Today 30 million Americans are exercising their freedom to work independently, some choosing to add independence as a side gig, while others use it as their primary source of income. With the increased resource demands on the health care industry these proud, bold independents are a vital link in your staffing strategy.
Staffing has become increasingly complex in recent years. There are greater demands on the system with fewer resources. The uncertainty of the supply of workers and the critical need to improve operating efficiencies may be the reason that financial challenges top the list of issues facing health care executives. Adding to the challenge is a changing workforce that is seeking flexibility and greater control of their careers.
All of these pressures are driving a shift in how you build and staff your organization. While your permanent staff is focused on delivering care and maintaining your operations, there is always a need for supplemental and specialized help to keep you moving forward. Independent workers are an integral part of this staffing equation.