Cariant Blog

Negotiating Salaries

Travel Nursing • Travel Therapy

Ever wonder how staffing companies come up with pay packages? There are a number of factors that go into it. Companies work with a lot of the same clients and they pay a certain hourly amount to fill the position regardless of the travel company. That means every recruiter is essentially working with the same

You know how sometimes you just get a good vibe from someone?

Travel Therapy

I first heard about Cariant at my school’s OT career fair.  Cariant seemed different from the other travel companies I had encountered—honest, down-to-earth, fun, and personal.  I loved the way your recruiter works with you (and stays with you) for your placement.  Knowing they’re owned and managed by therapists also made a huge difference in

People Really Do Win!

National Shows

While at the 2014 Combined Sections Meeting held in Las Vegas, Elizabeth F., PT stopped by and chatted with Cariant recruiter, Michael Beelman, about our available travel opportunities and what Cariant has to offer. By visiting our booth and sharing with us her interest in travel she was entered in our drawing for an iPad

Traveling After Retirement

Travel Therapy

We at Cariant work with a wide age-group of traveling therapists, from new grads to those at the tail-end of their career. Quasi-retired therapists (QRTs) will end up being some of our best travelers because they are strictly in it for the adventure, working mainly out of choice, not necessity. That may mean utilizing a

Travel Forecast for 2014

Travel Therapy

As experts in the area of travel therapy, we put together some thoughts about what we foresee in the industry for 2014. Overall, things look positive in 2014. While 2013 was a bit bumpy with Obamacare and other changes with Medicare, things seem to be smoothing with a steady incline. With that said, there will be

Weather or Not

Travel Topics

No offense North Dakota or any other upper Midwest states, but if I’m offered an assignment up north, especially during the tundra mimicking months, I’m going to consider only briefly, then respectively say “heck NO!” Weather and other naturally occurring variables can very well be taken into account when deciding on travel assignments. Depending on

Planning for the holidays . . . it’s not too soon

Travel Topics

It’s that time of year again. Yep, the holiday season is just around the corner. That means with any new contracts that are coming open, you need to start planning your holiday schedule accordingly. To ensure everyone is on the same page, make sure you are speaking with your recruiter about any time off you

Make Time for Background Checks

Travel Nursing • Travel Therapy

As part of my job as Team Assistant for Cariant Health Partners, I work with our travelers on the logistics of placing them in their facilities—from how they’re going to get there to where they’re going to live to all of the details that go along with new employment. One said detail that is becoming

JCAHO Certified . . . so what?

Travel Nursing • Travel Therapy

One of the “touted” terms that show up on recruiting websites, facility websites and other marketing venues is the term “JCAHO” certified. Starting in 2004, JCAHO created a certification specifically for Staffing Agencies. Sounds impressive but what does it mean to you, the traveler? The certification is not cheap and it is a lengthy detailed

We heart referrals

Travel Therapy

How does Cariant recruit its employees? We do it several ways. We go to the larger national trade conventions like AOTA, university career fairs, healthcare and therapy websites such as, along with more traditional ones like Careerbuilder. These are all ways that we have successfully brought on new employees. What is our most successful