A shortage of qualiﬁed nursing talent had created a crisis for our client, a multi-site nursing and rehab provider based in rural Ohio. Current staﬀ was required to work a signiﬁcant amount of mandatory overtime on a regular basis to provide the necessary coverage. As a result, employee attrition had reached concerning levels while many of the remaining staﬀ contemplated making a job change. Administration was focused on solving a staﬃng issue which had increased their operating costs and negatively impacted the employer brand and employment experience, ultimately putting quality of care at risk.
Recognizing the immediate challenge, the client chose to engage DreamJobs, a Yoh Company, to develop and execute a high-intensity candidate sourcing initiative for an initial period of 90 days. The implemented solution would function in partnership with the existing HR team and include a signiﬁcant focus on direct sourcing activities such as cold-calling and targeted email campaigns. DreamJobs partnered with the client to deﬁne job requirements, an employer brand message and process accountabilities. The program was fully operational in less than two weeks.
The DreamJobs team was able to identify and message with the nursing talent within a reasonable distance of each location producing an inﬂux of qualiﬁed nursing talent. With modiﬁcations to the existing recruitment process, numerous on-site tours and multiple hires resulted over the course of the program. After 90 days, the Director of Nursing indicated that they were no longer in crisis mode and had achieved higher quality candidates through the partnership with DreamJobs than they had been able to produce on their own. In addition, employees were happier and they saw a signiﬁcant reduction in planned over-time spend. The Executive Administrator also noted a marketplace ‘buzz’ during the initial program phase resulting in an increase of quality talent interested in positions outside the DreamJobs scope of work.
Due to the success, the client chose to continue to leverage the DreamJobs team on an ongoing basis to ensure a continuous pipeline of talent into the recruitment process. Simply put, the DreamJobs team implemented a scalable recruitment solution which allowed our client to move from crisis to comfort.