Updated: May 1
We know everyone has a dozen choices when it comes to working with a travel nurse agency and you may even ask yourself: why work with some small-ass agency in Kansas City, Missouri when you can work with some giant-ass agency with 40 million recruiters? Because those 40 million recruiters are working with 80 million nurses and they won’t take the time to get to know who you are, how you work, and what you need.
We also believe in letting you know who we are as well…
And while it has been a hot minute since we published anything for the “Meet Next Blog” series – we’re back!
This week we’d like to introduce you to our brand-new Compliance Manager: Taylor McLaughlin.
Taylor, a born and raised Missourian, who comes to us with over 5 years of experience, will be managing compliance across the organization. She will maintain Next Move's legal and ethical integrity and ensure that company policy is being followed by all team members.
Prior to Next Move
Prior to Next Move, Taylor worked as a Field Training Manager and says one of her career highlights was when she hired over 250 people for a new store opening, memorized everyone’s name, and made sure payroll was 100% compliant during her entire tenure.
And while Taylor may have a knack for remembering names and making sure everything’s compliant – those extraordinary skills do not translate to the kitchen: “I can literally burn/ruin almost any food I try to cook” says Taylor. “It’s a good thing my husband is a fantastic cook. I do, however, make amazing margaritas, because heck: when life gives you 'limes.' make margaritas!”
Life Defining Moment
Born in Sedalia, Missouri, Taylor says one of the most defining moments of her life was when she took a position that tested her comfort zone and skipped out on utilizing her degree in elementary education. “Out of that leap came some of the best friends, travel opportunities and positions that led me to where I am today.”
Advice for Those Considering Nurse Traveling
When asked what one piece of advice she’d give to a nurse considering traveling she said: "Do it. You miss 100% of the opportunities you don’t take. If being a traveling nurse isn’t for you, at least you tried with an awesome company that will take care of you."
Taylor who is a lover of all animals and spends a few nights a week volunteering at the local animal shelter says that her career in compliance sort of chose her. "I tried going back to school for healthcare but quite honestly, I'm terrified of needles. Working with a travel nurse agency is the next best thing! At least if it's red I know I can solve it - and not pass out from it. Ha!"
More about Taylor
Coffee or Tea Both, coffee in the AM, tea in the PM
Favorite Food Sushi
Favorite Movie The Proposal
What’s a typical day like for you?
Wake up, hit snooze several times, read The Skimm, meditate, get ready for the day and then start working (usually from home but sometimes at the office). Eat lunch, continue working through the end of the workday. Add in some volunteering at the animal shelter or walking some pups a few nights a week. Have dinner with my husband. He cooks. I, for reasons previously mentioned, do not. Watch a movie or a show together, pamper myself (I’m a firm believer in treating yourself), play a game on my phone, then head to bed.
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I can rap. My feet are almost as dexterous as my hands.
How do you think your colleagues would describe you?
A multitasker and hard worker. A steel trap and proofreading extraordinaire.
What do you want to make sure you do before you die?
Visit all 50 states and every continent, at least once.
What’s a goal you have for yourself that you want to accomplish in the next year?
Learn conversational Italian and start a garden once my husband and I move into our first home.
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
What really happened to Marilyn Monroe?
At the end of the day – what makes you smile?
A patio, pretty sunset, a glass of wine and good company.
Cats or dogs?
Dogs, but I really love ALL animals.
My favorite word in the English language is:
Family, because family is what you make it. Friends, immediate family members, pets, and even co-workers can become family.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
Teleportation because I love to travel. It would be awesome to be in KC one minute, then snap my fingers or wiggle my nose, and be anywhere in the world.
What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
I’m great at bringing clarity to situations. While I’m unable to make a decision on what I want for dinner, give me someone else with an issue and I can be a word of wisdom or an unbiased opinion.
Check out the entire 'Meet Next Move' Blog Series here:
Meet Lyndsey Hill, Account Manager
About Next Move
Unlike the huge multi-million-dollar nurse travel staffing agencies we’re a local, tightly run agency that focuses on assignments the Midwest.* Some of us are nurses ourselves, so we really “get it” when it comes to the realities of being a nurse. And there is a lot of satisfaction in being a part of an organization that really, honestly, truly cares about the happiness and well-being of our nurses.
Regardless of title, we all work together on every assignment to deliver the best results for our nurses. We take the time to not only get to know the needs of our travel nurses as individuals, but also to develop relationships with premier healthcare institutions throughout the Midwest. Often times these institutions will come to us first with exclusive contracts because of the incredible partnerships we’ve cultivated with them.
We operate under one guiding principle: give nurse travelers the best travel assignments with the highest pay and the most personalized recruitment experience possible. If that means we get a text from a nurse traveler at 4:32 am. We answer that text at 4:32 am. If that means a nurse traveler wants an assignment that’s only 32 hours a week, we find them that assignment. If that means a nurse is looking to make upwards of $3,000 a week – we bend over backwards to make that happen.
Our obligation to our travelers is quite simple:
Always give our travelers the best possible offer the first time, no low ball offers with full transparency and zero bullshit.
Be our travelers best advocate and make sure each assignment gives them exactly what they need. Specific days off? No problem. Block scheduling? No problem. Limited hours? No problem.
Make each of our individual travelers our top priority and be available to them any time of day or night.
*Constantly growing and building, we also have relationships with healthcare institutions throughout the country. Interested? Contact us today!