Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And because of this, meeting the needs of our customers in the health care industry is more important than ever. Whether it is pursuing new opportunities, adapting to find solutions, or partnering with our customers to provide the best services we can offer, we met the challenge head on to help our area’s health care providers with solutions for their staffing needs.
To better serve our current and future partners in the health care industry, we’ve launched a new medical division aimed at meeting the unique needs of health care providers throughout the region supported with the same great service, reputation and history that Mobile and Baldwin counties have come to rely on from Long’s.
How can this help you with your health care staffing?
- Fast and Accurate Hiring: Running your business takes time, especially in the fast-paced world of health care. Your calendar probably doesn’t have room for designing strategies to attract the best talent, weeding out unqualified applicants, phone screening hundreds of people, or checking references. That’s where Long’s comes in. Tell us about the position and your ideal employee, and we’ll take it from there. Background and reference checks, verified certifications, and drug screens—we’ll handle the due diligence and present you with two to three qualified, vetted candidates so you can hire your next great employee with supreme confidence.
- Reduced Risk: Being an employer entails quite a few expenses, including payroll taxes, insurance coverage, workers comp insurance, and a variety of other costs. If you hire a new employee and they do not work out, it can be quite expensive. Under our Try & Hire criteria, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the new employee, whether it is a medical assistant, medical scribe, RN, LPN or CNAs, while we remain the employer of record, and all of those expenses are covered by Long’s. You can move forward with your new employee, knowing you have little financial and operational risk. And, if the candidate does not live up to your expectations, we’ll simply end the assignment and start the hiring process again.
- Financial Benefit: Replacing an employee is expensive. A study conducted by the Center for American Progress estimated that hourly positions cost about 16 percent of the salary to rehire someone. For example, the national median salary for a medical assistant (MA) is $16 per hour. This would mean that the average cost to replace a 40 hour/week MA is around $5,000. Working with us can minimize those costs, allowing you to grow your business as you see fit.
With more than 68 years experience in the local labor market, Long’s is excited to continue expanding and diversifying our services to better meet your needs. Contact us today to see how Long’s can help your health care facility find the best talent the area has to offer and maximize your bottom line in the process.