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Reduce Time Filling Vacant Positions

Industries with high turnover rates are in constant need of new candidates to fill vacant positions. The efficiency and speed with which those vacancies are filled makes a significant difference in how the company operates as a whole. Positions that are vacant for long periods of time place an additional burden on current staff who are asked to work overtime, must work shifts short-handed, or are mandated to stay due to Staffing ratios and regulations.

The results are higher payroll costs, more staff burnout, and added training and orientation costs to get the new hire able to work independently. It becomes a vicious cycle that effects work quality, safety of staff and customers or patients, and the reputation of the company. In certain industries like healthcare and transportation, penalties for non-compliance with oversight regulations also add to those costs.

Try Retention Measures

Retention is the ultimate goal of a human resource department. The longer employees stay in a position, the better and more consistent the outcomes. One way to encourage retention is to engage and reward employees to make them feel appreciated. It will not take much to show staff they are valued members of the company. A monthly luncheon when there are no safety violations, coffee and donuts at the end of the week if no one has been late or out sick, or a chance to win two movie tickets when a coworker or patient indicates staff went above the job description.


Other staffing solutions can include having a list of per Diem staff to fill in when someone calls in sick or leaves a position vacant. Upgrading software to improve efficiency is another possibility. While some staff management software is already used by agencies, there are versions and more from PRIM that can be applied to human resource departments in government, transportation, hotels, healthcare, and mining, among others. Demonstrations are recommended and can be scheduled online.


The software is easy to operate, and an online training center is available to teach users how the functions are accessed. Individual training is also offered at an additional cost. Integration is available in basic and custom formats. The basic integration includes eight total features, such as types of positions, language, regions of work, and billing rates. Custom integration provides advanced features like cost-effectiveness reporting, translations, and complex billing methods. Those interested in improving efficiency and filling vacant positions faster are invited to visit