In the United States, there are over twelve million healthcare workers with men representing approximately twenty percent of the workforce. Many people believe that a healthcare employment agency finds temporary employment for healthcare workers by matching them with healthcare employment opportunities but healthcare employment agency actually match up healthcare workers with permanent, temporary, and part-time employment.
Individuals looking for temporary and permanent employment have a wide variety of professional, managerial, and educational experience. Some of the many healthcare occupations that a healthcare employment agency find both temporary and permanent positions for include nurses, nursing aides, x-ray technicians, medical secretaries, homecare workers, and physiotherapists.
Paid by an employer or company, a healthcare employment agency recruits healthcare workers, screens them to find suitable candidates for a specific job and places them in permanent or temporary healthcare positions. Often, companies looking to fill temporary healthcare positions end up hiring the employee permanently if they are pleased with the job performed.
A healthcare employment agency deals with a hidden job market because three-quarters of the positions they fill are unadvertised jobs. They save employers’ time because it is up to the agency to screen and select suitable candidates. The company doing the hiring or looking for temporary help makes the final decision after interviewing several individuals recommended through the healthcare employment agency, suitable for the a fulltime or temporary positions.
Instead of using a healthcare employment agency, some nurses choose a nursing recruitment agency instead. Many nurses do shift work or only work on weekends and because of their hours or dedication to nursing, they do not have the time to search for another job. This is why many nurses choose a nursing recruitment agency when looking for a better paying job, a change of scenery, better working conditions or other reasons. Prospective nursing candidates have a wider job range to select from using an agency rather than looking on their own through newspapers and job advertisements.
Nurses looking for career advancement positions often choose a nursing recruitment agency because they analyze the skill set of the nurse to make sure she or he is not over or under-qualified for specific job positions. If under-qualified for a specialty nursing position, the agency helps the nurse identify skill set gaps and often recommends the necessary training to meet the required qualifications.
When suitable jobs become available, they contact the nurse giving them a chance at a job that meets their qualifications. Both a healthcare employment agency and nursing recruitment agency often carry out the first round or initial candidate interviews. Looking for a new job position is easier using a healthcare employment agency.