LA Times Puts Temp Agencies Under Fire

Did anyone see the December 6th article in LA Times entitled: Temp firms a magnet for unfit nurses?

Journalists, Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein painted temporary nurse staffing agencies in a very bad light in the investigative article. The article focused primarily on nurse staffing firms who have been skimping on background checks and staffing unfit nurses.

During a time when hospitals and nursing homes are scrambling to fill staffing gaps, they’re relying on temp agencies more so than in the past. Now, more than ever, temp agency owners need to be taking the proper steps to screen their employees prior to hiring.

Another option which wasn’t as popular when it first came out is for nurse staffing agencies to become Joint Certified.

Q: What is your agency doing to remain competitive and trustworthy in the marketplace?