Nurse Recruitment Agencies

The Vital Role of Nurse Recruitment Agencies in Bridging Healthcare Gaps

Are you an employer or hiring manager at a care home?

If yes, this topic must be of huge significance to you. 

The one thing that is making the healthcare system’s smooth functioning extremely difficult, is staff shortage. Although healthcare staff shortages have become a global issue, it is a massive problem for UK healthcare organisations. Post-COVID-19 health complications, aging and retirement of qualified professionals, and no straightforward system to fill healthcare gaps, nurse recruitment agencies are now the biggest support. 

What Is A Nurse Recruitment Agency?

A nurse staffing agency or nurse recruitment agency provides staffing solutions to hospitals, healthcare centers, and care homes. They help healthcare organisations in filling temporary gaps efficiently. Staffing agencies secure contracts for registered nurses. With a rapid increase in the employment of international nurses, hospitals and care homes utilise staffing agencies for quick placements and filling of temporary gaps in their organisations. 

What Does A Nurse Recruitment Agency Offer?

These agencies are a big relief for healthcare organisations as they save them the trouble of paying for visas of registered nurses from other countries. A nurse recruitment agency sponsors the visas for registered/licensed nurses and charges organisations a flat fee for the contract. However, big agencies also offer temporary solutions, permanent placements, and international recruitment giving organisations different options per their requirements. Many agencies also offer other amenities as part of the contract. These include housing, educational courses, job assistance. 

How Nurse Recruiting Agencies Help With Filling Gaps?

One of the most distinctive factors of a nursing or staffing agency is the options it has in terms of nurses or HCAs. Since healthcare organisations require all types of placements, nurse recruitment agencies are their go-to place for staffing needs. Below are some of the placement categories:

Per Diem (Per Day) 

These nurses are required to fill urgent gaps temporarily. We can also call them on-call nurses. They are often called to cover a shift, a day, or a weekend. Nursing recruitment agencies understand how difficult it is for hospitals and care homes to cover up for last-minute cancellations. This is why they always keep Per Diem options available. 

Pro Re Nata Or PRN

Pro Re Nata or on-needed basis nurses are quite similar to Per Diem. The only difference between PRN nursing and Per Diem nursing is that PRN is less flexible. Moreover, such nurses are also required to complete certain documentation by the employers. However, agencies do have them in their pool as well. 

Travel Nurses

With more and more healthcare organisations hiring international nurses, agencies also add travel nurses to their pool. Nursing recruitment agencies also ensure their documents are completed and they’re licensed to work in other countries. Typically, you might need a travel nurse when you want a nurse for a 4 to 6-week to 6-month contract. This is because they put in a specific time of stay in one placement. You can specifically ask for a travel nurse from a certain country if you want them to take care of specific patients. Moreover, you can also make them a part of your organisation for cultural diversity and acceptance. 

Temp to Perm or Permanent Placements

This is the most sought-after category in the healthcare sector. Most of the time, care homes hire nurses for temporary positions but then extend their contract to a permanent basis. Care homes and hospitals are often looking for ideal candidates but finding them isn’t as simple. 

A temporary placement allows employers to analyse the quality of care a caregiver or nurse provides. By reviewing their work during their temporary jobs, hiring managers can decide better for the future. In such cases, temporary placements become permanent placements.  

ESGO Staffing Solutions

At ESGO, we have the smartest staffing solutions available for nurses and healthcare employers. Not only can they connect with each other and fill in their requirements, they can also stay connected with an active community of HCAs, nurses, and healthcare employers. 

ESGO is the digital innovation in the healthcare recruitment industry. With an intuitive website, a user-friendly mobile app, and complete professional support, ESGO is the best healthcare recruitment solution. Want to know the best part? Becoming a member is simple. You just have to choose your designation and this is it. You’re ready to explore jobs or talent right away. 


With nursing recruitment agencies, filling gaps has become easier for healthcare employers. Their support and dedicated options make urgent hiring possible as agencies take care of documentation and licenses. They also help you save time on doing background checks and collecting visa information, etc. 

About ESGO

ESGO provides quick and efficient healthcare staffing solutions. Since its establishment, ESGO has been dedicated towards linking skilled health professionals with reputable care homes across UK, thereby, becoming a trusted partner in the country’s healthcare industry. Our commitment goes beyond placements! We want to develop careers as well as carers’ lives while ensuring that the best patient care is provided through top level staffs in care homes.

At ESGO, we understand the unique challenges faced by care homes in sourcing qualified and compassionate healthcare staff. Partner with us to access a curated pool of top-tier nurses and carers ready to make a difference in your facility.

At ESGO, we’re committed to connecting outstanding healthcare professionals with top-tier care homes and facilities across the UK. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career with flexible, rewarding opportunities, apply today and join our vibrant community of care professionals.

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