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Jeff Niles

Jeff is Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Healthcare Workforce Logistics and has been in healthcare contingent workforce management for over 15 years. Jeff has led sales, implementation, and client services to some of the largest and most influential healthcare providers with technology and solutions installed in over 3,000 hospitals in 50 states and the UK. Jeff is inspired to work with transformational leaders that have a vision to achieve the highest levels of efficiency, transparency, compliance, quality and cost savings. Contact Jeff at jniles@hwlmsp.com OR 630-913-6629
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How to Source Better Healthcare Talent without Spending More

How to Source Better Healthcare Talent without Spending More

May 06, 2024/By Jeff Niles

Sourcing talent in the healthcare industry has proven to be a tricky endeavor for facilities big and small. Between talent shortages, an aging baby boomer generation increasing demand for health services, and a large portion of the workforce reaching retirement age, recruiters have had their work cut out for them for quite some time. In fact, an estimated 900,000 registered nurses intend to leave their positions by 2027 due to burnout, stress, and retirement.

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How Healthcare Advisory Services Empower Decision Making

How Healthcare Advisory Services Empower Decision Making

April 23, 2024/By Jeff Niles
The State of Healthcare Staffing in 2024

The State of Healthcare Staffing in 2024

January 25, 2024/By Jeff Niles

One of the most significant challenges that hospitals have faced for years is the shortage of skilled workers. This, in turn, has made recruiting extremely competitive — if hospitals are all vying for the same candidates in the same labor pool, whoever offers the most will win. So, it's no wonder the industry average time to fill positions is 49 days.

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Embracing Excellence: Tracy Kettler Joins HWL as Vice President of Client Engagement

Embracing Excellence: Tracy Kettler Joins HWL as Vice President of Client Engagement

January 22, 2024/By Jeff Niles

Tracy Kettler is a highly accomplished professional with extensive experience in healthcare workforce solutions, operations and strategic business relationships. As the Vice President, Account Management at Nomad Health, she successfully led the expansion of the account management team, developed training programs, and improved supplier rankings. Tracy's career highlights include leadership roles at AMN Healthcare and RightSourcing Inc., where she managed large client portfolios and implemented successful programs. With a degree and progressive experience, Tracy has been recognized by leadership, peers, and clients for her deep understanding of workforce solutions in healthcare. Her expertise spans all facets of implementation, client services and delivery for many industry-leading healthcare systems.

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Lee Health Transforms Workforce Management with HWL

Lee Health Transforms Workforce Management with HWL

December 05, 2023/By Jeff Niles

Lee Health is among the most extensive not-for-profit public health systems in the United States, with over 950 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practitioners serving patients across Southwest Florida in more than 100 practice locations.

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HWL Welcomes Reed Parsons, Senior Director of Sales Enablement

HWL Welcomes Reed Parsons, Senior Director of Sales Enablement

December 04, 2023/By Jeff Niles

HWL is proud to announce Reed Parsons as the Senior Director of Sales Enablement, the latest team member to join our organization. Reed brings a wealth of experience and strategic leadership to his role, marked by a remarkable career in the dynamic field of sales and enablement. Throughout his journey, Reed has consistently made impactful contributions, showcasing his ability to drive organizational success through innovative approaches and meticulous execution.

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HWL Works: More Than Just a Healthcare MSP

HWL Works: More Than Just a Healthcare MSP

October 25, 2023/By Jeff Niles

HWL Works is a holistic approach to healthcare staffing management that considers  all of your business's goals, pain points, and everything in between. From a state-of-the-art vendor management system (VMS) platform, managed service program (MSP), and locums management services to helping you create an internal agency and source talent directly, our suite of workforce solutions helps you attain organizational imperatives.

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How to Lower Costs While Improving Fill Rates

How to Lower Costs While Improving Fill Rates

September 25, 2023/By Jeff Niles

The healthcare industry's staffing woes have been ongoing for decades, despite being exacerbated over the past few years. In 2017, the majority of the nursing workforce was at retirement age, with similar trends observed among physicians. Coupled with burnout and increased strain that became all too common during the pandemic, organizations big and small started to shift their hiring practices. More emphasis was put on contingent labor, which, while convenient, tends to be more expensive.

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HWL Welcomes Newest Vice President, Melissa Evans!

HWL Welcomes Newest Vice President, Melissa Evans!

September 20, 2023/By Jeff Niles

It is our absolute pleasure to introduce you to our newest team member, Melissa Evans, who joins us as the newest Vice President of Business Development. With an impressive track record in the industry and a wealth of experience, Melissa brings a fresh perspective and boundless enthusiasm to our team.

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HWL Welcomes Tamara Miller, Vice President!

HWL Welcomes Tamara Miller, Vice President!

