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3 eye opening reasons to cancel dead (but still open) shifts

It starts with a need for staff. A shift comes open and you have to fill it. But then, census drops, an internal staff person picked up the shift, or you simply no longer have the need. Even though the need is gone, the order is still open or pending and you let it go. Multiply that by a few…

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ASPR 2014 Recap: Weighing in on the physician shortage

Physician recruiters are looking for ways to better procure locum tenens. Industry insider Brandon Tate attended the annual ASPR conference and sat down with us to share his experience. SW: What was the biggest buzz about physician recruitment at the conference? Brandon: The biggest topic at this year’s conference was finding more efficient ways to do recruiting. The healthcare industry as…

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8 surefire ways to staff more efficiently

Staffing in today’s healthcare world can seem like a daunting task.  Through the use of a vendor management system, folks are finding more efficient ways to find qualified staff to fill their needs. With the right set of tools and a positive mindset, a vacant position can become a filled position in a few short steps. 1.)   Anticipating the need…

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Interviewing Techniques for Selecting the Perfect Employee

Hiring the perfect employee is not easy. Even the best attempts to screen applicants with testing, background checks, reference checks or interviews will often end in disappointment. The best screeners, those that have spent their entire careers honing their skills, will rarely do better than 60% good hires. So, how do you stack the odds in your favor when screening…

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Sure, more nurses equals better care… but what about the costs?

It’s not exactly earth-shattering that when a health facility adds more staff to care for a patient, the quality of that care goes up. There are a number of studies that make this very claim. One such report was released in late 2013 claiming that readmission rates shrink when more nurses are added. It’s compelling data, especially when you consider…

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