Three Questions You Should be Asking Your Recruiter Before Accepting a Travel Position

Cross Country Allied
March 30, 2017 10:24 AM (GMT-04:00)
Traveler Tips
When you're considering travel allied health opportunities, it's important to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. If you don't feel confident in your decision to accept an assignment, it could negatively impact your experience and make you hesitant to pursue future opportunities.
Here are three questions you should ask your recruiter before accepting a travel position.

What is the compensation package?

First things first: make sure you know exactly what you will be receiving by taking on a travel position. Base pay is obviously a major factor, but it isn't the only factor to consider when determining if the assignment's compensation package meets your needs. Inquire about bonuses, travel reimbursements, health insurance, company retirement plans, and any other perks that come with the position.

What will my schedule and hours be like?

Ensure you are comfortable with the type of schedule the travel position requires, as well as the number of hours. Ask your recruiter what the typical workload is like for this position, and how steady the schedule tends to be - will it be shift work, regular eight hour days throughout the week, or require being on call? You want to be clear on your schedule and hours so you know what you're getting into with the position.

What housing accommodations will be offered?

Discuss with your recruiter what type of housing package will be included with the travel assignment compensation. Ask about not just the lodging itself, but how close it is to your assignment work location and the length of the commute. Additionally, be sure to find out what types of amenities are included in the housing to determine what items you may need to bring from home or purchase.
Find travel allied health opportunities that are right for you with Cross Country Allied, a Cross Country Staffing company. We are one of the most reputable brands in the marketplace for travel allied healthcare professionals, and work with facilities nationwide to fill their short-term assignments.
By working with Cross Country Allied, you’ll be able to enjoy the variety of working in different locations of your choice while also receiving great benefits, such as top pay, comprehensive health benefits, 401k, free private housing, referral bonuses, and more. Apply now to get started in joining Cross Country Allied or give us a call at 800.530.6125.

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