In a recent survey put out by Staffing Industry Analysts, healthcare credentialing was found to take longer than five to six weeks to verify credentials. A basic part of the candidate onboarding process, verifying credentialing ensures that the contingent worker or full time employee possesses the necessary skills and training to render superior patient care. When this process takes over five weeks, the delay could pose significant problems for health systems in need of top talent in a short period of time. To improve the credentialing verification and overall onboarding process, consider partnering with a managed service provider.
A Managed Service Provider Makes Onboarding Easy
A careful review of market research shows that 81% of hospitals are currently using contingent labor. This increase has also posed some problems for health systems in managing growing contingent labor programs. How do you acquire and successfully onboard growing numbers of contingent workers in a time frame that accommodates critical needs for caregivers? The answer is to partner with a managed service provider to outsource this critical piece of contingent workforce management. Consider the following ways in which a managed service provider can ease health systems’ onboarding pains:
- Dedicated teams prescreen candidates and verify credentials. A key components of a partnership with a managed service provider such as RightSourcing, is a dedicated team to prescreen contingent labor candidates and to verify credentials. These dedicated teams are skilled in obtaining the right credential verifications, healthcare compliance documentation, and more in a brief period of time. They do so working in collaboration with suppliers and candidates, minimizing the amount of time that hiring managers need to dedicate to managing these communications and necessary follow up.
- Suppliers receive training to meet compliance standards. Partners such as managed service provider RightSourcing are extremely vigilant with compliance. This is because as a vendor neutral third party, they have a vested interest in minimizing health systems’ risk, not in placing candidates associated with any one supplier in a faster amount of time. To ensure the entire process is proactive, efficient, and seamless, suppliers are trained on how to meet compliance standards. By partnering with a managed service provider that espouses these beliefs, health systems are able to create more compliant and efficient contingent labor programs that align well with health system goals. Entrusting this oversight to a primary managed service provider or supplier can run contrary to these entities’ interests, endangering a health system’s compliance.
- All candidates receive onboarding documents and training prior to start. When time is of the essence in obtaining contingent labor, hiring managers do not necessarily have the time and luxury of providing formal orientations. As a remedy, a managed service provider partner such as RightSourcing can provide onboarding documents and training prior to their start date. This could include orientation on health system regulations and codes of conduct, walking contingent workers into their work area to orient them with colleagues, and more.
To alleviate growing concerns about lengthy credential verification and onboarding processes, health systems should consider turning to a managed service provider to outsource these critical functions. Contact the leading healthcare- focused vendor neutral managed service provider, RightSourcing, for a free workforce analysis. Find out how your health system’s contingent labor program can be improved upon.
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