Hoag Hospital Hires 50 Nurses in 1 day with StaffGarden

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Using StaffGarden's innovative technology, Hoag fills nursing vacancies and saves $380,000.


StaffGarden's ePortfolio System Tackles Nurse Vacancy

"...the successful addition of 50 nurses across seven different departments , saving $380,000 in overtime and premium labor.

An innovative approach pioneered by StaffGarden for resolving persistent nursing staff shortages saw a successful test at Hoag Hospital, which had been searching for a new solution to find qualified nursing candidates. The average 47-day cycle for sourcing, pre-screening, interviewing and hiring suitably experienced applicants was slashed to 22 days, culminating in the successful addition of 50 nurses across seven different departments , saving $380,000 in overtime and premium labor. Extrapolating these initial savings across a full calendar year translates into the potential for an additional $1 million dollars in savings.

“I have to tip my hat off to the StaffGarden team for building a purposeful product.” says Mike Krug, SPHR, Manager of Talent Acquisition Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian “Utilizing their intuitive platform allowed our talent acquisition team to achieve better recruiting outcomes more efficiently and consistently."

Healthcare expenses have been steadily increasing year on year in the United States for decades, and growing shortages of qualified healthcare professionals threaten the ability of hundreds of hospitals and other healthcare facilities to offer the best of care to their patients. Constricting budgets and relentless pressure from governmental agencies and insurers for cost reductions have led to widespread interest in innovative approaches to efficiency in core functions such as human resources processes.

With an integrated platform that includes tools such as direct email and texting, StaffGarden aims to greatly reduce communication delays between employers and potential hires. Human resources recruiters can make notes on potential staff additions, flag especially promising candidates for closer attention and schedule interviews without ever leaving the platform. The ability to set customized parameters for qualifications such as years of full-time employment as a registered nurse avoids wasting time and energy on candidates who fail to satisfy the necessary requirements for experience, education, certifications or licensing.

Founded in March 2015, StaffGarden began with a sharp focus on drastically improving the efficiency of a historically messy process for finding, screening, interviewing and hiring nursing staff. After an initial, in-depth consultation to define a new client's requirements for additional nursing personnel, StaffGarden's team prescreens and contacts suitable nursing candidates for entry into a customized database that permits rapid, organized paging through resumes without the annoyance and inefficiency of shuffling stacks of papers. StaffGarden's team trains a client's recruitment staff in one-on-one sessions to make the best use of the platform's powerful tools for managing the hiring process. After identifying a sufficiently broad roster of applicants, StaffGarden then arranges a one-day hiring fair at which an employer can quickly interview candidates for final hiring decisions.

On the other side of the equation, StaffGarden's platform is expressly designed to promote a sense of community among nurses who join the service to further their professional careers. Additionally, StaffGarden's policy of charging no fees to nurses for publishing their profiles promises to attract a wider base of applicants, further increasing the value of the platform as a one-stop shop for matching candidates to employment opportunities.

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