Caregiver Recruitment: How Far Are Caregivers Willing to Travel for an Interview?

Oct 2, 2017 11:38:00 AM

With Caregivers becoming more and more in demand, we see them getting to pick and choose their opportunities. We know how important it is for them to be able to work close to their home, but travel time to the interview itself is another important factor. Less than ⅔ of Caregivers report they’re willing to travel more than 30 minutes to an interview. You can see the full breakdown below:

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While Caregivers are on average willing to travel farther for an initial interview than their everyday cases, there’s a significant falloff for interviews further than a 30 minute commute away. Often times Caregivers and CNAs might agree to a job interview without realizing how far the interview location is from their home, making an interview no-show more likely.

Many agencies in more rural areas, or agencies that cover larger territories struggle with this issue. If you service clients far away from your main office it’s important to have Caregivers who live in those areas. But how do you get them to come to the initial interview? Many agencies use a satellite office one or two days a week in far corners of their territories. That way they can meet the Caregivers and CNAs near where they live and will be serving clients. Another great strategy we’ve seen is to hold mobile interviews. Meeting Caregiver hires at a local coffee shop or library has helped many agencies grow their recruitment efforts to all corners of their territory.

If you enjoyed this post check out our full breakdown of what makes Caregivers choose to go to an interview, as well as our look at how Caregivers are always on the job marketLooking for help recruiting Caregivers you aren't reaching today? We'd love to have a conversation about how we can help with Caregiver recruitment. 

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Maggie Keen

Written by Maggie Keen

Maggie Keen is Vice President at myCNAjobs and a national caregiver recruitment speaker.

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