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Avesta Partners with AAA for EMS Industry Turnover Study

Avesta partnered with the American Ambulance Association (AAA) to complete a survey on the EMS industry turnover. Identifying the industry standard for turnover is the crucial first step to then effectively measuring the reduction of EMS employee turnover by implemented methods. Avesta’s President, Greg Lawton, has long focused on reducing EMS turnover and stated “everyone believes their region is the toughest in which to recruit (EMTs and paramedics). The turnover …

Exciting News…

Avesta Systems is proud to announce that we are now officially accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). While our background screeners were previously NAPBS certified as individuals, Avesta is now one of about 100 consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) nationwide that is NAPBS accredited as a company.   So, what does this mean? According to the NAPBS website: “Governed by a strict and thorough set of professional …

Attracting and Maintaining Top Talent

Next year, two out of five EMTs and paramedics who currently work for your competitors will look for another job; yet, finding skilled EMS clinicians is becoming remarkably difficult. This is because EMS organizations of all sizes are competing for a limited talent pool. It doesn’t help that paramedics are becoming more specialized and are practicing their profession in a variety of settings. Whether it’s a private ambulance company, fire …

Paramedic Officer Credentialing

The National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) has built a new initiative to develop the next generation of EMS leaders. NEMSMA has identified the core competencies needed for leaders in the EMS environment and three distinct levels of leadership, each one a building block for the next: Supervising Paramedic Officer Managing Paramedic Officer Executive Paramedic Officer (Fellow of the College of Paramedic Executives) The three professional credentialing exams were created to …

Pay Equity for All Act 2016

New Legislation is trending in the state of New York and will soon spread throughout the nation that employers should be made aware.  H.R. 6030-Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 will make it illegal to ask job candidates for salary history information during the interview and salary negotiation processes. The New York City Council approved passage of this proposed bill on April 5, 2017.  Many states are following suit, specifically, California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.  This …

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