In today’s society, there seems to be a huge number of people waiting to rip you off and charge money for no service, and the nursing agency sector is no different. But there are still very good and reputable business out there providing a priceless service.
Does the intended nursing agency run a web site?
1. It is almost the rule now that reputable agencies will have a web site. There are quite a few things that you can use to determine how highly regarded and qualified an agency is when looking at their website.
2. Are they affiliated with a government recognised professional body? Like many other professions such as teaching or law, nursing agencies have certified membership organisations. As a customer, you will be protected by dealing with an agency who is a member of such an association. Verify the nursing agency’s website to make certain that they belong to a membership organisation.
3. Nursing agencies, like any other business, will only survive and flourish if they offer a good, legal and above all decent service to their clients. Because this is a people-oriented business, word of mouth is a powerful indicator and vital to the success of the business. Has the website been professionally designed and maintained? Poorly designed and quickly thrown together websites may be a first sign of a business that doesn’t take too much care about its professionalism. A high-quality website and a rock-solid internet presence are vital for most businesses today and particularly so in the nursing agency sector where you are dealing with people from all around the world.
4. Can you contact the nursing agency in the traditional way is offline? Good, reputable on-line businesses will always publish their real address. Take a bit of time to locate the conditions page as often it won’t be on the front page. In fact, offline information is a obligation by law in most countries nowadays, if a nursing agency does not do this, then that should throw up an immediate red flag.
Blue Stone Medical Pty Ltd is a specialist medical recruitment agency established to provide permanent, temporary and contract recruitment services to the health care and business sectors within Queensland, NSW and Victoria.