Caregivers often have a deep connection to the people they care for. However, they can also be physically injured on the job. Without workers’ compensation, caregivers must turn to their client or family to be reimbursed for these injuries. This creates a huge financial liability that can impact families, senior citizens and the business of private home care agency franchises alike.
Caregiver agency hiring is a complex process that requires a delicate touch. You must clearly list the skills and experience you are looking for, weed out applicants who don’t meet your minimum requirements and make sure candidates feel comfortable with the application process from start to finish.
You must offer clear information about the compensation you provide to your caregivers and what their schedules look like. It’s also helpful to include a detailed description of the training and support you provide new caregivers during their first 60 to 90 days on the job.
Finally, you should make your employer brand stand out and convey why your agency is a great place for caregivers to work. You can accomplish this by sharing positive employee testimonials, listing awards you have won and showing your company culture through photos and videos.
To reduce your time-to-hire, it’s important to ensure that your screening and interview processes are efficient and accurate. Using multiple sources to recruit caregivers can increase your candidate pool, but each recruiting channel comes with its own set of costs and challenges. You should carefully consider the pros and cons of each before choosing a hiring strategy.