could someone give me insight on a better than average agency that wants to go to work for me......
Jan 2, '03
The best thing that I can advise is doing a search on the Nursing agencys. Each will have a listing of what they offer and how they will work for you. You can decide yourself whom will work the best for you needs.
Jan 2, '03
What is the most important thing you look for in a travel agency? My company places nurses locally (Michigan) and I have been goven the job of putting together a plan to place nurses nationally. If I'm going to put my name on this I wnat it to be the best I can make it. Any suggestions???????
Jan 3, '03
I've been working agencies for years, and found that going with the ones that have been around for a few years and are national, are the best. Check out the benes too. If you're planning on going into agency work, I would suggest 2 agencies to start with, so one can cover the other, if business slows and until you get a reputation built up, as someone reliable. Sometimes, it may require registering with 3 of them, in the beginning. I did. Good luck at any rate.
Jan 15, '03
I have been with agency for a year and I work with 2 different agencies at the same hospital. I just have to be careful that I don't sign in on the wrong agency. I go to other hospitals also so I have to keep up with who, where, and when....I am now looking at traveling across the country and find it very exciting...
Feb 13, '03
Agencies are only as good as their staffers/recruiters. Don't put much stock in an agency name. It all comes down to the office crew. An agency may stink in one city and be awesome in another. Just talk to a bunch and THEN sign up with the one or ones you like and get a good feeling about. And if they don't have time just to talk about details, then they aren't the kinda agency you want IMO.
Best of luck!
Feb 13, '03
I have seen agencies in my area go through some real changes over the years. My favorite agency of all time was a little 'home grown' agency owned by two nurses...they were great and staffed all critical care...and if we had a sick baby, one of the owners would cover for us! Unfortunately they decided to get out of facility staffing and now only do home care, which I don't do.
Suggest you ask a few agency nurses in your area who to go with as they will give you the poop on all of 'em.
Mar 11, '03
There is a website that ranks travel agencies. You might check that out.....travelnursingcentral.com