Forbes: Meet America’s Best Recruiting and Staffing Firms 2023

May 3, 2023 | Aya Media Buzz , Newsroom Featured

Statista surveyed 5,200 external recruiters, HR or hiring managers and participants who’ve worked with at least one of the firms, and gave them the chance to recommend and assess recruiting and staffing companies. The survey period ran from November 2022 through late February 2023, and the firms that received the highest scores made it onto one or more of the final three lists. The executive recruiting list includes the top 150 companies that specialize in filling positions with salaries of at least $100,000; the professional recruiting list consists of the top 200 companies that specialize in filling positions with salaries of less than $100,000; the temp staffing list includes the top 150 companies that focus on matching job candidates with employers for temporary and contract positions.

A balance of high-tech offerings and face-to-face connections is also important for Aya Healthcare, No. 21 in temp staffing (up from No. 73 last year) and No. 83 in professional recruiting. Named the largest healthcare staffing firm in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts, Aya has developed an innovative online platform that uses algorithms to match clinicians and healthcare employers.

“On the clinician side of the platform, they can register their preferences, and they can tell us what they’re looking for and then the system is smart enough with algorithms to amplify those preferences to help them land in areas where they’re most interested,” says April Hansen, a nurse and group president of workforce solutions at Aya Healthcare. “And the details are visible, so you no longer have to wait to hear back from a recruiter to see what a job pays; you don’t have to wait to try to figure out what hospital or client the job actually is; it’s self-service within the platform, and that’s been key because clinicians want on-demand real-time access to the job details.”

On the employer side, once a job is posted, it hits Aya’s database and the technology immediately starts presenting that job to candidates who are best matched for it. “This magic is happening in the middle of the platform,” Hansen says. “It’s seamless and it’s highly personalized to what the client needs and what the clinician needs.”

Along the way, Aya recruiters reach out to candidates to help them customize their searches or to provide services, including licensing and housing assistance (if a job involves relocating). “We help mitigate any problems that come up and solve issues really quickly,” Hansen says.

This efficient system of pairing clinicians with healthcare employers has become even more crucial post-pandemic as the U.S. grapples with a healthcare workforce shortage. Among the workers who haven’t left the healthcare field altogether, a growing number of burned-out clinicians are gravitating toward gig employment to gain more flexibility and control over their schedules. “They also want varied experiences as a burnout relief factor,” Hansen says, so the ability to easily find shifts in different settings for different days of the week can help clinicians remain engaged in their work. You can read the full article here. For the full list of America’s Best Temp Staffing Firms, click here.

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