Pharmacy Recruiting: Answering Our Clients’ Most Asked Questions

If you haven’t worked with a staffing agency before, you may have some questions about how the process works. Here are a few of the most common questions we get from employers about the recruiting process and our answers to help get you started. 

Is there an initial fee to get started with Rx relief?

No. Our temporary and temporary-to-hire options are billed by the number of hours our employee has worked at your office or facility. You will be billed the week following the date work is completed. Direct hire placements are not billed until you decide that the candidate we present to you is acceptable for permanent hire.

How will I be billed?

Invoices will be issued weekly and can be paid electronically.

Who does the employee work for?

It depends. Rx relief fills temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire positions. For temporary and temp-to-hire assignments, associates are employed by Rx relief.

How do you administer employee direction or coaching, if needed?

Our process involves regular interactions with both our clients and placed employees to identify what is going well and where improvement may be needed. This includes a 360-degree feedback loop, by which we immediately contact employees after receiving feedback from their supervisor.

How does Rx relief help retain the talent they place with their clients?

Much of it begins with both candidate AND client selection. We work with employees who have recent and relevant work experience, as well as reasonable pay expectations. Conversely, we only work with clients who have strong cultures and safe work environments and who realize they have to pay what the market dictates in order to get the very best employees. Blending this with our attention to the “fit factor” when making placements, we get it right a whole lot more than we get it wrong!

How quickly can you fill a position?

It depends on the skills and experience required. We pride ourselves on having a robust inventory of screened employees who are ready to go to work. In fact, many positions can be filled the same day you contact us. If your specific needs require a specialized or rare skill set, we will give you a reasonable expectation for how long a search may take.

What is your selection process?

Our selection process is a combination of phone screening, phone interviewing to identify skills, a robust application, an in-person behavioral interview to identify where the person would be the best “fit,” reference checks, and an in-depth Rx relief orientation. Then, depending upon a Client’s specific needs, a drug screen, background check, and/or Client specific orientation are performed.

If you are an employer looking for pharmacists, Rx relief is ready to help you. 

We are one of the nation’s leading pharmacy placement firms. Rx relief has received Best of Staffing® awards from both clients and talent. Find out what Rx relief can do for you. Give us a call today.