NEW YORK, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DHI Group, Inc. (formerly known as Dice Holdings, Inc.) (NYSE: DHX) (the "Company"), a leading provider of specialized websites and services for professional communities, today announced that it has expanded the market opportunity in its healthcare service, Health eCareers, through the full commercial launch of its latest product, SHIFT, which addresses the burgeoning need for temporary help in the healthcare industry.
SHIFT enables employers to quickly find and hire experienced professionals for locum tenens, travel nursing, per diem and other temporary positions. For candidates seeking temporary shift-based work, SHIFT is a mobile tool that delivers instant text message notifications with temporary opportunities based on their preferences. The full commercial version of SHIFT was released with more than 4,000 opportunities and 3,000 registered professionals.
SHIFT for Healthcare Professionals SHIFT is a first-of-its-kind mobile tool dedicated exclusively to helping healthcare professionals, particularly those seeking flexibility in their work schedules, instantly locate shift work that fits their defined needs and lifestyle. Job seekers can simply create a profile that specifies their work assignment preferences, including specialty, shifts, desired pay rate, location and timeframe. Their SHIFT profile can also be augmented with resumes, licensure qualifications, certifications and other materials. Real-time matching technology immediately notifies them by text message whenever assignments arise that fit their preferences, ensuring registered job seekers are among the first to see new opportunities. They can apply from their mobile device for the shifts they want with just one click.
SHIFT for Healthcare Employers SHIFT instantly connects employers to healthcare professionals looking for temporary assignments. They can post locum tenens, per diem, travel nursing and contractor positions risk-free using SHIFT's pay-per-apply model. SHIFT's technology instantly matches and notifies qualified healthcare professionals who meet a given position's requirements and immediately begins accumulating relevant applications. Using a simple dashboard, employers can review candidates' profiles, check the performance of their job listings and adjust their budget spend accordingly.
"Health eCareers continues to demonstrate its strong value proposition to healthcare customers and professionals by improving and expanding the suite of products and services that it offers," said Michael Durney, DHI's President and CEO. "The launch of the commercial version of SHIFT is particularly exciting, as it uniquely addresses the very real challenges arising from the shortage of talent in the marketplace. As we continue to accelerate innovation and introduce new products and services across all of our brands, SHIFT demonstrates the progress we are making in expanding our addressable market."
"We are very excited about the launch of SHIFT, which received overwhelmingly positive feedback during our pilot and is an important growth opportunity for us," added Bryan Bassett, Managing Director of Health eCareers. "While the demand for temporary healthcare professionals continues to rise, the availability of quality resources has been scarce, and healthcare facilities are definitely feeling the pinch of employee shortages and churn. Healthcare professionals are increasingly embracing the flexibility and freedom of short-term work, and SHIFT makes it faster and easier than ever for these types of employers and professionals to find each other."
With the launch of SHIFT, Health eCareers has extended its brand proposition and the value it provides to the broader healthcare community through a digital career resource dedicated entirely to temporary healthcare employment.
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About DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) (formerly known as Dice Holdings, Inc.) is a leading provider of specialized websites and services for professional communities including technology and security clearance, financial services, energy, healthcare and hospitality. Our mission is to empower professionals and organizations to compete and win through specialized insights and relevant connections. Employers and recruiters use our websites and services to source and hire the most qualified professionals in select and highly-skilled occupations, while professionals use our websites and services to find the best employment opportunities in and most timely news and information about their respective areas of expertise. For almost 25 years, we have built our company on providing employers and recruiters with efficient access to high-quality, unique professional communities and offering the professionals in those communities access to highly-relevant career opportunities, news, tools and information. Today, we serve multiple markets primarily located throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
About Health eCareers
Healthcare is all about connection, and Health eCareers is the healthcare industry's career hub for professionals, employers and associations. With a network of more than 1.7 million job seekers, thousands of healthcare employers and more than 100 exclusive association partners, Health eCareers is designed to match qualified healthcare professionals – from physicians to non-clinical staff – with medical providers looking for top talent. And with the addition of SHIFT, Health eCareers has also become the destination to find temporary healthcare work. But Health eCareers is more than just a place to look for your next job — it's a resource to help you advance your career at every stage. That's why Health eCareers also includes industry news and career advice targeted to your healthcare specialty. For employers, Health eCareers offers innovative recruiting tools and services and healthcare hiring data that you won't find anywhere else. To learn more, visit healthecareers.com, check out our blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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