NATHO is made up of successful organizations with talented, dedicated individuals behind each of them. This month, we are pulling back the curtain to shine a light on The Fortus Group and the people that make it the organization it is today.
The Fortus Group began in 1993 as the first specialty firm recruiting nephrology professionals for dialysis centers. They now staff all healthcare specialities in their travel division. They launched a traveling nursing division in 2006. Fortus has been named to the Inc.5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies six times. The Fortus Group has also recently been acquired by Job.com.
Some of the individuals behind the growing success of The Fortus Group include JeremyEnck, President and CRO, Nikeeda Marshall-Wilson, Recruiting Specialist, Rebecca Fernandes, National Account Executive, and John Short, Director of Client Development. We sat down with these hard-working individuals and asked them about some of the keys to their success.
Inspiration for these individuals comes from family- their children, partners, and parents. Jeremy Enck, President and CRO, (pictured left) finds inspiration in the growth of professionals and assisting in their success. Enck describes success as, “being the type of person that leads by example and treats everyone like the CEO.”
Enriching the lives of patients, meeting different people of different backgrounds, and the ever-evolving environment of the travel nurse medical staffing industry were common themes in what they all enjoy about working in the industry. Currently, the traveling nursing industry is facing the challenging issue of staffing and a decreasing pool of talent. Misinformation is also an issue, as clients and candidates can easily be misinformed by recruiters and companies with poor agendas. The Fortus Group prides itself for following through on what they say they are going to do. Everything that Fortus does results in a better circumstance for all involved, when done correctly.
When asked about the best career advice they’ve been given, the answers varied but had an overarching theme of good work morale and working hard. Taking everything one day at a time, staying humble and remembering where you come from, and dressing for the position that you want was some of the advice given to these professionals.
As the industry evolves and the pandemic continues, it’s clear that the staff is dedicated to professional growth and helping its clients. Meet our other members on our members page, and if you are already a member and want to see your company highlighted next, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nikeeda Marshall- Wilson, Recruiting Specialist and Rebecca Fernandes, National Account Executive