If you work in healthcare, you’ve probably heard of staffing agencies before. Maybe you’ve worked with a staff member from a staffing agency at your current workplace, or know a nurse who works with an agency.
Agency work is incredibly popular as a source of income and experience within the healthcare industry. And it’s not hard to see why, when you consider the wide range of benefits of joining a staffing agency!
When you work with a staffing agency, you can take on any shift you like and work the hours that suit your lifestyle. You can even work around the hours of another job you have. Because facilities require agency staff all hours of the day, you’ll have a wide range of shifts to choose from. Only available weekday mornings and Saturday evenings? No problem – just accept the shifts that suit your schedule!
Want to work 50 hours one week, then 10 the next? As an agency staff member, you can! Choosing when and where you work offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can fit work in around life, instead of the other way around.
Variety of workplaces
While you’re likely to find clients you get along with and work with regularly as an agency worker, you also get to work at a wide range of facilities across your city. You’ll gain valuable experience working within different facilities and learn what you like from a workplace.
Meeting and learning from other healthcare professionals
Not only will you gain experience in different facilities, but during your time as an agency staff member, you’re going to meet a lot of different health care professionals. Take advantage of the wide range of perspectives you encounter! You can learn a lot from the people you work with, and the more people you work with, the more you’ll learn.
Competitive pay rates
Agency staff will often find that their pay rates beat those of conventional healthcare employers. For example, at Auscare, we pay our staff members above the award wage and offer weekly pay cycles. High pay rates and flexible shifts give agency staff members the opportunity to take control of their income.
Working for a staffing agency is a great way to gain valuable experience and earn a great income, while maintaining variety and flexibility, and working the hours you choose yourself.
At Auscare, we do our best to make sure that the benefits of working with a staffing agency exceed this list! We offer our staff extras like in-house training and upskilling, staff recognition, Employee of the Month awards, a staff Facebook group and end-of-the-year celebrations.