Now more than ever, a healthcare traveler’s “speed to market” is absolutely vital. Speed to market is the time it takes for a business or agency to present a product/idea to the market. In the healthcare traveling industry, the “products” are the professional healthcare travelers, and the “markets” are the facilities that need a helping hand from a healthcare professional. As the competition for healthcare travelers grows, travelers need to work quickly and efficiently to land their ideal placement.
Since location is often a top priority for most healthcare travelers, there’s even more pressure to get started sooner. With intense competition, jobs in highly desirable locations are usually the first to be filled. How do professional healthcare travelers set themselves apart from the competition to obtain their desired job?
A traveler profile speeds up the process of placement
For one, healthcare travelers shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to simply apply for their next assignment. By creating a traveler profile, healthcare professionals can store and save all important information in one convenient location to customize their job hunt and make the process significantly easier. Within the profile, healthcare travelers can add their skills list, upload licenses, add certifications, and use the “one click apply” button to quickly submit job applications. By merging healthcare job openings onto one platform, professional healthcare travelers have the freedom to accelerate their search, while agencies are able to find talent faster. By taking control of your healthcare career, you’re able to build the ideal placement that works for you, compare multiple jobs from different agencies, and get matched to the right job you’ve been searching for. It’s all streamlined to make the job search and placement easier for you. When you upload your resume, licenses and certifications, you can quick apply to the jobs you’ve got your eye on.
Flexibility and adaptability are key. In 2020, many permanently staffed healthcare professionals left their positions to join the traveling healthcare field where they could work 32 to 40 hours a week, while earning the same amount, if not more, than they did as perm staff. To accommodate this increased competition for jobs, healthcare travelers should take advantage of the autonomy they have over their careers and try to be flexible for what they’re looking for. Healthcare Traveler Today said, “Whether it’s being more open to more locations and compromising special scheduling or shift requests, the more flexible a traveler can be, the more likely you can find a new assignment faster.”
Traveling healthcare professionals know that timely and efficient placement is the core to a successful career. However, it’s easy to create a customized traveler profile on Fusion Marketplace and the sooner they put themselves out there, the closer they are to landing their dream job.
How Fusion Marketplace can help with speed to market
It can be a struggle to keep track of all the necessary steps and paperwork needed to start a career as a professional healthcare traveler. Fusion Marketplace is a one-stop-shop to give travelers full control over how, where, and when they work, with less bumps in the road to getting there. Full healthcare job visibility is offered to quickly find results tailored to healthcare specialties, location interests, and lifestyle. It also provides the ability to compare benefits and pay packages across different roles and staffing agencies. Fusion Marketplace helps traveling healthcare professionals set themselves up for success with a traveler profile that puts them in touch with the right jobs, the right agencies, and the right resources to help with speed to placement.
Healthcare professionals also need a trustworthy and supportive recruiter to help them make the best decisions for their careers and overall lives. To accomplish this goal, healthcare travelers must communicate openly with their recruiters, being honest about difficult choices, pain points, and any other qualms. Great recruiters want their travelers to be successful and enhanced communication only increases the chances of traveler career and personal needs being met. Fusion Marketplace has new features rolling out that make it easier to rate and review recruiters and see their score from other likeminded healthcare professionals.
Lastly, it’s not a secret that continuing education units (CEUs) are essential to a thriving healthcare career. CEUs allow healthcare travelers to maintain updated licenses and certifications, plus help land their next travel assignment that much faster. With more skills on a resume and in a traveler profile, the more a traveling healthcare worker will be sought-after.
There’s no better time than now. Healthcare travel jobs are expanding with convenience and speed to placement at the epicenter of professional traveler’s must-haves. This fast-moving healthcare workforce won’t slow down, so it’s time for healthcare professionals and staffing agencies to speed up and keep up with the demand.