In case you missed it, there’s a record number of job openings compared to unemployed professionals in the U.S. Currently, the unemployment rate is 3.6 percent and nearly 5.7 million people are looking for new jobs, according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The old saying goes, “Knowing is half the battle,” so with this information in hand, how can you fine-tune your recruiting and hiring process to find and attract high-skilled job seekers? First, let’s find out more about this influx in job searchers and how you can use it to your advantage.
Why the influx in job seekers?
Why are we witnessing what some are calling “the great resignation”? A Pew Research Center survey found the majority of Americans who quit a job in 2021 cited low pay, few opportunities for advancement, and feeling disrespected at work as reasons for quitting. The survey also discovered most workers who quit and found new employment are experiencing better pay, more opportunities for advancement, as well as more work-life balance and flexibility.
When it comes to the healthcare industry, the Clinician of the Future global report identified 68 percent of nurses believe their jobs have changed drastically in the past 10 years, with many reporting their jobs have gotten worse. Deborah Burger, registered nurse (RN) and president of National Nurse United, said healthcare workers are leaving jobs due to low pay, burnout, and COVID-19 safety concerns.
As a result, many healthcare workers are turning to travel roles to find better pay and benefits, with travel nurses now making up eight-to-10 percent of nursing staff. This mass exodus of workers is also giving healthcare workers the opportunity to advocate for the areas in which they’re needing support, such as better technology training, guidance on telehealth practices, and other resources.
“We asked clinicians for what they need, and now it’s our responsibility as a healthcare industry to act,” said Dr. Thomas “Tate” Erlinger, vice president of clinical analytics at Elsevier Health.
Ultimately, it’s a job seeker’s world right now and offering the best job search functionality, more opportunities, and competitive options, like pay package, support, and benefits to workers is key to attracting and retaining high-quality talent.
Fusion Marketplace brings job seekers to you
A decade ago, your agency recruiters may have had to attend countless seminars, lunch and learns, and other events to meet fresh healthcare candidates. Nowadays, technology has largely taken over, so while those in-person meet and greets still have their benefits, recruiters aren’t as dependent on them to reel in new talent. However, if you’re really looking for the best of the best healthcare professionals, become a Fusion Marketplace agency partner and let Marketplace bring job applicants to you.
Fusion Marketplace is a one-stop-shop for healthcare travelers and staffing agencies alike. As you look for high-skilled job seekers, those same qualified professionals are looking for you—Marketplace simply brings you together.
Here, you can create company and recruiter profiles to give travelers insight into who you are. Let them get to know you so that when you list your job advertisements front and center for job seekers to easily find, they’ll want to know more about what you have to offer professionally. Plus, with an added focus on transparency, Marketplace encourages you to enlarge the fine print and enhance job visibility. According to recent studies, the more information there is on a job posting, the more likely you are to attract candidates. Within each job ad on Fusion Marketplace, you can add details on:
- Job location
- Job type
- Weekly hours
- Pay package
- Staffing agency
With full job transparency on Marketplace, job seekers know what to expect—there’s no surprises. Fusion Marketplace makes it effortless for you to attract talent because it offers multiple ways for them to find you: Through your agency, through your job locations, through your pay package rates, or through your job types. With advanced search options on Fusion Marketplace, job seekers can easily find your opportunities, but it’s the job transparency that will entice them to apply to your jobs and keep them coming back for future opportunities.
Another perk of tapping into an elevated candidate flow on Fusion Marketplace is the streamlined compliance process. Through traveler profiles, healthcare job seekers are able to upload and save their important information like skills checklists, licenses, certification, education, and more. So, when a traveler applies to your job, you can vet them based on the information published in their profile. Now you no longer have to spend hours sifting through loads of paperwork to ensure a candidate is qualified for the job. Instead, Fusion Marketplace makes it easier on both you and the traveler.
In a job seeker’s market, it’s important for you to leverage what you have to offer to attract and retain more high-skilled talent. When you partner with Fusion Marketplace, the heavy lifting is done for you, so that way you, you can sit back and allow healthcare workers to come to you. Join a community of agency partners and help transform the future of healthcare staffing.