Choosing the Right Recruitment Partner

By Head of Client Development, Ashley Garner

The shortage of experienced Nurses, Doctors, Advanced Practitioners, and other medical professionals, coupled together with patients living longer with more complex conditions requiring more treatment is leading to a real need for more experienced, qualified staff and more pressure on our health services.

Working with a recruitment partner who understands the pressures and challenges you face is essential. Working with a company you can trust to provide highly qualified, experienced and compliant staff ready to hit the ground running could be the best decision you have ever made!

But is it really that easy? How do you know you have chosen the right recruitment agency?

The answer is simply to work with a recruitment partner who not only listens to you and understands your service, your requirements and your budget, but also puts patient care at the forefront of everything.

What does a good recruitment agency look like?

When you are looking at your temporary staffing requirements you should look for a team who puts your patients first and places compliance as the highest priority. Finding a recruitment agency that works in partnership with you and who is open, honest and transparent about how they operate and most importantly how they are performing against your requirements is essential for achieving the best results.

A good recruitment agency will be able to share their knowledge of the healthcare sector and provide you with practical advice. This is why you should be looking for a company with a high level of industry knowledge. At Hallam Medical we work with The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI), The Association of Advanced Practice Educators UK (AAPE UK), the Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) and the Journal of General Practice Nursing (GPN) to ensure we are always at the forefront of best practice.

Look for a company that is open, honest and transparent!

Our team takes the time to understand you and find out exactly what your staffing needs are, the key challenges you face and the budgets/cost constraints you are working with in order to deliver the best possible outcomes for your service and most importantly deliver the best care for your patients.

Look for a recruitment partner who has real knowledge and experience in what you do!

We have worked within healthcare for 12 years and our founder and Clinical Director Alex Munro is an Advanced Practitioner our Managing Director, Deborah McCain has worked as a Registered Nurse in many settings and I have more than 20 years’ experience of working within the healthcare and disability recruitment industries. Together we have delivered and worked within the services, so we know the pressures you face and the challenges our practitioners face.

We put the patient at the heart of everything we do!

At Hallam Medical the patient is at the heart of everything we do, meaning compliance is a key priority, so working with us means you can trust our practitioners to match your existing workforce.

As we are clinically led and directed by our founder and Advanced Practitioner Alex Munro, matching our practitioners to positions where they use the right skills and competencies is important to us. Our team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Care Practitioners, 111 Clinical advisors, Registered Nurses, Mental Health Nurses, Practice Nurses and Prison Nurses are all fully compliant and highly skilled, meaning whatever your service, you can trust us to provide the right person for your service.

Working with Hallam Medical means you know you are working with a recruitment agency who:

– Genuinely understands the needs, challenges, delivery models and financial position of your service;

– Uses their extensive experience and knowledge of the healthcare sector to provide the right staffing solutions to complement and enhance your permanent staffing, as well as meet your ever-changing locum needs;

– Consistently delivers a high-quality service because their trained and experienced recruitment teams take the time to ensure you have the right staff, at the right time, with the right skills sets;

– Is honest, open and transparent, providing you with detailed and tailored management information to track spend, monitor and review our performance against set KPI’s and help you plan and allocate budgets and resources, as well as deliver on cost savings where required;

– Works in partnership with you to review their service delivery and contract performance, as well as ensuring that the relationship and agreement develop in line with your ever-changing needs.

Hallam Medical is all about the people!

I have worked with Hallam Medical for almost two years and I am very much a people person and at Hallam Medical we are all about the people!

Whether that is training, developing and supporting our team at Hallam HQ so they know how to provide you with the best staff for your service, or supporting our practitioners with FREE educational resources so they can remain up to date with their training and clinical knowledge.

We are real people and it is important for us to treat our clients and our practitioners like real people. Ultimately, we know when our practitioners are happy in what they do, they enjoy their shifts and will deliver the best care to your patients.

There is no one size fits all approach!

At Hallam Medical we believe there is no one size fits all approach, it simply wouldn’t work. No two patients are the same, no two practitioners are the same and no two services are the same!

Work with us!