By Tim Teague on Mar 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Healthcare and nursing organizations realize many benefits from the implementation of staffing software solutions. Many companies seem to appreciate such technology. However, they sometimes underestimate the importance of staying current with the latest innovations. All technology becomes obsolete over time, and businesses that don’t keep up with the changes will ultimately lose ground to the competition.
If you’re weighing the ROI of a staffing software implementation or upgrade, consider the following:
1. Payroll & Legal Compliance
Labor laws and wages are in a constant state of flux. Management can attempt to keep track of these changes the old fashion way. However, current healthcare staffing software solutions help to provide greater compliance, fewer headaches and significant time savings. Some changes are easily modified e.g. (pay rates), but others are more complex.
For example, a drastic change in overtime laws may present logistical challenges that cannot be rectified through simple data entry. But, if a staffing software solution was purchased after the new law went into force, there’s a good chance it already addresses the concerns. Sometimes it just pays to rollout an upgrade rather than spend the time and energy “forcing a square peg into a round hole.”
2. Improved Filtering & A.I.
One of the primary functions of healthcare staffing software is the filtering of candidate resumes and applications by keyword search and other related criteria. The simple truth is that filtering technology is a form of artificial intelligence (A.I.), and A.I. is getting more sophisticated with each passing year. If you’re relying on outdated software, your filtering is probably subpar.
How can a healthcare company possibly stay competitive in its recruiting efforts when relying on “dumb” A.I. filtering? Staffing is a game of speed and accuracy, and obsolete candidate matching puts you at a disadvantage right from the jump. Simply put, any software solution that helps to improve and speed up your candidate search is a no-brainer investment.
3. Software Integration
We live in a business world full of SaaS solutions. Most healthcare companies rely on multiple technologies, and the successful integration of these is becoming more and more important. One of the biggest problems of dated software is it often doesn’t “play well with others.”
The best way to ensure the seamless integration of various complimentary software solutions is to stay technologically current. The loss of efficiency in relying on dated, incompatible staffing software is massive. An upgrade or new software implementation seems like a small investment, all things considered.
In the end, staffing software is like many business investments. It may seem like a luxury at first glance, but closer inspection shows it’s a necessary tool in order to keep up with the competition. In the fast-moving world of healthcare and nurse recruiting, every advantage makes a difference. The bottom line is state-of-the-art medical staffing software will help your company find better candidates quicker!