A recruitment agency is to offer extra financial incentives in a bid to attract more nurses and other health professionals during the recession.
Hays Healthcare has launched what it is called the Hays Healthclub for GPs, specialist nurses, theatre practitioners and allied health professionals.
Staff who join are given a £250 welcome bonus and can get a further £250 for referring friends who work in specialisms that are in short supply to the agency. There is also a new monthly Temp of the Month Award, again worth £250 to the winner.
Julie Greenwood, managing director of Hays Healthcare, said: ‘We are always looking for new ways to reward our workers.
‘The Healthclub allows us to say a huge thank you to those who have been loyal, a welcome bonus for those who join us and generous rewards for temporary workers who deliver exceptional service to employers,’ she said.
‘It also encourages workers to recommend others to find work through Hays, which is critical in light of the ongoing shortages in many areas of healthcare,’ she added.