Hiring and staff training firms are expanding their services as the COVID-19 pandemic dictates how and when long-term care providers recruit new staff. Relias has integrated Workforce Dimensions by Kronos and Kronos Workforce Ready into its platform to help modernize staff onboarding and training for healthcare customers. 

By joining the Kronos Technology Partner Network healthcare education company, Relias is helping providers reduce time-consuming administrative data entry. The integration allows for automation of the assignment of job-specific training plans for new employees.

“Due to the spread of COVID-19, our healthcare clients are facing enormous challenges, which are further amplified by staff shortages in the face of increasing demand for services,” said Deanna Roepke, vice president of strategic alliances and partnerships at Relias. “By working with Kronos, Relias strives to ease the administrative burden and provide a seamless experience for HR administrators and their employees by streamlining the implementation and access to both platforms.”

The Relias platform is web-based and mobile-optimized, and employs performance metrics and assessments to pinpoint gaps in clinical knowledge. Relias can then provide personalized education. The technology collaboration simplifies staff onboarding for healthcare administrators. 

HR software provider OnShift announced its own partnership with First Advantage, a global leader in background check and drug-screening solutions. It allows clients to run background checks directly from the OnShift Employ talent acquisition system and is intended to speed up time-to-hire rates. OnShift said 48% of job candidates say their background check has an impact on how favorably they view an employer. By receiving real-time background and drug screening information through a certified integration, officials expect to reduce errors and give clients a competitive edge.

“The current environment has intensified workforce challenges for healthcare providers, creating an even greater need to efficiently recruit and hire staff to ensure quality care for their residents,” OnShift CEO Mark Woodka said.