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Staffing, Hospital Management Software

How COVID-19 Will Continue to Impact Healthcare Staffing in 2021

January 28, 2021

If there’s anything 2020 taught us, it’s this: Expect the unexpected. That’s the mentality of  healthcare facilities when planning for the future. When the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began, hospitals and other providers quickly....


What’s Next for Staffing?

October 22, 2020

As the economy continues its recovery, many staffing firms find themselves back in the same spot as before the crisis–many jobs and few qualified candidates. Other firms are struggling to find new business. 

VMS, Staffing

How To Sell In a Crisis

August 07, 2020

With the disruption caused by COVID-19 seemingly set to continue impacting almost every facet of the global economy for the foreseeable future, it's important for businesses to remain flexible and keep the longer-term picture in mind.

VMS, Healthcare, Staffing, Hospital Management Software

3 Tips to Help You Through the Healthcare Staffing Crisis

May 15, 2020

While there is some evidence that the curve of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases is starting to flatten in some of the worst-hit areas in the country, we are a long way from being able to declare an end to the pandemic. We’re even further from being....

VMS, Healthcare, Hospital Management Software

How Healthcare CFOs Can Manage Costs While Dealing With Surges in Temporary Labor

March 26, 2020

Managing spend on locum tenens and other temporary medical labor is a critical concern for healthcare executives, especially during surges in demand for medical services.


March 19, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold and change, we want to reaffirm that the health and safety of our colleagues, employees, clients and contract talent is the first priority for everyone at Ringo.

What Healthcare CFOs Should Know About the CRNA Shortage

February 26, 2020

The current Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) shortage is predicted to continue for several years, and is especially difficult for rural hospitals. Healthcare administrators will need a variety of tools to maintain staffing and....

VMS, Healthcare, Staffing

How to Cut Healthcare Staffing Costs While Maintaining Patient Care

February 13, 2020

Although healthcare staffing is an $11.1 billion industry and is responsible for about 60 percent of hospital costs, it’s crucial for healthcare facilities to maintain adequate staff while simultaneously providing robust patient services.....

VMS, Healthcare, Staffing

5 Reasons for the Nursing Shortage

January 07, 2020

Hospitals and clinics across the United States are in the midst of a nursing shortage—a situation projected to worsen by 2030. Factors such as an aging population, deficient resources to educate future nurses, a wider variety of career options,....

VMS, Healthcare, Staffing

How the Nursing Shortage Is Impacting Healthcare

December 20, 2019

The American nursing shortage is set to surge through 2030, with significant implications to the healthcare system overall. Although there are already three times as many nurses as doctors, experienced nurses are nearing retirement, and nursing....


Ringo CEO Keith Banks Featured on Podcast Discussing Evolution of VMS

December 05, 2019

Ringo CEO Keith Banks recently appeared on ‘Inbound & Down,’ a podcast by Diamond HubSpot Partner Agency Morey Creative Studios, to discuss his approach to helping companies develop temporary staffing solutions.


Understanding How the Ringo VMS Supports Nurse Managers

September 30, 2019

Nurse managers do it all. They are tasked with overseeing unit operations, maintaining a standard of excellence among a team of nurses, and also take on responsibilities like budgeting, staffing, and administrative duties. To do the job of a....


3 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing a VMS

September 12, 2019

Advanced vendor management technology such as the RINGO Vendor Management System (VMS) can help your business control its contingent labor spend, gain total visibility into its workforce, streamline workflows, and even improve customer service—....

Healthcare, Hospital Management Software

Combat the Physician Shortage With Locum Tenens & VMS Software

August 14, 2019

An ongoing medical staffing shortage has created pressing issues for hospitals, physicians groups, and outpatient and ambulatory care facilities alike, hitting rural communities especially hard. This dilemma is fueled by a growing and aging....


Attracting & Preserving Top Talent With RINGO VMS

July 15, 2019

In the current employment climate, the importance of hiring the best possible candidates cannot be overstated. The difference in value between a good employee and a great employee increases with the complexity of the job. In a highly specialized....


The Best Software Solution for Strategic HR Management

June 24, 2019

A cost-efficient staff of highly talented employees is the mark of great human resources management. To achieve this state of hiring nirvana, supply chain management (SCM) and talent management—two departments that are so often at odds with each....


How to Get More From Your VMS Solution

May 31, 2019

A vendor management system (VMS) is an integrated workforce management tool that helps businesses better oversee, guide and maintain their contingent labor pools. Features and functionality of VMS technology support holistic improvement across....

VMS, Staffing

Make Your Staffing Company Indispensable by Becoming a Managed Service Provider

April 22, 2019

Today's staffing industry landscape is characterized by an increased demand in candidate sourcing, new contingent workforce arrangements, and significant skills gaps. To retain clients and gain new business in the current environment, staffing....


