OnShift this week announced it has acquired Avesta Systems as part of an effort to expand its next-generation human capital management platform.

Avesta, now operating as OnShift Employ, provides comprehensive talent acquisition software and services that streamline recruiting and hiring processes. With the combined solution, healthcare providers will new resources for hiring, engaging and retaining quality employees, while reducing turnover and costs.

 With the Avesta acquisition, OnShift further expands its footprint in the healthcare marketplace, by adding emergency medical services capabilities.

“Our acquisition of Avesta gives providers the ability to differentiate themselves through unparalleled candidate experiences that enable them to find and hire quality candidates faster than ever,” Mark Woodka, CEO of OnShift, said. “OnShift is committed to helping our customers, senior care organizations and other healthcare providers meet and exceed their recruiting and hiring goals.”

In a recent workforce research report, 72% of healthcare professionals reported employee turnover as a top workforce challenge, followed by finding qualified talent (62%). 

“OnShift continues to expand our software platform and our business both organically and through acquisition,” added Steve Haynes, executive vice president of corporate development at OnShift. “We are focused on leveraging technology innovation to create further value for our customers as part of OnShift’s aggressive growth strategy.”