Leading healthcare staffing firm and home care franchisor, honored for its innovative hiring and retention initiative
Sunrise, Fla. – Dec. 2, 2019 – Interim HealthCare Inc.
, a national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing, is a silver winner of the 2019 Workforce: Optimas Awards
. Selected for its multi-pronged approach to building a strong workforce, Interim HealthCare’s commitment to this initiative is first and foremost to help combat the nation’s caregiver shortage. By 2025, the U.S. will need to hire 2.5 million new healthcare workers to care for its aging population. The award program, now in its 29th
year, recognizes and celebrates human resources successes in solving business challenges.
Interim HealthCare’s initiative included dashboards designed to convert candidates into employees and track and build workforce utilization, bi-annual contests and caregiver professional development courses. Through these efforts, Interim HealthCare was able to help its network of franchisees generate five times the number of candidates, and when considering the low unemployment rates and increased competition for qualified candidates, this is a significant increase.
“For our owners, the recruitment and retention of caregivers and other healthcare professionals is vital to business operations. According to industry reports, caregiver turnover is as high as 82 percent
, further highlighting that building the right tools and resources to help our network of franchisees match the right care professionals to the right clients and patients is of highest priority,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. CEO and President. “This honor is a testament to our continued efforts to ensure that the needs of our local communities are not only met but we exceed expectations in every interaction.”
Interim HealthCare was also recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts on its annual lists as one of the Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms (ranked No. 45) and one of the Largest Per Diem Staffing Firms (ranked No. 10).
For more information about Interim HealthCare, please visit https://www.interimhealthcare.com/
About Interim HealthCare Inc.
Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 530 franchise locations in seven countries, Caring Brands International is a global healthcare leader.
Interim HealthCare in the United States is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com
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