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Traveler Reduction Results in Major Savings [Case Study]

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Hueman reduces $630,000+ in RN traveler usage. The Situation: A leading regional health system with over 10,000 employees was seeing their traveler usage increase and needed to review the trend in order to reduce their annual spend. The increase was due to a mix of fast growth paralleled with increased turnover- which lead to clinical candidate shortages across multiple units. The focus was making a material impact to their 2016 bottom line. The Results: Between May 2016 and December 2016, traveler usage decreased from 31 to 9, and traveler premium spend was decreased by $630,000. This was actually in excess of $140,000 from what we had originally hoped to achieve. The hospital has no plans to return to an increased traveler usage model, and thus expects to see this $630,000 as incremental savings year over year. Hueman focuses on building partnerships through culture-based recruitment. These solutions help meet the financial needs of our partners while improving employee engagement and reducing turnover. To learn more about culture-based recruitment programs with Hueman, visit us at or contact us at Our Client: Their Challenge: Our Solution: Our Results: By the Numbers: Decrease traveler usage and premium labor spend. Partner to focus on filing openings in units with travelers. Reduced traveler count by 22 Decreased premium labor costs by $630,000 annually Leading regional health system "I was charged with reducing premium labor spend and recognized a good - but challenging - opportunity with travelers. Hueman's recruitment team worked hand and hand with hiring managers and RN leadership to ensure that there was a strong focus on these units. Ultimately, this led to a material decrease in expenses, and I recommend that everyone review their traveler spend and take a look at this option to better manage staffing costs," SVP of HR. Hueman began recruiting for specific units across multiple locations in May of 2016. At that time, the system was using 31 travelers on a consistent basis and was seeing a monthly increase in their traveler headcount. The SVP of HR's goal was to be at 9 or less travelers by December 2016.

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