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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Permanent Medical Staffing
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

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How much should I pay for Permanent Medical Staffing?

What is the average price of Permanent Medical Staffing?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Permanent Medical Staffing. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Permanent Medical Staffing been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Permanent Medical Staffing yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Permanent Medical Staffing?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Permanent Medical Staffing with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration among medical staffing agencies is low, with the top four players accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue. There are more than 12,450 employment and recruiting agencies in the United States, with an estimated 2,835 of them focusing on medical staff recruitment. The permanent medical... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

In-House or Outsource

Why should we rely on your recruiting services if we currently have an internal hiring staff?

How do you maintain a steady level of communication with your buyers to keep them informed of the recruitment progress?

How thorough is your assessment process of buyers' needs? What are the steps involved?

How will you be able to help us save on recruiting costs? What efforts have you put forth to streamline the recruitment process?

Sourcing Candidates

Have you instituted prescreening procedures related to the coronavirus?

How large is your current pool of candidates for permanent placement? Do you try to maintain a certain number of candidates at all times?

How quick is your turnaround from contacting candidates to having them ready for placement?

What are the components of your screening process? How does it cater to the medical field specifically?

Is your recruiting style active or passive? Do you seek out candidates or wait for them to respond to postings?


How are you adapting to the growth of online providers that offer recruitment services?

How long have you been in business? How do you differentiate your services from the competition?

How far do your services reach compared with other suppliers? Are you limited to recruiting for a particular region?

How do you use technology in the recruitment process compared with your competitors?

Value-Added Services

Do you provide other services to complement recruiting? If so, what kind?

Are these services capable of being packaged with recruitment services? What options do you have available for me?

Are you willing to offer training services for my in-house recruiting department?

With the expected boom in healthcare recruiting, will you be able to sustain the quality of your value-added services while trying to keep up with recruitment demands?

Placement Quality

How many placements do you average in a given year? Does your organization focus heavily on high-volume recruitment?

What is your success rate for placement? What have you done to address failed placements in the past?

How specialized are the candidates you recruit? Do you recruit for multiple specialties in the medical field?

Do you have testimonials from other clients verifying successful placements?


Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased or reduced demand?

How are you managing the recruitment process in light of the shortage of talent that is occurring in the medical field?

Has your company stayed up to date with the trends in healthcare reform? Are you a member of any professional recruiter associations?

How do you intend to adjust your services to account for the expected rise in healthcare demand? Will any aspects of your business suffer from this need to meet demand?

Is your business located where there is greater expected demand for medical services? How do you fill positions in less desirable locations?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should describe their desired pricing model (e.g. percentage of salary, flat fee, time and materials).

Buyers should define payment schedules.

Buyers should request detailed cost breakdowns for various types of positions that will be filled.

Buyers should clearly indicate the terms for travel compensation.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the viability of their submitted work plan, personnel qualifications and past work experience.

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

Buyers should also evaluate suppliers based on cost.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline when proposals must be submitted.

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.

Buyers should indicate acceptable turnaround times for filling staff vacancies.

Buyers should list the expected start date once a supplier is chosen.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for permanent medical staffing services presents a low level of risk, which benefits buyer power by mitigating the risk of price shocks or service discontinuity due to supply chain disruptions. Although changes in overall economic activity can impact a supplier's operating costs, staffing agencies are less dependent... Subscribe to learn more.