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SSE Assessment Scoring

  • To receive the SSE program Mark, staffing firms are scored based on the criteria in the SSE program assessment. The consultant assigns values for each criterion within the eight Sections outlined in the Program Guide:

    1. Responsibilities for Worker Selection
    2. Responsibilities for Worker Training and Orientation
    3. Verification of Client Responsibilities for Worker Training and Orientation
    4. Evaluation of Client Safety Culture, Safety Performance, Worksite and Job
    5. Responsibilties for Incident Management
    6. Verification of Client Responsibilities for Incident Management
    7. Contracts
    8. Nurse Staffing Firms (Sector-specific)


    Consultant Assigns Points to Criteria


    The consultant assesses the criteria using the following points scale:

    • 1 Point: Little or no evidence exists that this is in place, adhered to sporadically, few best practices as listed are being followed
    • 2 Points: Some evidence this is in place, adhered to somewhat consistently, several best practices as listed are being followed
    • 3 Points: Strong evidence that this is in place; practiced consistently, most best practices as listed are being followed

    A score is generated for each Section using an average of all criteria values (the "Section Scores"). An "Office Score" is generated using an average of all Section Scores for that office. If this is the only on-site visit, the Office Score determines whether a staffing firm or brand will earn use of the Program Mark (the "Staffing Firm Score.") In the case of on-site visits to multiple offices of a staffing firm, an average of all Office Scores within the same brand determines the Staffing Firm Score.

    Applicants with Staffing Firm Scores at or above 2.3 will earn the use of the Mark. Firms that do not score at or above 2.3 may undergo additional consulting, action planning or training to ensure recommendations are implemented, after which they can be reassessed. A fee will be charged for additional assessments (see fee schedule in the Program Guide).

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  • Phone (800) 888-9188 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Email: SSE@nsc.org

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