The Value of Using a Staffing Company for Your Nursing Needs

Using a Staffing Company for Your Nursing Needs

If there you are like most people, there is never enough time to get done what you need to do. That’s especially true for medical professionals. Add to that the challenges of recruiting, staffing, and personnel management and it can make your head spin. What if you could off-load these tasks to an experienced medical professional staffing company?

When you engage with a staffing company to handle your nursing needs you are getting a team of professionals dedicated to making your job easier. That applies to both temporary per diem help and long-term hires.

Using a staffing agency gives you more choices.

When you use a staffing agency to fill your needs, you get access to a wide and diverse pool of candidates. It’s your agency’s job to reach out to the marketplace to ensure their clients can draw on top talent. They have the resources to make that happen. As an added bonus, you’ll not only be able to select from a large group of candidates, they’ll be pre-screened so you don’t have to take the time to eliminate those who aren’t suited for your needs.

Staffing agencies are experts in recruiting.

The professionals responsible for making sure your nursing candidates are right for your needs are trained and experienced in evaluating talent. Reputable agencies use time tested evaluation techniques to eliminate unqualified applicants. They know how to evaluate the information applicants provide and get straight to what makes a nurse a great fit.

You don’t have to be a hiring expert. You can focus on doing your own job. Not only do staffing experts know how to match you with the right candidates, they understand the back office requirements that come with handling human resources. From unemployment insurance to tax issues to worker’s compensation, your recruiters can do it all and do it the right way.

Using a staffing agency can save you money

You can get to know a candidate before making a long-term commitment. This helps minimize retraining as well as eliminates the need for paying for in-house personnel you can’t afford. You’ll have more time and resources to dedicate to those elements of your work that are critical. Being able to access qualified temporary and seasonal help gives you the flexibility to put resources where they are most needed.

You and the patients you serve deserve to have the best in nursing care. When you work with a top staffing agency you’ll get the best available candidates with the least amount of stress. You owe it to yourself to take advantage of that!

SOS Healthcare Staffing has been in business for over 35 years.  We have consistently been awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.  Call us today to find out how we can help you find the right people for the right positions.

Celebrating Nurses During the Month of May

Celebrating Nurses During the Month of May

Each May we set aside time to express our appreciation for the passionate and dedicated professionals who contribute so much to the health and well being of each of us—nurses.

The commemorative month kicks off on May 6th with National Nurse’s Day. The week of May 6th-12th is designated as National Nurses Week, and everyone is encouraged to use the week to let the nurses in our lives know just how special they are.

This year’s theme, “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate,” is a reminder of the many selfless individuals who make such a difference in our lives.


National Nurses week dates back to 1954 when it was first observed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightengale’s Mission to Crimea. In 1974 the International Council of Nurses set aside May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightengale, as National Nurses Day.

Until 1982, Nurses were celebrated in February, but at the encouragement of the American Nurses Association, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 6th as Nurses Day. It was later expanded to include the week of May 6-12.

National Nurses Week became an annual celebration in 1994. The month of May is now the month when people from all walks of life recognize the impact of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses throughout society.

The ANA Drives Nurse Appreciation

The American Nurses Association (ANA) takes the lead on planning the annual celebration by creating the theme and publishing educational materials. The ANA encourages people to customize the messages they create to help publicize the yearly events. The critical points published this year include remembering that:

  • Nurses are everywhere we live, work, play, learn, and worship, and in every health care setting.
  • About 1 in every 100 Americans is a registered nurse.
  • Nurses have an unmatched perspective on prevention, wellness, and delivery of health care services.
  • This year’s theme is “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate” which is a shout out to the number of registered nurses in the U.S. This is the largest group of health care professionals.
  • The hashtag #ThankaNurse has been chosen to help spread the word about this year’s celebration.
  • When it comes to honesty and ethical standards, nurses are the most highly rated group of professionals.

These are just a few examples of information that can be used to help communicate the messages for this year’s recognition of nurses. The ANA website contains even more ideas for events you can sponsor to show appreciation to nurses.

Praise Our Nurses!

Join us in letting every nurse with whom you cross paths know how much you appreciate all they do and the many sacrifices they make every day. While it’s important to do this during the month of May, you certainly don’t have to wait. We strongly recommend that you recognize and praise nurses all year long!

All of us here at SOS are dedicated to helping nurses and facilities to find the jobs they love!