Meet Mediflash, a contemporary French startup that desires to spice up temp staffing in healthcare facilities, similar to nursing properties, clinics and psychological health facilities. The firm positions itself as a substitute to ragged temp staffing agencies. They inform to offer greater terms for every and every caregivers and institutions.
“It costs a small fortune to health facilities while caregivers are paid poorly,” co-founder Léopold Treppoz told me.
Faded temp staffing agencies hire caregivers and nurses on their payroll. When a facility doesn’t beget ample staff, they quiz their regular temp staffing company. The company finds someone and charges the capacity.
“As soon as we began, we thought we would possibly perchance receive a temp staffing company, nonetheless more digital, more tech,” Treppoz said. But the startup realized they would face the identical complications as regular temp staffing agencies.
As a substitute, they checked out other startups engaged on freelancer marketplaces for builders, challenge managers, marketing consultants and more. In France, just a few of them were quite advantageous, similar to Comet, Malt, StaffMe and Brigad — just a few of them even walk a vertical bright about health mavens. But Mediflash desires to focal point specifically on caregivers.
Professionals signing up to Mediflash are freelancers. Mediflash only acts as a marketplace that connects health facilities with caregivers. The firm says caregivers can request more earnings — up to 20% — while facilities no longer sleep paying less.
Obviously, it’s no longer an very ultimate comparability as temp staffing agencies hire caregivers. As a freelancer, you don’t beget the identical advantages as a paunchy-time employee. And in remark, that you can’t receive unemployment advantages.
“But quite quite a bit of caregivers screech that this isn’t an subject because there would possibly perchance be form of quite a bit of demand [from health facilities],” Treppoz said. On the platform, you’ll rep students in nursing college who’re making an are trying to receive reasonably of cash, mavens who beget already purchased a phase-time job attempting for extra work apart from paunchy-time substitute caregivers.
On the total, facilities ultimate desire someone for three days because they’re running immediate on staff. Mediflash is effectively acutely conscious that health facilities in most cases work with one temp staffing company and that’s it. That’s why the startup has a sales team that has to screech with each and every facility one after the other. Appropriate kind now, the startup is mainly bright about Metz, Nancy and Strasbourg.
Mediflash no longer too long in the past raised a $2 million funding spherical (€1.7 million) led by Firstminute Capital. Several enterprise angels are additionally taking share, similar to Alexandre Fretti (Malt), Alexandre Lebrun (Nabla), Simon Dawlat (Batch.com) and Marie Outtier (Aiden.ai, purchased by Twitter).
Up to now, the firm has managed 1,400 substitute days. Mediflash takes a slash on each and every transaction. The firm now plans to develop to other cities throughout the nation.