Are you ready to celebrate Nurses Week in style? We’re thrilled to announce a series of exclusive discounts tailored just for you, our incredible nurses! From May 6-12, join us in honoring the dedication, skill, and compassion of healthcare heroes like you. This year, the American Nurses Association has chosen the theme “Nurses Make the Difference,” highlighting the invaluable contributions of nurses worldwide.

At Medical Talent, we’re thrilled to join in the celebration by gathering all the best Nurses Week deals, freebies, discounts, goodies, and coupons for our dedicated nurses. 

Here’s a sneak peek at the discounts:

Clothing and shoes:

Adidas

  • 30% online/in-store and 15% at outlets

Levis 

  • 15% OFF first responder and medical professional

Lululemon

  • Offers 15% off to First Responders including firefighters, law enforcement, search and rescue, EMTs, and nurses and doctors

Nike

  • Offers a 10% discount off most items on Nike.com and in the Nike App to eligible first responders and medical professionals in the US

North Face 

  • Join XPLR Pass and get 10% off your first online purchase

Stanley 

  • EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT: Nurses, First Responders

Beyond

  • 35% off for nurses after verification on ID.me

Brooks

  • 25% off for nurses after verification on ID.me

Scrubs:

Hotels and Travel

Caesar hotel

  • Up to 30% OFF verify ID.ME

Wyndham 

  • In honor of the #EverydayHeroes fighting on the front lines, we’re offering all essential workers an instant complimentary GOLD membership upgrade

Hyatt

  • Must use offer code 145029 at time of booking to qualify. The traveling nurse rate varies by participating hotel and is non-commissionable. Terms and conditions apply. 

Dollar Car Rental 

  • Up to 25% off for nurses after using ID.me for verification 

Hertz Rental Car 

  • Up to 25% off for nurses after using ID.me for verification 

Budget Rental Car

  • Up to 25% off for nurses after using ID.me for verification 

Food & Dining:

Chick-Fil-A  

Chick-fil-A doesn’t offer a national nurses week discount, but local franchises do – check their website to find your local restaurant

G.O.A.T. Fuel 

Get this health-forward energy drink from NFL G.O.A.T. Jerry Rice and his daughter Jaqui Rice Gold for 15% off.

Thrive Market

Thrive Market offers free one year memberships to nurses. Use ID.me for verification.

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh is offering 55% off and free shipping on their first Hello Fresh box. Plus ongoing 15% off for all nurses. 

WELLNESS – VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS

Pachamama CBD Oil

30% off for all frontline workers: get it here

GNC 

GNC is giving 10% off purchases. Use ID.me for verification

Ritual

Ritual is giving 20% off your first three months. Use ID.me for verification

Natural Cycles

Natural Cycles: Healthcare workers & first-responders get 20% off

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Working as a travel nurse has many great benefits. High pay, a chance to see the country and explore new cities, the opportunity to work with a variety of teams, resume building… the list goes on. But one drawback of this profession is that you’re away from home a lot. That can make it difficult to maintain relationships back home while you’re out on the road.

Whether it’s a significant other, friends, or family members, there are steps you can take to keep up with the relationships you have back home. Here are some tips:

Use technology to your advantage.

Thankfully, the technology we have at our disposal today makes it easier than ever to maintain relationships even over long distances. Text or call your family members, friends, and significant other on a regular basis – communicating regularly is the key to maintaining any kind of relationship. And video chatting through apps like FaceTime or programs like Skype even allows you to see these people face-to-face. That means you can literally see the people who are most important to you whenever you have time away from work.

Set expectations.

Communicate clearly with your significant other, family members, and friends about when you’ll be available to talk with them, and what your schedule will be in terms of contract length. Get everyone on the same page about when you’re able to talk, and when you’ll be working and/or coming back home, and for how long. That way, no one is left in the dark. Being open and transparent about the expectations you have for communication is the best way to make it work.

Plan ahead.

As a travel nurse, you’ll be well aware of how long your contracts last, whether you’ll be extending them or not, and when you’ll be back home. Plan ahead to see the people you care about when you’re back home – set a date to get dinner, or go shopping, or simply hang out at home. Having that time to look forward to is a great motivator for you and the people who are looking forward to spending time with you back at home.

Take Your Travel Nursing Career to the Next Level

Looking for your next great travel nursing gig? Get in touch with the medical recruitment professionals at Medical Talent by calling 972-694-9399 or contacting us online.

Feel like you’re never hearing back when applying to jobs? It’s not that you’re a bad candidate – it might be that your resume isn’t up to par. When was the last time you took a look at your resume and made sure it was firing on all cylinders? Here are three quick tips to strengthen your resume:

#1: Tailor it with keywords.

For most of the jobs you apply to, your resume won’t get in front of human eyeballs right away. It will be processed by a resume parsing system, which scans your resume for keywords relevant to the job you’re applying for. When the system finds enough of the right keywords, it pushes you higher in the pile. That’s why you should tailor your resume to the specific job you’re applying for – take a look at the job description and be sure to include words and phrases from it in your resume.

#2: Make it skimmable.

No one likes to read long paragraphs. And a hiring manager who has hundreds of resumes to go through literally doesn’t have the time. That’s why making your resume “skimmable” is a good practice to follow. This means using lots of headings, varying the sizes of headings to create a logical hierarchy, and keeping paragraphs very short (3 sentences or so at most).

#3: Be specific.

