One common complaint that hospitals tend to have with travel nursing companies is the “salesman” approach.
What does that mean?
It is what occurs when a travel nursing recruiter or client manager over-promises on a nurse’s fit for the position and the nurse does not live up to the expectations.
Unfortunately, once this happens with one or two companies it is easy to believe that this is what all companies will do.
Trusting that a travel nursing company is going to deliver quality candidates is vitally important to ensure good patient care at your hospital. This is particularly true if using travelers is part of your staffing strategy on a regular basis. So if this is your experience, here are some previous posts I have written that will give you some more background on and help you do more research into the process that the companies use to evaluate the qualifications of their travelers and what they do to determine they are a good fit at your hospital.
- Evaluating a Company’s Nursing and Allied Health Candidates
- How to evaluate a traveler’s resume
- Why should I use one company over another to meet my healthcare staffing needs?
- What types of nurse staffing do travel nursing companies provide?
- What skills or competencies do healthcare staffing companies require for travel RNs?
- How nurse managers can improve a hospital’s use of travel nurses