SUNRISE, Fla. (December 3, 2019)—Interim HealthCare Inc., a national franchiser of homecare, hospice and health care staffing, is a silver winner of the 2019 Workforce: Optimas Awards. Selected for its multi-pronged approach to building a strong workforce. Interim HealthCare’s commitment to this initiative is first and foremost to help combat the nation’s caregiver shortage. By 2025, the United States will need to hire 2.5 million new health care workers to care for its aging population. The award program, now in its 29th year, recognizes and celebrates human resources successes in solving business challenges.

Interim HealthCare’s initiative included dashboards designed to convert candidates into employees and track and build workforce utilization, bi-annual contests and caregiver professional development courses. Through these efforts, Interim HealthCare was able to help its network of franchisees generate five times the number of candidates, and when considering the low unemployment rates and increased competition for qualified candidates, this is a significant increase.

“For our owners, the recruitment and retention of caregivers and other health care professionals is vital to business operations. According to industry reports, caregiver turnover is as high as 82%, further highlighting that building the right tools and resources to help our network of franchisees match the right care professionals to the right clients and patients is of highest priority,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. CEO and president. “This honor is a testament to our continued efforts to ensure that the needs of our local communities are not only met but we exceed expectations in every interaction.”

Interim HealthCare was also recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts on its annual lists as one of the largest health care staffing firms (ranked No. 45) and one of the largest per diem staffing firms (ranked No. 10).

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