Partner with a Staffing Firm to Find Top Talent During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans jobless. In fact, the unemployment rate was a sky-high 10.2%as of July 2020. This is terrible, and as a behavioral health employer, you wish you could help out by hiring en masse. 

However, you only have a select number of positions available, and finding the right fit hasn’t gotten any easier. When you post a job opening, you’re more inundated with resumes than ever, which makes choosing the right candidate like finding a needle in a haystack.

Here’s a look at how taking on a staffing partner can ease the stress of hiring during the pandemic. 

Find the Right Fit 

Choosing the best person for the job is rarely easy, but the record-high unemployment rate is probably making it more challenging than ever. Sorting through the influx of applications you receive for each position can be confusing and exhausting.  

When you work with a recruiter, they’ll handle this task for you. As hiring experts, they have a sharp eye that allows them to identify top talent in a crowd. They’ll work hard narrowing down the list until they have a few impressive candidates for you to meet. 

Stop Stressing About Remote Hiring  

If your company has temporarily gone remote, you’re probably concerned about how this will impact the interview process. You’ve never hired someone without meeting them in person, and you’re afraid this will cause you to make a mistake.  

This is a non-issue when you work with a staffing partner because they’re experienced hiring via all types of platforms. They know exactly what questions to ask and what red flags to look for to help them find the best fit remotely or in person. 

Save Time and Money 

Being short-staffed limits the number of patients your practice can assist. The longer it takes to fill open positions, the more money you lose. Since hiring is their full-time job, recruiters can help you find the best new hire for your team in record time. This will keep overtime expenses for existing staff to a minimum  and keep burnout at bay — and allow your practice to be back to full capacity as quickly as possible. 

Enjoy Flexible Options 

The pandemic has led to a great deal of economic uncertainty. This might make you nervous about hiring traditional, full-time employees because you want to keep expenses as lean as possible. Your recruiter can work with you to hire workers on a temporary or temp-to-hire basis, so you can have more flexibility with payroll costs.

Focus on Running Your Business 

Your employees are your greatest asset, so hiring can easily turn into a full-time job. Of course, you don’t have time for this because you’re busy running a behavioral health practice. Teaming up with a staffing agency will allow you to keep focusing on your day-to-day tasks while they handle hiring for you. This makes it possible to find top talent, without having to work long hours or push other key tasks to the side. 

Hiring in the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy, so stop trying to handle it on your own. To learn more about how we can help you find top behavioral health talent, contact us today at (513) 651-9500 or by email at 

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