okay.. strange tactics, no internet/cable
Pros: same as any other company
Cons: lying to the facility to ensure their commission
Maybe people don't realize this, but there are companies that have their HR dept. make fake reviews on the internet to bring up those 5 star ratings. Please beware of those 5 star reviews.
I am not one of them, so i can give you my honest experience.
I've worked with traveling companies in many hospitals for over 10 years, and this one is the worst - other than Accountable Healthcare Staffing.
I learned over time, to make stipulations to my contracts due to facilities changing their hours, days and shifts upon arrival.
Also, little things like internet (maybe cable isn't a big deal), decent housing, "heating" if you're in Alaska, and air-conditioning if you're in humid places like Florida.
Club staffing refuses to provide those "little things". Sorry folks, but in this day and age, internet is a necessity if they need to communicate with you via email - but they want YOU to pay for it?
Another thing i've observed with Club Staffing is if you're waiting to make a decision about working at a facility the recruiter will use this strange tactic: They will tell the facility that you have already accepted the position - without your permission. Yes, this has happened to me twice. The first time it happened, i felt obligated because the recruiter said that even though i had not signed the contract - i was still under obligation.
This time, i did not let it happen again. A signature is binding. Not a recruiter that is so eager to get their hands on that commission that they will lie to the facitlity and tell them you've accepted - when you're still trying – more... to make a decision.
All i can say to those that have had this happen - please stand your ground with your recruiter. Many of them are saying "jobs are scarce", etc. Yes, we know that. But we're coming up on a rebound. Yes, you may have to wait. Or maybe work for different companies in order to keep a steady income. This is not a bad thing. It is better to work for a variety of companies so that you can have more knowledge about them at the end of your assignments.
I definitely learned a lot after working with this company. – less