One Tool to Simplify Your Workforce Management Procedures

April 11, 2019

If you want to grow a business, providing the best version of your product or service is only one piece of the entrepreneurial puzzle. To scale, you’ll also need to get really good at managing your human resources—hiring, retaining employees,....

VMS, Staffing

How to Improve Your Staffing Management Plan

March 20, 2019

A staffing management plan comprises the processes and protocols that recruiters and hiring managers follow to onboard new hires for their respective clients and companies. A recent staffing industry survey by RINGO provides valuable insights....

Insider, Staffing

CEO Quick Chat With RINGO's Keith Banks

February 19, 2019

We recently sat down and caught up with RINGO CEO Keith Banks to pick his brain about the future of the RINGO Vendor Management System (VMS) platform, and the staffing industry, overall. 


Expand Your Payroll Options With Employer of Record Services

February 08, 2019

When a company hires a new employee, it typically also accepts all the responsibilities associated with adding that new staff member to their payroll, including tasks, liabilities, costs, and more. Some businesses are either ill-equipped to....


Finding the Appropriate Workforce Solution for Your Staffing Firm

January 21, 2019

'Workforce Solutions' are considered to be third-party products and services relating to the sourcing, engagement and development of employed and non-employed (including contingent) workers. It is an umbrella term used within the staffing....

Healthcare, Staffing

Contingent Hospital Labor In High Demand & Need Intensifying

November 26, 2018

The U.S. healthcare industry has been experiencing physician and nurse shortages that are projected to get much worse before improving. Utilization of contingent labor in healthcare (locum tenens) has served to mitigate the widening gaps in....

What Is a Vendor Management System?

August 22, 2018

With the boom of the so-called "gig economy," or contingent labor force, businesses have had to develop better ways to manage temporary employees. According to global staffing and workforce advisory firm Staffing Industry Analysts, for 78 percent....


From Staffing Firm to Managed Service Provider: Build a Moat Around Your Business

July 16, 2018

From 2006 to today, the ratio of companies using a VMS has jumped from 16% to 73%. Without a VMS, it could take several hours each day to mitigate scheduling conflicts. And you can’t control what you can’t see, so the risks of....

Hospital Management Software

Nurse Managers: The Glue That Holds It All Together

April 24, 2018

What is a Nurse Manager?

Nurse Managers are vital to the operation and productivity of hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long-term care centers and other healthcare facilities. They supervise a team of registered nurses (RNs), licensed....

Healthcare, Hospital Management Software

Streamline Healthcare Administration with Effective Hospital Management Software

March 06, 2018

RINGO’s Vendor Neutral Management System is just what the doctor ordered.


Hospitals & Labor Struggle to Find Common Ground

February 23, 2018

The nursing shortage hasn’t disappeared, and nurse managers are feeling the pressure.

VMS, Staffing

Help Your Staffing Firm Stay Ahead of the Competition with a VMS

January 02, 2018

Technology presents challenges, threats and opportunities to staffing firms in 2018 and beyond.

One thing is abundantly clear from the glut of articles and information that was pumped out by staffing industry trade publications in 2017: The....

VMS, Healthcare

Do You Know How Much Your Hospital Is Spending on Your Temporary Labor Force?

December 12, 2017

How to Effectively Manage Locum Tenens and Contingent Labor in 2018

It’s difficult to recall a time when the healthcare industry was in such a state of flux and turmoil. A flood of new patients from the Affordable Care Act and an aging population....

VMS, Healthcare

How to Control and Reduce Overtime in Hospitals

November 15, 2017

Hospitals and healthcare systems are under more pressure and scrutiny than ever before. Those in the industry are all too familiar with the inherent profit-versus-care conundrum that healthcare professionals face on a daily basis. How can you....

VMS, Staffing

5 Reasons Your Staffing Firm Should Partner with RINGO

November 08, 2017

Staffing firm owners understand more than anyone how difficult it is to win over a client. In an era when job hunting and temp labor has been commoditized, staffing relationships are increasingly difficult to find. Sometimes, it’s only after a....


Healthcare Uncertainty Leaves Hospitals Caught in the Middle

October 27, 2017

At RINGO, we follow health care industry trends very closely. Admittedly, it’s an all-consuming endeavor these past few years as the industry has been thrust into chaos. It hasn’t been all bad news, but uncertainty is never a good thing when a....

VMS, Healthcare

ACA And Your Business

September 06, 2017

The New Year has arrived, and with it came some changes to the way companies manage benefits of their employees. Most people are aware of “ObamaCare,” better known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), that went into effect in 2014. As of January 1,....