In your work history segments, make sure you’re being specific about the results you brought to past employers. Rather than saying you “improved patient outcomes as a part of the intake team,” point out how you “raised patient processing times by 15% and cared for upwards of 10 patients per shift.” Getting specific with numbers helps hiring managers to see the real, quantifiable results of your work, and it helps you stick in their minds better, too.

Put Your Resume To Good Use With Medical Talent

Are you ready to use your polished resume and start applying to jobs where you can thrive? Let us help. Contact a member of the Medical Talent medical recruitment team by calling 972-694-9399 or visit us online. 

In some organizations, managers are more figureheads than leaders, and they tend to view their employees as nothing more than a number. They don’t think about the employees themselves; they just think about their work and what they can produce. It’s not about the people doing the work, it’s about the work itself.

Clearly, this isn’t good for the organization.

Here’s why all managers should get to know their employees aside from the work they produce:

It promotes a positive work culture.

When employees feel that their manager really knows them and their personality, it helps everyone to feel at ease and comfortable. It makes employees feel that their employment doesn’t hinge on what they can do, or how much they can get done during a shift – it makes them feel that they’re truly valued as a member of the team. On the whole, this promotes a positive work environment rather than a toxic one.

It opens the door for growth opportunities.

When managers get to know their employees a little better, they’ll get to know what they want out of their careers, and what they see for themselves in the future. That lets the manager better facilitate growth and advancement, improving the entire organization as a result. When the manager and their employees can work together to find mutually beneficial opportunities for improvement and growth, everyone’s happy.

It improves retention.

When employees don’t feel seen or heard by their managers, they don’t have much of a reason to stick around. Retention rates increase greatly when managers are engaged with their employees, when conversations are had frequently, and when the supervisor-employee relationship is one level deeper than a numbers game. If employees feel like they’re just one more cog in the machine, however, they’ll quickly jump ship to find something that suits them better.

Staff Your Facility With The Best

Looking for more all-stars to add to your team? We can help with that. Contact Medical Talent to get started on your search. Learn more about our medical staffing services here! 

A staffing firm can help your company with its hiring needs in a multitude of ways. And at the end of the day, it’s a smart business decision.

When you partner with Medical Talent, you’re saving money and time. Here’s how: 

Improved Flexibility 

By outsourcing your staffing to a recruiting firm, you’re able to bring on contract or temporary workers to meet your staffing needs. That means you can scale your workforce up or down as needed. If you need more staff during flu season, for example, you can get it – and then you can scale back down once flu season is over. This kind of workforce flexibility lets you maintain efficiency and keep your operation running without making a long-term financial commitment.   

Outsourced Payrolling 

Partnering with Medical Talent also means you’re saving money on a lot of the overhead costs you would normally spend on employees. Things like health benefits, paid time off, worker’s compensation, 401k, sick days, and employer taxes are the responsibility of your staffing partner – that saves you a lot of time and hassle, not to mention the cost savings. 

Lowered Training Costs 

Medical Talent finds you highly skilled, qualified candidates who are experts in their industry. That means you’ll save on the time and costs of training a new employee from scratch. You’ll be able to reduce your training costs significantly when you bring on our pre-screened and qualified candidates and avoid the potentially long learning curve of an untrained hire.  

Fast, Accurate Hires 

Partnering with Medical Talent means you won’t get sucked into the time commitment of filtering through resumes, screening candidates, interviewing, and selecting a new hire. We take care of all of that for you, and we make it our mission to find the right candidate, the first time. That means you get the talent you need, fast, while we take care of all the legwork.   

Save Time and Money With Medical Talent 

Looking for your next great team member? That’s where we come in. Start saving time and money by connecting with Medical Talent for your next hire. Get in touch online or call us at 972-468-9111. 

Are you hiring? If you don’t have an employee referral program in place, it’s a good time to consider changing that. Referral programs are one of the best ways to get your workforce engaged in the hiring process itself, and the benefits are numerous.  

Here are just a few of the great reasons to engage your workforce with a referral program: 

It helps you cut recruiting costs.  

The process of putting together job descriptions and application forms, screening resumes and applicants, setting up interviews, and finally hiring a candidate is expensive, not to mention time-consuming. Getting a referral from one of your existing staff members cuts out much of that process, saving you from the costs associated with the traditional recruiting process. Even if you offer an employee referral bonus for the person who referred the candidate, it’s probably only a small amount compared to what you would have spent on recruiting and advertising efforts. 

It helps you find engaged talent. 

Another benefit of an employee referral program is that it helps you find engaged, motivated talent. Most people aren’t going to recommend their friends or family if they know it could look bad on them later. So, you can rest assured you’re probably getting a good hire when you rely on the advice of your existing team.  

It increases retention.  

Studies have demonstrated that for many companies, the best talent comes from within, either from internal hires/promotions or employee referrals. And the evidence also indicates that employees hired through referrals tend to stay with companies longer than those hired through other channels. So, to put it simply, engaging your current workforce in a referral program is a great way to increase retention. 

It makes recruiting faster. 

If your organization is like most, you want to cut down on lengthy processes whenever you can in order to save money and free up workers’ schedules to focus on important objectives. Using an employee referral program can help you do that. Hiring through referrals allows you to eliminate or streamline extra steps in the traditional hiring process in order to bring on new hires faster. 

Find Your Next Healthcare Hire 

Medical Talent’s Medical Division is here to help your healthcare facility find its next great hire. Contact one of our expert recruiters today to learn more about what we offer and to get started on your talent search.