August 21, 2023/By Jeff Niles

 

It is with immense pride and enthusiasm that we extend a heartfelt welcome to Tamara Miller, the latest addition to our HWL team as Vice President. With a career adorned with outstanding achievements and a profound dedication to the healthcare industry, her proven prowess in strategic solutions and business development is showcased through her role as Director of Strategic Solutions at Kirby Bates Associates, Orlando, where she orchestrated client-centered approaches, fostering growth and innovation. Previously, as Regional Sales Manager at Morgan Hunter Healthcare, Kansas City, Tamara displayed exceptional acumen in nurturing client relationships across six states, with a distinct focus on resolving EHR-based challenges.

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3 ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE CONFRONTING HOSPITALS IN 2024

3 ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE CONFRONTING HOSPITALS IN 2024

August 03, 2023/By Jeff Niles

It's no secret that the healthcare industry experienced unforeseen challenges that have driven innovation and adaptation in order to survive. Medical facilities have altered procedures and created new policies in order to accommodate massive influxes of patients and improve patient outcomes — but it certainly hasn't been easy, and there are still some common pain points that many organizations still deal with.

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Managing Surge Staffing Efforts

Managing Surge Staffing Efforts

June 27, 2023/By Jeff Niles

The past few years have taught healthcare organizations to expect the unexpected. While this is certainly easier said than done, one of the most effective ways to prepare for unseen threats is to develop a strategic plan that covers how to implement and manage a rapid response/surge staffing program. 

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Best Practices for Managing Short-Term Nurse Contracts

Best Practices for Managing Short-Term Nurse Contracts

May 26, 2023/By Jeff Niles

Since the Coronavirus Pandemic, many healthcare organizations have turned to utilizing contingent staff to fill gaps wherever necessary. Despite the decrease in virus cases, it appears that contingent workers — particularly in nursing — are here to stay in the post-COVID era.

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How Talent Management Technology Helps Contain Healthcare Staffing Costs

How Talent Management Technology Helps Contain Healthcare Staffing Costs

April 27, 2023/By Jeff Niles

One of the more significant rippling effects of the coronavirus pandemic, even in the post-COVID era, has been a greater focus on employee retention. Within that scope, there has been greater emphasis placed on attracting quality talent and ensuring all workers feel fulfilled to complete their jobs successfully.

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High Turnover in Nursing Threatens Quality of Care: How to Mitigate It

High Turnover in Nursing Threatens Quality of Care: How to Mitigate It

April 17, 2023/By Jeff Niles

Even pre-pandemic, the healthcare industry as a whole had staffing shortages. But the past few years have exacerbated such pre-existing issues, often to the point where organizations of all sizes began pivoting and re-examining their hiring and employee retention practices. This has been particularly true when hiring nurses.

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HWL Welcomes Tommy Binner, VP of Business Development!

HWL Welcomes Tommy Binner, VP of Business Development!

March 21, 2023/By Jeff Niles

HWL is thrilled to welcome Tommy Binner to our team as the Vice President of Business Development, with a special focus on Locum Tenens. Tommy joins HWL with several years’ experience in the healthcare field, as well as the technology field.

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What Is a Vendor Management System (VMS) and How Can it Improve Healthcare Operations?

What Is a Vendor Management System (VMS) and How Can it Improve Healthcare Operations?

March 10, 2023/By Jeff Niles

The past few years have dramatically changed the way we think about work. Whether it's the rise of the gig economy or the ubiquity of remote work, nearly every industry has been impacted by the ever-evolving labor landscape; and the healthcare industry is no exception.

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What Is Per Diem Nursing and How Can You Use It?

What Is Per Diem Nursing and How Can You Use It?

February 16, 2023/By Jeff Niles

For the past few years, already-existing labor shortages in the healthcare space have been exacerbated by the pandemic, thus shifting the way facilities operate. Pre-pandemic, there were already ongoing discussions about nursing shortages. In its current state, industry projections state that shortages are slated to last until 2030, with a total supply of nurses decreasing by ~100,000 from 2020 to 2021, the largest drop in four decades.

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VMS vs. MSP: What's The Difference?

VMS vs. MSP: What's The Difference?

February 15, 2023/By Jeff Niles

Today’s workforce looks vastly different from the one even just three years ago. Between the gig economy, remote work's increasing viability, and technology now facilitating contactless appointments, no longer are all workers working 9 to 5.

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HWL Contains Staffing Costs For Healthcare Organizations

HWL Contains Staffing Costs For Healthcare Organizations

December 02, 2022/By Jeff Niles

In February, 2020, healthcare facilities and providers across the nation were hit with an unexpected, desperate need for staff. Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) was called on by state organizations and hit the ground running to connect healthcare professionals with communities and organizations who need help as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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