Thinking about starting a healthcare staffing agency of your own?
Viviane Yimga Ngassam did exactly that in April of 2020, right as the Covid-19 pandemic was causing healthcare staffing shortages around the world. Check out the interview below to learn about how she started Beyond Medical Staffing, how her agency has grown over the last six months, and what advice she has for new agency owners.
How did Beyond Medical Staffing get started?
How has Kamana helped your agency grow?
How much has Beyond Medical Staffing grown since it first started?
Six months after launching, we now have 10 healthcare professionals on payroll. So it’s a lot more than we were doing before! And we’re definitely looking to grow more; we’re already looking into more contracts. It’s been an adventure but I’ve enjoyed the process of starting a healthcare staffing agency.
How do you find new candidates to fill openings?
Facebook is one of our top sources for new candidates. We share the Kamana application landing page link so candidates can apply in a few easy steps. From there it’s easy to monitor if their profiles have been completed or not. Most candidates complete their profiles within a day or two. For those who don’t, I know they’re not serious applicants!
Has your nursing background helped you as an agency owner?
Absolutely! I didn’t know anything about staffing when I got started, but having a nursing background has definitely helped me to get my foot in the door with new clients. I understand the specialties inside and out and can already speak the language of the clinical world.
Any advice for others starting a healthcare staffing agency?
Be persistent! You have to just keep at it, and be willing to learn. There’s a lot of opportunity out there, but you have to put in the work to find the clients you want. Not everyone will like working with the same types of clients. You have to find your niche, and the right type of clients for you.