Three Red Flags to Look Out for When Searching for a Travel Nursing Employment Provider
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Three Red Flags to Look Out for When Searching for a Travel Nursing Employment Provider

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Cross Country TravCorps
Posted:
July 18, 2017 11:08 AM (EDT)
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Traveler Tips
With so many travel nursing agencies to choose from, selecting a staffing agency can be overwhelming for many nurses.
 
If you’re new to the travel nursing game, you may not be familiar with the practices, resources and networks which many recruiters utilize to attract nursing candidates and promote travel nursing jobs. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. That being said, it’s in your best interest to acquire an abundance of information from each agency you consider before making a commitment to travel nursing.
 
Cross Country TravCorps is committed to providing the best experiences and the most resources for our travel nurses by providing the highest level of professionalism and customer service. Many times. what you will find in your search for a superb staffing provider is lack of transparency.
 
When it comes to working with agencies other than Cross Country TravCorps, we have identified three red flags to watch out for.
  1. Lack of Detail About Travel Nursing Jobs

    If a recruiter reaches out to you with a travel nursing opportunity, he or she should be able to provide you with ample information regarding the assignment, including location and pay. Any agency which refuses to share information is failing to build a rapport with clients. This should be viewed as a clear sign of poor customer service. More importantly, what it also demonstrates is a lack of understanding on the part of that agency. In most instances, your agency should be able to provide you with a compensation quote. Your compensation should never be a secret, especially from yourself.
  2. Too Many Phone Calls

    Most travel nursing agencies require their recruiters to make a minimum number of calls to hundreds of candidates each day. If you ever feel inundated with unwanted calls or are receiving calls at inopportune times, it's best to cut ties with that type of agency. A staffing company with knowledgeable recruiters should respect your time and privacy, keeping calls at a minimum unless you request otherwise.
  3. Poor Support Staff

    An agency that hands off contracts for their assistants to handle is a definite sign of poor customer service. Though recruiters are busy and cannot handle every single piece of paperwork, they should make sure the new representative taking over is informed about each candidate and his or her specific needs.
The process of finding a travel nursing job can be demanding – don’t make it more stressful by using an ill-equipped staffing agency!

Choosing a Travel Nursing Agency?

Over 10,000 nurses are placed on assignment through Cross Country TravCorps annually! With over 7,500 positions in every state across the United States at any given time, there are exclusive opportunities to help you launch your career, all while experiencing an exciting new location!

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