EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Healthcare Staffing Agency Freedom Healthcare Ranked 26th Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S.

Staffing Industry Analysts | January 03, 2022

Background News
On December 31st, the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) announced a list of the 52 fastest-growing staffing firms in the U.S. Freedom Healthcare ranked 26th on the list, reporting a compound annual growth rate of 26.2%. It was also reported to be the 10th fastest-growing staffing agency in the healthcare sector.

Freedom Healthcare is a rapid response healthcare staffing firm that fulfills the nationwide demand for nurses, clinical practitioners, and allied professionals in the healthcare industry.

SIA is a global advisory firm for staffing and workforce services. It releases an annual list of 52 of the fastest-growing staffing firms in the U.S. based on their compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of revenue between 2016 and 2020. According to SIA, the list represents the most premier staffing agencies that are delivering consistently and are uniquely positioned to meet the demands of a competitive hiring marketplace.

Freedom Healthcare has been focused on staffing both, healthcare specialists with highly coveted skills and consistently in-demand talent. The company has an above average fill rate of 96% and reported a 98% job completion rate, making it a forerunner of healthcare staffing agencies.

"We are honored to be recognized by SIA for our rapid growth. Our company's success can be attributed to the passion, commitment, and hard work displayed by our team across every department and leadership level."

- Susan Whitman, executive vice president and COO of Freedom Healthcare Staffing

Freedom has been at the forefront of delivering and deploying rapid response workers to healthcare organizations that were experiencing staff shortages during a critical time. Whitman further added, "Freedom's internal mantra of people over profits is unwavering. Leading our company with an employee-first mentality includes taking major stands on behalf of our nurses during the pandemic. Our vocal policies and requirements around employee safety ensure that we provide our travelers the same exceptional care they provide their patients. We can't thank our healthcare professionals or our client partners enough for returning our commitment with their loyalty this year. We are confident that this culture has been the reason Freedom has grown and will continue to grow in the years to come."

Spotlight

Most organizations, corporate companies, and educational institutions today are using e-learning to train their employees and students. A research conducted by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) reported that nearly one-third of all learning content made available is in the form of e-learning. This shows that e-learning is being accepted as a convenient method for organizations to train their employees.

Spotlight

Most organizations, corporate companies, and educational institutions today are using e-learning to train their employees and students. A research conducted by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) reported that nearly one-third of all learning content made available is in the form of e-learning. This shows that e-learning is being accepted as a convenient method for organizations to train their employees.

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