It’s natural to want to work for a company that values you as both a professional and as a human being. In fact, not only does working for a company that cares about you positively impact you and your life, but it also benefits the company as a whole. And it’s not just us who have noticed this trend.
Jane Miller, President and Chief Operating Officer at Gallup wrote: “Too often, wellbeing is dismissed in the business world because it’s considered to be personal, therefore falling outside of the professional sphere—but wellbeing is, in fact, a critical driver of an individual’s overall performance in the workplace. Thriving employees positively impact the organization’s bottom line.”
Fusion Medical Staffing is a Company That Cares. Here’s How!
So, what if we told you that you could work for a company that cares? Spoiler alert: You can! And it’s easy—all you have to do is apply with Fusion Medical Staffing.
Of course, we may be a smidge bit biased, so don’t just take our word for it. Instead, take it from PEOPLE and Great Places to Work. ICYMI, Fusion Medical Staffing is honored to accept a place on the 2022 PEOPLE’s list of Companies That Care—an award that spotlights employers who go above and beyond to foster positive environments and safe spaces for the staff and the overall community. This is how we care.
We live our core values
Do you remember where you were in 2009? We do. Because Fusion Medical Staffing was in its infancy, living in a heatless, barebones basement in Nebraska. And I don’t know if you know this, but Nebraska winters are no joke.
But it was in this heatless dungeon that Fusion developed its core values—humble, driven, positive—and its mission in the community to ensure everyone we touch has a better life. This is how we live our core values IRL.
No. 1: Humble
Humble (adj.): Not proud or haughty; not arrogant or assertive
According to Merriam-Webster, that’s what it is to be humble. But to us, being humble is so much more than that. The way we see it, being humble is celebrating life, caring for others, and recognizing team wins, no matter how small they may be. Being humble allows us to grow and evolve without forgetting where we came from, so we can make a positive impact in the lives of everyone we touch.
“I am proud of the employees and travelers we have,” said Sam Wageman, Fusion’s Founder and Executive Advisor. “From day one, Fusion Medical Staffing has always believed in the importance of working hard and staying true to our core values. It’s not what we do, but how and why we do it.”
No. 2: Driven
We didn’t get to where we are today by slacking off. Actually, it’s quite the opposite—it’s taken years of hard work, motivation, and dedication to become the company you know and love today. There’s a reason that drive is one of our core values.
At Fusion Medical Staffing, we’re not afraid of a little (or a lot) of hard work. And part of the reason is because we’ve cultivated a company culture that values and rewards those who go the extra mile. In fact, throughout the year, Fusion provides ample opportunities to earn additional perks like a catered meal in the office, various gift cards, discounts at local shops and businesses, and the ultimate trophy, a Gameball Award.
“Company culture needed to matter, and I knew that it could be created with the right values and mindset,” said Sam. “If you value employees, treat them fairly, and work as a team, the possibilities are endless.”
It’s easy to work hard when it’s for a company that genuinely appreciates you for it. And not only does Fusion Medical Staffing make an effort to reward internal employees, but we do the same for our travelers by offering extra incentives—like a Fusion swag bag, birthday gift, and anniversary shoutout—for their awesomeness!
No. 3: Positive
Along with humble, hard workers, the Fusion family is made up of those who radiate positivity. And that’s, in part, because of our positive workplace culture.
Of course, our definition of a positive workplace culture may be different than what you would imagine. To us, these are the characteristics that make a positive workplace culture:
- Caring for each other and others’ wellbeing
- Supporting each other in triumphs and failures
- Forgiving mistakes without assigning blame
- Inspiring and motivating each other
- Providing opportunities for learning and growth
- Living our core values
“Fusion is such a great workplace because everyone who works here is given the tools to reach their full potential,” said Fusion’s Public Relations Specialist, Leah Kemple. “Our differences as individuals are celebrated here, and that helps us learn from each other in the most authentic way.”
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We give back to the community
Fusion Medical Staffing is more than your average travel nursing and allied health travel agency. We’re also a proud member of our community. And as such, we are happy to actively contribute and give back to our community through various charity drives and philanthropic events. Making a positive impact in the lives of others is the reason we exist and giving back to our community is only one way we accomplish this goal. It’s just a part of who we are.
“Fusion’s mission is to ensure everyone we touch has a better life,” said Fusion’s Chief People Officer (CPO), Jackie Froendt. “We are all about people—our employees and the people in our community. We make it easy for employees to give back by offering numerous community engagement opportunities and providing time off to volunteer. Our community engagement work connects with our employee experience with groups of employees working together to support the community.”
