“What can my agency do to stand out when recruiting Caregivers?”
This is the million dollar question, and providers across the country are asking it daily. Every agency is looking for ways to offer more than the other employer down the street in an effort to lure top talent. It’s no easy task, as there are more competitors in Caregiver recruitment now than ever before as retail, fast food, and other industries are targeting the direct care workforce with lower barriers to entry.
But there is a way to make joining your agency’s workforce easy while offering something less than half of your competitors currently do. Only 45% of Caregivers report their current or past employer paid for the necessary CPR training before beginning work.
If you want to come out ahead in your Caregiver, HHA, and CNA recruitment, be the agency who offers this to their staff.
Assist, don’t eliminate
If you’re a close follower of the content we publish at myCNAjobs, you’re likely familiar with this mantra for home care recruiting. Many agencies require an up-to-date CPR certification before working with clients, yet only 45% of Caregivers are being assisted through this process. For some candidates, this can be the difference between making the hire and losing them for good.