Supplemental Health Care, a leading provider of innovative workforce solutions, announces the spinoff of its recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) division into a company called Clinical Magnet, the industry’s only workforce planning provider exclusively focused on the clinical hiring needs of healthcare organizations.
Clinical Magnet enters the market at time when healthcare providers are experiencing extreme hiring challenges for clinical staff caused by the increasing complexity of patient care, a severe clinical talent shortage, early retirement trends and the enactment of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Clinical Magnet will leverage its parent company’s 30 years of experience and leadership in the healthcare staffing sector to offer one of the RPO industry’s most comprehensive clinical hiring service offerings, including:Workforce planning;
- Talent acquisition strategy;
- Candidate screening and interview coordination;
- Hiring regulatory compliance, administration; and
- Onboarding and new hire care and assimilation.
“We began providing RPO services to our clients in 2013, but over time we saw the need for a more focused RPO approach due to the rapidly evolving healthcare industry,” said Janet Elkin, CEO and president of Supplemental Health Care. “We are excited that Clinical Magnet will allow us to expand our offering and bring more resources and innovation to the market at a time when nearly every healthcare organization is experiencing challenges in hiring clinical talent.”
Travis Furlow, a 20-year RPO industry veteran, has been named president of the new company. He previously served as the vice president and general manager of Supplemental Health Care’s RPO division.
“Facilities across the country are facing an extreme need to fill a variety of critical positions in a short timeframe to maintain quality patient care and manage operational costs,” Furlow said. “While we help facilities recruit those in-demand clinicians, we also are working on behalf of the job seekers to place them in the positions that will be rewarding and provide career-growth opportunities.”
At the heart of Clinical Magnet is a technology platform that allows hiring executives to engage and interact with 3.5 million clinical staffing prospects who are increasingly mobile, socially connected and more discerning about job choices in a high-demand labor market. By leveraging the latest technologies, Clinical Magnet provides a more efficient way to identify, connect with and match the right talent to the job, all while managing the entire hiring process in a more cost-effective manner.
Clinical Magnet clients also realize cost benefits by keeping the ranks of its full-time clinicians filled rather than relying on more expensive contingent labor. Clinical Magnet also supplements a healthcare system’s internal recruiting resources, increasing the focus, reach and speed of their recruiting efforts.
“One of our chief goals is to leverage technology to give our clients more options and flexibility in the hiring process,” Furlow said. “Whether they need a full-scale, hiring strategy for 300 clinicians or a more tailored approach for a smaller facility, Clinical Magnet will be able to provide affordable effective solutions to meet both kinds of needs.”
For clinicians seeking a new career opportunity, Clinical Magnet provides a convenient way to find a new job and receive ongoing career support. Utilizing emerging technology, the company will offer an online Clinical Career Coaching Community to provide guidance, information, tools, and professional support to help clinicians not only find a new and rewarding position, but also improve the satisfaction, gratification and longevity of their careers.
“Our corporate culture, which we inherited from Supplemental Health Care, is dedicated to helping our clients deliver a high quality of care,” Furlow said. “And for the first time, the healthcare industry has an RPO partner that is exclusively focused on ensuring they have the clinical talent needed to do that.”