Achieving LEAN Methodology in Healthcare Through Ringo VMS

August 16, 2017

The concept of “Lean” was born in manufacturing, yet it can apply to all business environments – especially healthcare. Lean thinking begins with driving out waste so that all work adds value and serves the customer’s needs. By identifying value....

VMS, Staffing

Vendor Case Study

April 12, 2017

RINGO has partnered with many Staffing Vendors throughout the years. We have always developed strong relationships with our partners. Below is a Case Study to provide you insight on how RINGO was able to help one of our Staffing Partners improve....


The New Gig Economy

October 24, 2016

Gig economy has become a common term that refers to the growing use of temporary and contract workers. The use of these independent talent has seen a surge across almost every field of work. Companies are not the only ones finding temporary work....


National Staffing Employee Week

September 23, 2016

This past week the American Staffing Association (ASA) celebrated National Staffing Employee Week. The ASA put this week in place as a way to honor the large community of flexible workers that regularly work for staffing companies. More than 3....

VMS, Staffing

The evolution and continued growth of the VMS

September 21, 2016
There has been a stigma around Vendor Management Systems since they made their debut more than a decade ago. For the client introduction of the VMS was a game changer. It made day-to-day responsibilities much easier to manage. However, some....

Temporary Staffing Management with Ringo’s New Feature

July 12, 2016

Ringo is enhancing our platform to further help you manage your temporary staffing process!

The Current Activity report shows you every temporary employee that is currently working. Also, it provides a detailed overview of your temporary staffing.


New Ringo Enhancement

June 16, 2016

Ringo has enhanced our “Statement Adjustment” Report!This is a great feature we offer for users that process invoices.


Talent Management and Strategic Workforce Planning

June 06, 2016

Talent Management and Strategic Workforce Planning are two powerful approaches to building, engaging and retaining staff. Though both tactics have similar goals, the execution is very different. Together, they build a solid labor force able to....


It is EASY being GREEN

April 22, 2016

Ringo is a real-time, fully automated, secure VMS platform delivering a user-friendly, online tool accessible from any desktop to simplify, manage and monitor staffing requirements including talent requisition and usage. Human Resources,....


The Best Case Scenario: Using a VMS

March 01, 2016

Utilizing a VMS for your temporary staffing needs is a great way to streamline and centralize your procurement process.


Answers to VMS Questions You’ve Been Hesitant to Ask Out Loud

February 16, 2016
You keep hearing the term, but aren’t really sure whether your organization should explore a VMS. Here are over a dozen Q/A’s that you need to know about VMS capabilities to bring you up to speed.
Healthcare, Staffing

What’s Driving Healthcare Staffing Growth?

January 06, 2016

Healthcare staffing is a growing industry. This Infographic explains some factors that are keeping it booming.


What HR Wants to Gain From Their Software

November 11, 2015

Infographic on what HR wants to gain from their software


Technology In The Healthcare World

October 14, 2015

In healthcare, the big push to respond quickly to a patient’s needs can be a life or death process. The actions are swift, confident and immediate.


Find Out Some Fast Facts About RINGO

October 13, 2015
View our Infographic to learn some fast facts about RINGO 

You Can’t Control What You Can’t See

September 11, 2015

A Vendor Management System (VMS) can help you to find opportunities for big savings!


Capture Real-time Data with a VMS

July 30, 2015

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”  –– Sherlock Holmes in a Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

Too many companies make decisions about their staffing needs, patterns and spend based purely on theory, general consensus....


6 Absolute Must Knows about Your Staffing Provider

July 01, 2015

According to Staffing Industry Analysts  Big Changes in Labor Market, the use of contingent talent is on the rise. With frequent changes in the business environment, it makes sense to partner with a staffing provider to support your ongoing....


Who wins the efficiency battle, paper or electronic timesheets?

June 18, 2015

Our lives today are inundated with technology. Businesses are increasingly adapting their service modules to include mobile technology so that everything is assessable from a tablet, smartphone or laptop. Many companies find the technology to be....

VMS, Healthcare

Find the Fastest Route to Savings on Hospital Labor Spend

March 24, 2015

Wondering how you can save time and money on temporary labor? Follow the path to savings with RINGO VMS!


Changing Course Can Gain Time

March 24, 2015

Too often the burden of managing contingent talent is a full time job for a member of an organization’s HR team. Although it’s just supposed to be one of many responsibilities, it tends to become cumbersome and difficult because each staffing....


Increase Efficiency of Managing Temporary Labor

March 24, 2015

Recent trends indicate that the economy is recovering. This means unemployment rates are down and people are taking more risks when it comes to employment. Recently a survey by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the percentage of....