3 Best Medical Staffing Solutions To Know in 2024

Published on February 29, 2024

As we step into 2024, the demand for skilled healthcare professionals continues to rise and evolve. Finding the right doctors, nurses and support staff to join your medical team is crucial. Effective staffing helps to prevent burnout among healthcare professionals while ensuring that patients receive the medical attention they deserve.

Luckily, there are emerging medical staffing trends designed to connect you with qualified staff to ensure seamless operations. Here’s further insight into three of the best healthcare staffing solutions you can use to reshape and strengthen your medical team this coming year and beyond.

Utilizing the Train-and-Hire Model

The train-and-hire model is a transformative approach that is redefining traditional employee development strategies. Conventionally, organizations recruit candidates from job search sites or other organizations. Despite being effective, the process comes with inherent risks, like a shared pool of candidates with all other hiring organizations. The train-and-hire model allows you to build your own talent pool and equip candidates with job-specific skills before employing them formally.

This innovative method addresses the common challenge of hiring individuals who appear ideal on paper but may lack essential education or skills. By identifying candidates with the right background and potential, the train-and-hire model allows you to control the training process and mold your future employees.

A significant advantage of the train-then-hire model lies in its flexibility and customization. You can define prerequisites and tailor training programs to meet specific job requirements. For instance, if you’re seeking a medical lab assistant, consider partnering with a reputable program like MedCerts.

Upskilling and Reskilling

The medical staffing strategies of upskilling and reskilling are potent tools for fostering growth and adaptability among healthcare workers. Upskilling involves refining existing employees' abilities and propelling their current roles and careers in your organization. Meanwhile, reskilling focuses on training healthcare staff for diverse roles, catering to the advancing needs of the industry.

As a healthcare leader, prioritizing certifications and training initiatives often becomes vital when building and sustaining a top-tier workforce. The staffing approach can:

Boost Employee Retention and Satisfaction

Prioritizing upskilling and reskilling fosters employee loyalty. Despite tempting offers, 55% of healthcare workers are inclined to stay if offered training, underlining the pivotal role of development programs in employee retention. Upskilling isn't just professional growth – it significantly improves overall quality of life (69%), job satisfaction (71%) and standard of living (65%).

Cut Costs

Retaining existing talent proves cost-effective. The 2023 NSI report reveals a 25.9% hospital turnover rate, with an average cost of $46,100 per staff turnover. Upskilling and reskilling emerge as efficient alternatives, offering financial savings and streamlining the recruitment process.

Strategic Partnership With MedCerts

The shift toward innovative solutions involves embracing healthcare staffing and training partnerships, with MedCerts leading the way. By collaborating with us, you can:

  • Build Trust with Prospects Through Apprenticeship: Partnering with MedCerts gives you access to an apprenticeship program that lets you fill vacancies as needed. Enjoy tailored training and benefit from apprentices who integrate seamlessly into your culture, having built relationships during the program.

  • Access an Internal Training Program: Collaborate with MedCerts to implement internal training programs. These programs can enhance the versatility of your current workforce through cross-training. They also ensure the successful development of employees selected for higher positions, leveraging existing skills, personalities and work ethics.

Whether filling a few vacancies or multiple positions across diverse roles and facilities, partnering with MedCerts provides tailored solutions to meet staffing needs. Contact us today to explore the range of options and custom training solutions for your organization.

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Written by
Jennifer Kolb
National Director of Workforce Development

As MedCerts National Director of Workforce Development, Jennifer Kolb is responsible for overseeing strategy and business development efforts at MedCerts with an emphasis on the k-career pipeline.

Prior to MedCerts, Jennifer served in several leadership positions at Tallo and Hawkes Learning where she built and lead sales and marketing, new product launches, technology development updates and an entire product relaunch to be ADA compliant.

Jennifer has spent a decade within the workforce industry working with educators, state leaders, business and industry officials, post-secondary institutions and grant organizations from across the country, all with the mission of bettering people's lives. Coming from a long line of educators and with a business-centered mindset, Jen is passionate about student success and cultivating creative strategies for ensuring all talent has access to educational and career-related opportunities.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Psychology with a focus in business management from Clemson University.

Published on February 29, 2024

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