How To Work With A Pharmacy Staffing Firm

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How To Work With A Pharmacy Staffing Firm

  1. 1. How to work with a Pharmacy Staffing Firm Best Practices Presented by Marc Cochran, CSP
  2. 2. Goals for today: <ul><li>How to determine if a staffing firm may be right for your career </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding different types of assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how to screen the staffing consultant and firm </li></ul><ul><li>How to get a great reference on every assignment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Is a Staffing Firm right for you? <ul><li>What’s the most important thing for your right now in your career? </li></ul><ul><li>What Staffing Firms can offer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility ( PRN, Short, and Long Term Assignments) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different Practice Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract to Hire </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Is a Staffing Firm right for you? <ul><li>How to determine: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about your priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What’s most important to you? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about your flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How much are you interested in working? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How flexible are you about travel? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about what you hope to accomplish from your career in the next 3-6 months </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 5 Reasons a Staffing Firm may be right: <ul><li>Want relief work in more than 1 practice setting </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in Travel Staffing assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Unsure of the next step in career – need bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Want to try out opportunity before fully committing </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul>
  6. 6. What a Staffing Firm does: <ul><li>From the American Staffing Association : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placement A staffing firm brings together job seekers and potential employers for the purpose of establishing a &quot;permanent&quot; employment relationship. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary Help A staffing firm hires its own employees and assigns them to support or supplement a client's work force in situations involving employee absences, temporary skill shortages, seasonal workloads, and special projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary to Hire A staffing firm employee works for a client during a trial period in which both the employee and the client consider establishing a &quot;permanent&quot; employment relationship. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-Term Staffing/Travel Staffing A staffing firm supplies employees to work on long-term assignments. Employees are recruited, screened, and assigned by the staffing firm. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Additional things to look for: <ul><li>Association Memberships : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Staffing Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.americanstaffing.net </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Association of Personnel Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.recruitinglife.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NC Association of Staffing Professionals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.ncasp.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Georgia Association of Personnel Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.gapstoday.org </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Questions to ask the staffing firm: <ul><li>What is your experience in this field? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the majority of your assignments (location/setting)? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your minimum requirements for hours? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I have to sign a non-compete with your company? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions to ask the Staffing Firm: <ul><li>Can I talk to a current employee as a reference? </li></ul><ul><li>Are my goals realistic with what your company can provide? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your scheduling process? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Selecting the Staffing Firm: <ul><li>Select the one that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can provide the type of work you want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can provide the consistency you need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has consistent experience in the niche </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives you realistic and honest feedback </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Getting Started: <ul><li>Once you’ve selected the staffing firm, you’ll need to complete their due diligence which includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background Check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>License Check (Board of Pharmacy, OIG, EPLS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three References </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Getting assignments: <ul><li>Most staffing firms will have either a Staffing Specialist or Scheduler that will work with you </li></ul><ul><li>Update them on your availability regularly either by phone or electronically </li></ul><ul><li>Once a shift or assignment is set up, ALWAYS ask the Staffing Specialist for a confirmation with the hours, location, date, and pay (including any reimbursements or per diem) </li></ul>
  13. 13. How to get a GREAT reference on every assignment: <ul><li>“ Start with the end in mind” </li></ul><ul><li>-from Stephen Covey’s, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People </li></ul>
  14. 14. How to get a GREAT reference on every assignment: <ul><li>Be on time or early (every day) </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared (know who to ask for and what you’re being asked to do) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions – especially when training and take notes if you need to </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive – if you find yourself finished with a task or queue ask where else you can help </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the first day, ask what you can do differently on the next scheduled day </li></ul><ul><li>Be better than your coworkers there – don’t just think because they aren’t doing something that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t </li></ul>
  15. 15. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Working for a staffing firm can be very rewarding depending on where you are in your career </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to your Staffing Consultant and their feedback – they are there to help and advise you </li></ul>
  16. 16. Q & A <ul><li>We’ll take questions from the message board </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thanks! <ul><li>Thanks for your time today, we hope this was beneficial as you explore staffing firms as an option in your Pharmacy Career. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Info: </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Cochran, CSP </li></ul><ul><li>Market Manager, Carolinas/Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Dynamics Rx </li></ul><ul><li>1-866-489-8168 Office </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] Email </li></ul>

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