Supplier Spotlight: Elite Medical Staffing Group

Company Location: St. Louis, MO  Type of Staffing: Nursing and Allied Health  Name: Kristyn Picket  Job Title: Staffing Coordinator SW: How often do you use ShiftWise? Elite: Every day! SW: What was your staffing experience like prior to ShiftWise? Elite: Successful, but there were many staffing errors of pre booked shifts. SW: Your fill rates have increased since you fully implemented ShiftWise, what’s been the leading factor driving that success? Elite: More accurate booking, less back and forth over phone. Matching to orders is a brilliant idea! SW: What is your typical process of booking a candidate to an open order? Elite: Majority of our staff are on LT orders with BJC. We do book additional shifts for our LT staff and per diem. It is easy, and being able...

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