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Healthcare often struggles with outdated hiring software, and long-term care is no exception. It’s not that long-term care workers are afraid of change. It’s just that, in an industry with high stakes and constant demand, it might feel safer to stick with what you know. But what if the thing you know is all about slow hiring, widespread vacancies, and businesses that struggle to stay afloat? If that sounds like your reality, it’s probably time to update your long-term care software.

The Race to Staff Up in Long-Term Care

Even saying that staffing shortages are widespread in long-term care is a serious understatement. In 2021, 99% of skilled nursing facilities experienced shortages, and 78% of these facilities faced the real possibility that shortages would force them to close.

By 2030, healthcare is expected to add 2.6 million new roles. But as it stands, a massive number of healthcare workers are reaching retirement age, and many more are leaving the industry voluntarily. So where are those 2.6 million workers supposed to come from?

Right now, healthcare hiring is in a race to the finish. It takes healthcare employers longer to hire than almost any other industry. But taking weeks or months to hire just doesn’t work when you’re competing for one small pool of qualified candidates. 

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Get Results With Long-Term Care Software Solutions

Luckily, we have good news. Long-term care software has proven results when it comes to hiring. Just by using an applicant tracking system, businesses can fill vacancies 20% faster and reduce turnover by 40%.

Source Applicants

Create attractive, branded job posts that are optimized for the web. Then automatically send these jobs to all sites where candidates are looking, and let job seekers apply with just one click. 

Assess Fit 

Add screening questions to your applications to quickly highlight qualified candidates. Schedule interviews and send invitations from your applicant tracking platform, and pull resumes into a standard, easy-to-read format. 

Collaborate With Ease

Invite your team members to join you on your hiring platform. Assign user-based permissions to control who has access to candidate information and control over your hiring process. Collect notes and feedback from team members located anywhere in the world. 

Engage Candidates

Set up standard candidate touchpoints so your applicants can feel informed, valued, and engaged. Send unlimited texts and emails, showing off your strong communication skills. 

Streamline Your Onboarding

As soon as you make a hire, distribute onboarding packets that are specific to their position. Get licenses verified and complete background checks without a hassle. 

Improve the Candidate Experience

Make a strong impression on your candidates. Give them the easiest possible application experience with 1-click apply and standard updates about their application status. Impress your applicants so they’re more likely to accept your job, apply again, or refer their friends. 

The Apploi Advantage

Apploi can shorten your time-to-hire by 21% in the first 90 days and by 71% with continued use. Our customers convert 88% of potential candidates on average, getting ahead of the hiring curve and staying there. We offer customizable workflows, automated hiring steps, integrated onboarding tools, and analytics so you know how well your process is working. Want more guidance? Our healthcare-specific customer support team is here to offer ongoing support.

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Melanie Boroosan

Over her six years in healthcare administration, Melanie has managed human resources, legal, compliance, payroll, and recruitment efforts at a corporate level. This oversight granted her a deep appreciation for the unique needs of healthcare managers, and for the direct ways that business operations affect the wellbeing of each employee. As Apploi’s Director of Healthcare Innovation, Melanie draws from her experience in healthcare HR and ancillary long-term care to pursue a vision of holistic healthcare staffing. Her work is rooted in the knowledge that great care begins with improving quality of life for all healthcare workers.