Why should I choose to partner with Curis?

Whilst interviewing a Nurse recently the coin was flipped, and I was asked “tell me why I should choose you? Why should I choose Curis over other agencies”? What a great question! And one that all Nurses should really be asking. There are so many Nursing agencies around now how do you know which is the right fit for you?

So how did I answer? 

I spoke about how I feel you should always join an agency that you click with, one who has listened and who you get the sense will do the best for you. I was honest, we are a small agency, we can’t offer all the positions that bigger agencies can. What we can do though is give you a personalised experience where we taylor everything for you. We listen to you and what you are looking for and we match you up with that. 

Some of the benefits of joining us:

  • We are on your side, we will fight for extra benefits, extra money (if possible), housing etc
  • We can actively go out to the market and search for availabilities for you based on what we specialise in
  • We are FREE!
  • We will ensure that you have everything you need prior to starting your job eg; various police, working with children etc checks that you may not be aware you require for your position. 
  • When we forward your application to our contacts, we also chat to the contact about you and what you are looking for. We don’t just send the application and hope for the best!
  • We follow up on your application until we get a response from the employer and keep you up to date along the way

How do you know you are with the right agency?

The biggest factor for me is that when you speak with a consultant at the agency you have joined up to, you have a connection and feel at the end of the phone call that they are on your side and will be doing the best for you. Look into the agency and see if they have a good reputation. There are a lot of agencies out there and some don’t have a great reputation with health services, this will then reflect poorly on you!

Things to look out for/warning signs in agencies.

Like anything in this world, unfortunately there are agencies out there who I believe don’t have your best interest at heart! Some of the things to look out for are:

  • Agencies that never call you! You send your CV then never hear from them until you hear they have someone who wants to interview you!  That is completely unprofessional. They should take the time to always ring you first, get to know you and find out what you are looking for and ensure that the job you have applied for is the right one for you. 
  • Agencies who send your CV without your consent! This should NEVER happen! You should always give consent and know exactly where your CV has gone. It looks very unprofessional if a health service receives your CV from several agencies. The health services also tend to know who these agencies are that send CVs without consent, so it doesn’t reflect well on you. 
  • Agencies who do not listen to what you want! Make sure your agency is listening to what you have said you want in a job and location! There is no point talking to someone about a job in Sydney that has said they want to work in a regional area!

Did that Nurse who asked me that question end up working with us? Yes, she sure did and she is now one of our fantastic Casual Agency Nurses working in a position she loves. 

How can we help???

Don’t just take our word for it! If you are looking for an agency that is on your side, then call us now for a chat to see if we are the right fit for you. [email protected] or 02 9188 3989.