In today’s healthcare industry, it is no secret that organizations are struggling with increasing costs. Outsourced staffing is a cost-effective approach for healthcare organizations looking to reduce expenses without compromising quality.
Based on data provided by the healthcare technology company, AKASA, using internal sources to recruit and fill job openings is a more expensive and time-consuming process than you might think.
Their research found it can take over 200 days and cost almost $6,000 to staff a senior-level role. Even entry-level placements take close to three months of recruiting at a cost of more than $2,000. Additionally, when hiring new employees, hard costs like advertising and onboarding aren’t factored into those estimates. There’s also the hidden cost of time from human resources, IT, and other staff who must help with onboarding and training.
Furthermore, if a new hire needs to be brought up to par, extra resources are needed for another round of training or recruitment for immediate needs. Any and all of these factors can lead to significant losses in terms of money and time. Even worse, these distractions can take away from ensuring existing personnel give patients top-notch care.
Outsourced staffing services eliminate the costs of recruiting and training by supplying you with a pool of top talent whose qualifications have already been vetted. And by outsourcing staffing services for travel or per diem nurses, you don’t have to allocate additional resources towards full-time wages and benefits.