AHSA News

AHSA Recognized with Community Impact Award

by Fanie Pieterse

Traverse City, Mich. (Oct. 22, 2019) - AHSA announced today that it was awarded the Community Impact Award from Jackson & Coker, a nationwide Locum Tenens staffing firm. Jackson & Coker's Community Impact Awards program honors its partners who go above and beyond to create a better experience for patients and to increase access to care. “It’s a gre

For Healthcare Hiring Managers: 7 Tips for Recruiting Hard-to-Fill Positions

by Fanie Pieterse

With U.S. healthcare’s unemployment rate at just 2.4% in January 2019, and the number of healthcare job openings up by 79,000 in December 2018, it can feel more challenging than ever to hire the clinicians we need. Over half of healthcare executives have already taken steps to adopt talent acquisition solutions such as recruitment and staffing firms, managed servi

Tips for Improving Candidate Placement into Healthcare MSP and VMS

by Fanie Pieterse

With over two thirds of travel nurses being hired through managed service provider (MSP) programs and/or vendor management system (VMS) technologies, it can feel more competitive than ever for staffing agencies to place a candidate into a temporary assignment. In some cases, openings may receive multiple profiles, while difficult-to-recruit positions may receive ver

My MSP/VMS Is Not Delivering; Should I Switch Providers?

by Fanie Pieterse

Over the past decade, adoption of MSP programs and VMS technology to better manage healthcare staffing has grown dramatically. More than two thirds of travel nurses are being hired through MSP/VMS programs and further adoption and expansion is expected across all clinical staffing specialties.

MSP and VMS in Healthcare: What’s the Difference?

by Fanie Pieterse

With healthcare organizations experiencing faster-than-average employment growth and clinician unemployment rates at a low point, hiring managers are scrambling to recruit qualified clinicians to fill the gaps in their staff schedules. Initially, they cover their needs through working directly with a select number of trusted staffing agencies. However, as their temp