Change starts with you, me, and us. That’s why Fusion created the Be the Change Program! Through our Be The Change initiative, we've been able to contribute to the following causes throughout our community:
- Holiday gift drive for children in need
- Cleaning up a local park
- Raising funds for breast cancer awareness
As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
“I think ‘giving back’ is just part of our DNA at Fusion--it's truly living out our mission ‘to ensure everyone we touch has a better life,’” said Fusion’s Director of Human Services, Jess Koch, SHRM-SCP. “The Fusion family can focus on things that they are passionate about, or possibly pull them out of their comfort zone, and try something new. We know we can accomplish great things when we pull together. Whether it's cleaning up a community park, providing meals to people experiencing homelessness, caring for animals, or stuffing a truck so full of supplies that they can barely shut the doors, we know we are making a positive impact in our community.”
We care about each other (and you)
Have you ever been sick, but too afraid to miss work? Or have you ever sat in the parking lot for a few minutes before work building up the courage and motivation to walk inside? What about stressing over how an unexpected life emergency could derail your work week? We don’t want to assume, but we feel like you can probably relate to at least one of these things.
But not when you work for Fusion Medical Staffing, either as a professional medical traveler or a corporate employee. I know, it sounds too good to be true, but it’s the truth—we wouldn’t lie to you. At Fusion, we genuinely care about one another (including you), as well as your wellbeing. That’s why Fusion offers so many health and wellness benefits to employees and travelers. Let us go on.
Unique Fusion traveler and employee benefits
Life happens. And when it does, Fusion is here to help us along the way. Here’s how:
- LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
When things get complicated, get a little extra support from a qualified professional. Through the LifeWorks EAP, internal employees and medical travelers both have access to mental, financial, physical, and emotional support any time, 24/7, 365 days a year. Whether you’re riding the struggle bus when it comes to family, health, work, money, or general life things, LifeWorks has you covered.
Wondering how to access this Fusion perk? Simply download the LifeWorks EAP app on your mobile device or go to login.lifeworks.com on a web browser. Enter “fusionmed” into the login field and click “next.” Then, use your Fusion credentials to create your registration. Bada bing, bada boom.
- Mental health counseling
Being on the frontlines of medical care can be a tough position to be in. That’s why Fusion Medical Staffing partners with Mutual of Omaha to provide free 24/7 professional mental health phone services to all our travelers. That way, you know you have access to a professional listening ear no matter where your travel adventures take you!
- Comprehensive health coverage
Like your mental health, your physical health matters and plays a large role in your daily wellness. To ensure you’re the best you that you can be, Fusion Medical Staffing offers health, dental, and vision insurance options, so you can affordably see the health professional of your choice.
Unique Fusion traveler benefits
Fun fact: Life is less stressful when you know that you’re taken care of. Especially as a medical professional who travels the country for a living. So, let Fusion Medical Staffing cover your back. And your front. And each side, too.
- Competitive compensation
What do you want most out of a travel job? Raise your hand if the answer is dolla dolla bills, y’all. Luckily, at Fusion, we offer all our travelers competitive compensation packages to help meet ends meet. Plus, as an added bonus, since Fusion is all about transparency, you’ll know upfront what you’ll be making before you even apply for your next travel job. It doesn’t get much better than that, am I right?
- Retirement investment
Not only are we invested in your career, but we’re also heavily invested in your future retirement. That means that, as a Fusion traveler, you’ll get set up with a 401K with an employer match! So, when your time comes to officially hang up your scrubs and stethoscope, you can do so knowing you have a cushy retirement fund waiting for you.
- Short-term disability
Unless you know something we don’t, we still don’t have a way to tell the future. So, Fusion Medical Staffing offers all travelers short-term disability to help cover you in the case you need unexpected time off. If you get sick or injured during an assignment, this perk is here to cover you while you’re unable to work.
Fusion Medical Staffing has been named “the best” in places to work, travel nursing companies, staffing, and more. The reason why is because of the level of care that Fusion puts into each individual member of the Fusion family, including our travelers. At the end of the day, the most important thing to Fusion is you and me.
Most people want to work for a company that cares about them as a person, as well as a valuable employee. And that’s what you’re going to get when you work with Fusion Medical Staffing. At Fusion, we live our core values to be humble, driven, and positive and use these traits as superpowers to give back to the community and take care of our Fusion family members. Caring is just part of who we are.
Interested in joining the Fusion family? If you’re a medical traveler, browse our travel jobs to find your unicorn assignment, aka the job that crosses off all your list items. And if you’re not, check out our corporate career opportunities, and find out how Fusion could benefit from your talents. We’re always looking for spectacular folk like yourself.