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Understanding the Soft Cost of a Managed Service in the Procurement Process

In the procurement process, you take into account a range of variables when deciding on a provider. In addition to the upfront quoted price for products or services, you also consider a provider’s reliability, responsiveness, and the potential long-term value of the relationship. The cost of a managed service is particularly multi-faceted. It represents not only the price you pay directly to the provider for specific services, but also the soft costs—the costs and potential savings associated with the provider’s processes, technology, and service quality.  Though the soft costs related to a service are not visible or associated with physical items, they can affect the value you receive from the service provider more than you think.
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Drug Screening

What Is the Lifetime Value of Ongoing Drug Screening?

Employment drug screening is an essential component of the pre-employment hiring and screening process. It can help you manage hiring risk and potentially keep some accidents and injuries from happening.  Employers across a range of industries include drug screening for some or all employees. According to a recent Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) survey, 44 percent of organizations conduct drug and alcohol screening on all candidates, and another 23 percent screen some candidates. But drug screening doesn’t have to stop at the hiring process. When conducted at various points throughout an individual’s employment, drug screening can help you protect all stakeholders across your workplace.
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Healthcare

8 Healthcare Procurement Challenges and How to Solve Them

Your healthcare organization requires the right balance of talent, equipment, and supplies to meet patient care needs. However, achieving an optimal balance is often complicated by internal and external factors, such as availability of talent, supply quality and inventory, and shifts in the demand for care. The most recent example of how shifts in demand have impacted healthcare procurement is the pandemic. Initially, many healthcare organizations struggled to obtain the talent and equipment necessary to care for the severely ill. Even now, your organization must overcome pandemic-related procurement challenges in order to deliver talent, equipment, and supplies to where they are needed most.
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VerifyStudents

Peer-to-Peer Healthcare Education: The Benefits of Nurses Teaching Nurses

Students pursuing a career in nursing benefit from a variety of learning experiences, both in the classroom and the clinical environment. Though the pandemic impacted nursing education and initially put some clinical rotations on hold, nursing students have continued learning via an array of virtual and on-site clinical experiences.
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compliance

Use Good Grammar to Avoid Class Action Lawsuits: Costly Mistakes to Avoid

Conducting background checks successfully requires compliance with federal and state regulations for collecting and reporting background data. Those requirements protect candidates and help you operate a consistent and fair background screening process. However, making seemingly small errors—from how you conduct the disclosure and authorization process to how you use background check information in hiring decisions—can put your organization at risk for costly lawsuits and fines. 
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7 Ways to Build Better Procurement Sustainability Within Your Health System

After over a year of managing shortages and supply-chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve learned firsthand the importance of having a more predictable and sustainable procurement model. After all, your health system can encounter any number of problems when it lacks critical supplies—most notably, the inability to maintain the health and safety of patients and staff.
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Background Screening

6 Benefits of a Proprietary Background Screening Platform

Your hiring process depends on having efficient processes for submitting background check requests, reviewing results, and tracking where candidates are in the screening process. Many of those processes and capabilities are driven by the technology features offered by your screening company.  However, when your screening company uses white-labeled technology developed by a third party, you can end up waiting weeks or even months for tech updates, new features, and customized reporting tools—or you may not get them at all. This is just one of many reasons why proprietary technology is so critical to your hiring process.
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Drug Screening

Criminal Record Searches and Drug Screening: 7 FAQs on Hiring and the Legalization of Marijuana

As marijuana laws continue to evolve across the country, employers are understandably asking when it’s safe to test candidates and employees for the drug and how background check processes may need to change going forward. For many employers, understanding how to navigate changing marijuana laws is anything but straightforward, especially considering the complexities of managing an increasingly remote workforce. With candidates and employees living and working in many different states, it can be confusing to know which marijuana laws apply and what it means for your hiring and talent management practices.
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VerifyStudents

How Clinical Rotation for Nursing Schools Has Been Affected By COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected students pursuing professions in the healthcare field, not least of which was the dramatic shift to virtual clinical training in the early months of the pandemic. Because of the risk of exposure and the need for clinical sites to shift all available resources to COVID-19 patients, many students had their clinical rotations cut short. However, whether their clinical rotations were canceled or moved online, nursing students in particular have managed to continue learning in new and creative ways.
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Hiring

6 Identity Verification Tips for Employment in a WFH Environment

Verifying candidate identity before hire is one of the most important steps you can take in the background screening and hiring process. After all, the threat of identity theft is real, so you need to be thorough in making sure you know exactly who you’re hiring.  In the new remote work landscape, the steps for verifying the identity of prospective employees can be more cumbersome, because there are fewer opportunities for face-to-face interaction. However, there are specific actions you can take to follow a thorough screening and onboarding process, and gain certainty about individuals’ identity before they arrive—or log in—for day one of employment.
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Understanding the Soft Cost of a Managed Service in the Procurement Process

In the procurement process, you take into account a range of variables when deciding on a provider. In addition to the upfront quoted price for products or services, you also consider a provider’s reliabil...

Read More

What Is the Lifetime Value of Ongoing Drug Screening?

Employment drug screening is an essential component of the pre-employment hiring and screening process. It can help you manage hiring risk and potentially keep some accidents and injuries from happening.&n...

Read More

8 Healthcare Procurement Challenges and How to Solve Them

Your healthcare organization requires the right balance of talent, equipment, and supplies to meet patient care needs. However, achieving an optimal balance is often complicated by internal and external fa...

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