When our team got in touch with Joseph Walsh, Founder, and CEO of Sagesa Healthcare, to talk about how his recruitment agency has been hiring doctors and nurses all over Ireland, he had some pretty interesting facts to state.
Unlike other staffing firms, Joseph clearly said they do not use third-party agents, and their entire recruitment process offers a transparent end-to-end audit trail.
They leverage their 35 years of experience in the Spanish local markets to secure exceptional candidates from pipelines unavailable to traditional recruitment firms trying to break through Spain.
Their clients are mainly public and private primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care providers with roles from locum placements to long-term contracts. Their high-demand specialties include, but are not limited to:
- General Practitioners/Family Medicine
- Renal Specialists
- Palliative Care
- Registered Nurses of all experience.
They even assist their professionals at all stages of the relocation process, from registration with the required overseas bodies and logistics to finding a home in the country!
Sagesa & Healthcare Recruitment
If you consider the scenario we’re presently in with the Covid-19 pandemic surfing throughout the globe, things can get pretty challenging when hiring medical professionals. Major healthcare job sites are witnessing a massive increase in candidate traffic.
Not only is the demand high, but there is also a considerable percentage of doctors and nurses falling sick after contracting the virus and need to quarantine themselves.
The entire healthcare recruitment process is time-consuming, and there’s a high turnover, without a doubt.
A study conducted by SHRM stated that 46% of HR professionals reported it was tough to fill full-time roles for high-skilled clinical positions such as nurses, doctors, and specialists.
Sagesa Healthcare’s recruitment process takes about 3-6 months from the candidates accepting their offer to moving across countries.
The process is so long that qualified applicants can get cold feet!
Also, maintaining effective candidate engagement is a real challenge.
Why Did Sagesa Healthcare Choose Recruit CRM?
We used Bullhorn for two years and honestly it’s slow and dictated. It has a lot of features that we don’t need and I was just getting fed-up using it. It lacks flexibility. Definitely, it has its place but it doesn’t have its place with a small international recruitment company.
Features such as—
- Light-weight design
- Focus on a perfect Applicant Tracking System
- A good Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) Software, and
- The advanced search bar has helped them prioritize this software over others.
Pipeline management was the main issue for Sagesa, from getting candidate paperwork collected, translated, submitted, etc.
Also, features such as custom fields, reports, dashboards, integrations, and a clear understanding of which stage candidates are in make it easy to use it daily for any recruitment agency.
The flexibility is what we are using Recruit CRM for.
Sagesa is continuing to manage time and satisfy its hiring managers greatly by using Recruit CRM.
They (now) know at what stage a particular candidate is in; therefore, it gets easier to coordinate with the hiring manager accordingly.