Covid-19: Examples of Steps Being Taken to Hire and Retain Critical Staff

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This is part two of a two-part series on the measures healthcare is taking to attract, hire, and retain critical talent during the coronavirus crisis. Click here for part one.

From hazard pay, to compensating those who get sick with the virus, healthcare organizations around the country are coming up with creative ways to hire and retain during this critical period of time.

Below is a real-time snapshot of specific examples the healthcare community is taking in an effort to staff in response to the coronavirus.

  • Accelerating the hiring process – candidates go from application to being fully hired in one business day. (Sevenstep healthcare client)
  • Current employees interacting with patients are getting $150-$500 bonuses. (Sevenstep healthcare client)
  • Offering childcare benefits to new employees. (Sevenstep healthcare client)
  • Working with large travel companies (Marriott, Hilton, etc.) to find adjacent administrative healthcare positions for furloughed employees. (Sevenstep healthcare client)
  • Nurses are being driven to and from work in private cars whose drivers are certified healthy; they are being delivered sealed lunches to their hospitals; and, childcare and grocery deliveries are being provided to their families at home.
  • Southern California Hospitals, a hospital headquartered in Culver City, CA, has increased their signing bonus for RN Telemetry positions to $10,000.

Source: The Staffing Stream

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