While we've seen many sectors in the recruitment industry shift from candidate-short to candidate-rich, which you can read more about in our whitepaper, the healthcare recruitment industry remains challenged in attracting and placing staff quickly into roles, and is now facing additional strains as a result of the global pandemic.
Almost every hospital is currently short-staffed, particularly in critical specialist roles. Yet with healthcare workers on the front-line of the pandemic, many have had to isolate due to developing symptoms of the virus, impacting the pool of available candidates.
Nick Simpson, CEO & Founder of MSI Group and client of Volcanic, has shared his views on the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare recruitment sector in this article published by nurses.co.uk. We pulled out some key quotes:
Candidates are extremely worried about not being sufficiently protected in their workplace, so are choosing to stop working for the time being.
We expect the demand for critical care and general nurses to remain high.
In the longer term, the backlogs created by the suspension of these services [Radiology, Physio and Occupational Therapy and health visiting] should lead to increased demand."
Volcanic is proud to be part of Access Healthcare Recruitment software, an integrated solution designed to ease the challenges and complexities that healthcare agencies face.
Combining Access Recruitment CRM, Access Screening and recruitment websites by Volcanic, healthcare agencies can quickly place candidates, match shifts, manage complex rates and ensure medical staff are compliant with the right healthcare checks needed - all with minimal effort from one supplier.
Watch the video below to learn how Volcanic is supporting healthcare agencies in attracting talent quickly, and accelerating speed to hire through powerful integrations with third-party systems.
For more information, book a demo with a member of our team today or give us a call on 0845 340 4475.