Whose job is it to provide a temporary healthcare professional with housing?

This is something you do not have to worry about if you are considering using travelers at your hospital. Housing is something that the healthcare staffing company you are working with should definitely take care of. They usually have a housing department that handles finding their travel healthcare professionals suitable housing and furnishing it, which …

Can a hospital extend a temporary travel nursing assignment?

Ideally of course you would like to fill your open nursing position with a permanent nurse or have a staffing plan in place that lets you know in advance when you are going to need temporary staff to supplement your full time staff. However, if neither of those are the case, then yes most healthcare staffing …

Why would a healthcare professional want to work on a temporary basis?

There is a misconception out there at times that a nurse may be interested in travel assignments because she could not cut it in a permanent position. In reality, not only has research shown that temporary nurses are as qualified if not more so than permanent nurses, but there are also other reasons they may be interested in a temporary …

Evaluating a Healthcare Staffing Company's Cost

Of course no evaluation of healthcare staffing companies would be complete without a look at cost. However, we have saved cost for last because it is really a combination of the first two factors the quality of the candidate and the system of its delivery. Obviously cost is a complicated and may be more than …

Evaluating a Company's Nursing and Allied Health Candidates

The quality and quantity of nursing and allied health candidates that a staffing company provide is really the core of their business and is one of the main reasons you should be considering working with a staffing company in the first place. There are four key components to this: Nursing and Allied Health Candidate Pool Size, Recruiting …

Why should I use one company over another to meet my healthcare staffing needs?

There are a lot of factors to look at when it comes to determining what travel nursing company you think will meet the needs of your hospital best. We looked at these partially earlier in two posts, one about evaluate the healthcare staffing vendors and another about  healthcare staffing providers financially stability, but now we will take …