Last minute temporary staffing situations demand immediate attention, eat up resources, and can create serious stress. But they don’t have to be like that, not with our app, Bosbec Ad-Hoc Staffing.
Here is a typical situation where the app can make a (huge) difference:
“Hey, Louise just called in sick. We need a nurse to replace her. Who do we have?”
“Try calling Jim or Karen. Their phone numbers are in the list called “Plan B”.
“Nobody is answering.”
“Hmm. Try Liza. She is a new star for us, but she is qualified.”
“She was busy.”
And on it goes. Hospitals with 500 employees may have up to ten people who spend hours every day chasing urgent replacements. Schools, restaurants, and other work places that need staff on short notice face similar challenges.
Our tool makes the process so much simpler, faster, and more efficient. Based on messaging, it communicates directly and interactively with a pool of relevant recipients.
Let’s say you have 14 people who get the offer for a specific position to be urgently filled. They are all qualified and aware of your list and messaging service. The first one to reply “yes” gets the job and the others automatically get a message saying the position has been filled.
A process that had taken 10 to 20 minutes or more is reduced to seconds.
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“It is extremely important for us to get staff at short notice. This app helps us tremendously.”
Tip: Ad hoc recruiting
How to effectively recruit staff on short notice
If you have a workplace that must be continuously staffed, such as a school or hospital, and staffers call in sick, what is the best and fastest method of finding replacements?
1. Do not make telephone calls; calls frequently land in voicemail boxes and you are unlikely to get a response in time. Send text messages instead.
2. Do not ask people to call you back. You are most likely going to be in a meeting or in a phone conversation, and you won’t be able to take a call. Ask them to text you back.
3. Send as few messages as possible. Make sure they are well written, relevant to the audience, and to the point. If you send too many wordy and irrelevant messages to your pool of replacements, they’ll soon stop paying you notice.
4. Give notice as soon as possible when the position is filled so that others can stop thinking about it. Automatic reply functions facilitate the task.
5. Use the principle of first come, first served to determine who gets the position. It lends credibility and those in your pool feel fairly treated. Suspicions that some people may be favored leads to a dramatic drop in interest in your service.