundant tasks.
4. Historical recording of communications, submissions, updates and approvals.
Healthcare staffing companies that place the utmost importance on their credentials management system can increase productivity, lower operational costs and provide their healthcare clients with a tremendous service. It goes without saying that quality healthcare employees increases the potential of quality healthcare for patients...everybody wins.