HealthcareSource Celebrates National Nurses Week with New Resources to Help Across the Continuum of Care

Offers actionable advice to reduce nurses’ time-to-start

Woburn, Mass. – May 6, 2019 – HealthcareSource®, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, is celebrating National Nurses Week (May 6-12) with the launch of its Nurse Hiring Toolkit, filled with talent management insights and resources to help healthcare administrators and HR professionals along the entire nurse-hiring journey. According to research data from Lean Human Capital by HealthcareSource, it takes 73 days from requisition to start for typical nurse roles, and for critical, hard-to-fill positions, that time nearly doubles to 144 days.

“Nurses are on the frontline of patient care every day, and National Nurses Week is an ideal opportunity to recognize the essential role they play in providing quality healthcare to patients, residents, and their families,” said David Wilkins, HealthcareSource Chief Strategy Officer. “At HealthcareSource, we understand the urgency all healthcare organizations face in keeping people in these essential roles, both to provide quality care and to support their businesses.”

Lean Human Capital data finds that nearly half of the average nurse’s time-to-start is spent on just two hiring steps: sourcing and pre-screening qualified candidates (23 days) and interviewing candidates (14 days). This toolkit provides actionable takeaways for reducing time spent on these steps, including:

  • Recruitment marketing
  • Structured interviews
  • Scientifically validated behavioral assessments
  • Onboarding improvements
  • Talent management technology

In addition to the launch of the Nurse Hiring Toolkit, HealthcareSource is also releasing its Skilled Nursing Cost-of-Vacancy Calculator, expanding on the information it had made accessible via its RN Cost-of-Vacancy Calculator.

“Every day, 10,000 Americans become senior citizens, and the shortage of talented skilled nurses is one of the most significant challenges healthcare leaders face,” Wilkins said. “To address this challenge and meet healthcare needs of an aging population, organizations must reduce nurse vacancies, shorten time-to-fill rates, decrease turnover, and make sure hiring managers have the skills and resources to recruit and retain the right talent.”

The HealthcareSource Skilled Nursing Cost of Vacancy Calculator measures the costs skilled nursing organizations incur due to vacancies and premium labor expenses and enables them to understand how talent shortages directly affect the bottom line.

Both the Nurse Hiring Toolkit and the Skilled Nursing Cost-of-Vacancy Calculator give healthcare administrators and talent management professionals resources to hire nurses more quickly and more strategically to reduce time-to-fill and improve quality of hire.

About HealthcareSource

HealthcareSource® is the only comprehensive talent management suite designed specifically to support the healthcare talent ecosystem. Our software, services, content, and analytics enable more than 3,500 healthcare organizations, senior care providers, and staffing agencies, spanning over 6,000 locations, to ensure quality patient and client care by recruiting, retaining, and developing quality talent. HealthcareSource and its award-winning healthcare talent management solutions have been recognized by industry analysts and trade groups.

HealthcareSource Media Contact:
Norma Gaffin