The future of healthcare staffing is a community of agency partners working together to create a healthcare traveler-driven market. With healthcare professionals in greater demand now than ever, the way they job search is changing. Instead of filling out page-long paper job applications, more healthcare travelers rely on online job boards, like Marketplace.
Now, KPG Healthcare partners with Marketplace to provide the best job experience for healthcare travelers, regardless of division or specialty. Learn more about how this healthcare staffing company and find out more on why they chose Marketplace as an industry partner.
About KPG Healthcare
KPG Healthcare has been recruiting and matching healthcare travelers for more than a decade. Since 2011, this healthcare staffing agency has worked with physicians, nurses, and allied professionals to help alleviate labor shortages across U.S. facilities. At KPG, the goal is to “make the highest quality and most fulfilling matches for each healthcare professional” they partner with.
Through this healthcare staffing company, travelers have access to job opportunities that match their background, interests, and experience level. And that’s because the KPG travel recruiters have decades of industry experience and knowledge on each facility’s and each traveler’s needs. So, whether travelers want to relocate, stay close to home, or travel the country, they can do so with KPG Healthcare.
Megan Bebout: Hello! Welcome to your Marketplace spotlight blog feature! To start, can you tell us why travelers should choose to travel with KPG?
Elaina Anderson: Yes! Thank you for having me. There are lots of reasons travelers should choose KPG, but the biggest would be because of the relationships we build. KPG strives to create relationships, we are a company who cares about each individual both inside and out of the hospital.
MB: Relationships are vital, especially the connection between a traveler and recruiter. So, how do you support your travelers?
EA: We support our travelers before, during, and after their assignment. We take the time to get to know the traveler, both personally and professionally. That way, we can build those important relationships and help the traveler accomplish their career goals.
MB: That’s wonderful! What can you tell us about your traveler benefits?
EA: At KPG, our recruiters are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Plus, we offer Insurance, 401K options, and competitive pay packages.
MB: Outside of your benefits, how do you help travelers find the best jobs?
EA: We help travelers find the best jobs by finding out what is important to them when looking for a travel assignment and making sure they’re involved in the in process.
MB: As you know, the U.S. has experienced a labor shortage in healthcare for years. What are your best tips for travelers during the staffing shortage?
EA: Our advice would be to make sure they go in with the mentality of being strong willed and determined to do the job to the fullest ability, regardless of trials and tribulations.
MB: What trends are you seeing in the healthcare staffing industry?
EA: Right now, the healthcare trend is unknown. COVID-19 has thrown the healthcare staffing industry for a loop, so we are constantly adapting and changing to the market needs.
MB: Where across the U.S. are you seeing a strong demand for healthcare?
EA: We’ve consistently seen that California always has a higher demand for registered nurses (RNs).
MB: Other than nursing, what types of jobs are you seeing a high demand for?
EA: Labor and delivery (L&D), operating room (OR), and cath lab are in high demand.
MB: What are some common questions you hear from travelers?
EA: The most common questions we hear are:
- Where should I look for housing? To that, we’d say Furnished Finders is a great option!
- How long does compliance take? Compliance takes about two to three weeks.
- How many years of experience do I need to travel? Typically, you need at least two years of experience, but this depends on your division and specialty.
MB: What advice would you give to first-time healthcare travelers?
EA: Expect the unexpected, be a sponge, and use your first assignment as a learning experience!
MB: Lastly, we’ve seen that transparency is highly valued in healthcare. Why do you think transparency is so important in this industry and how do you practice it?
EA: Transparency creates trust and trust is a foundation in any relationship. And as we’ve learned, relationship-building is a core value for KPG Healthcare.
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