How our Apply feature ensures the right match every time 

At Locumate, our goal is to help you find the best locums to meet your needs efficiently and effectively. To enhance this process, we introduced the Apply feature which allows you to request that locums apply for a shift, instead of booking them immediately. We wanted to provide you with more control over your talent decisions and the ability to review candidates before making a selection. 

Why We Introduced This Feature: 
  • Enhanced Control: By requesting applications, you have more say in who fills your shifts, leading to higher satisfaction with the locums you hire. 
  • Improved Candidate Selection: The Apply feature enables you to review and choose the most suitable locums for your specific requirements, ensuring a better fit. 
  • Better Matchmaking: This feature helps in matching the right locum to the right shift, taking into account skills, experience, and availability. 
Benefits to You: 
  • Efficient Staffing: The ability to review and choose candidates can help streamline your staffing process, ensuring you have the best team in place when you need it. 
  • Reduced Turnover: Be confident you have chosen the right candidate for the job and reduce the likelihood of last-minute cancellations, no-shows, and ultimately poor customer experiences.  
  • Higher Quality Matches: Review applications and select locums based on their resumes and experience, leading to better quality matches for your shifts. 
How it works
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  • Accept Shifts: Shifts with the blue Accept button are available for locums to book immediately, ensuring quick and easy filling of urgent needs. 
  • Apply Shifts: Shifts with the yellow Apply button require locums to submit their resume or CV for your review, allowing you to select the best candidate from a pool of applicants. 
How to Use the Apply Feature: 
  1. Post Shifts with Apply Option: When posting shifts, choose the Apply option for roles where you want to review candidates before selection. 
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2. Review Applications: Once locums apply for the shift, review their resumes or CVs to assess their suitability. 

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3. Select the Best Fit: Choose the locum that best meets your requirements and offer them the shift through the app. 

4.  Wait for Confirmation: The selected locum will receive a notification and must respond within 24 hours to confirm their availability. 

Important Note: If a locum accepts a different shift that conflicts with one they have applied for, their application for your shift will be automatically withdrawn. This helps prevent scheduling conflicts and ensures you are only considering available candidates. 

We believe this new feature will significantly improve your staffing process, providing you with more control and better matches for your needs. We are committed to helping you find the best locums efficiently and effectively. Happy staffing! 

Kind regards,  
The Locumate Team 


Applying for shifts on Locumate

At Locumate, we are constantly striving to enhance your experience and provide you with more flexibility and control over your schedule. That’s why we introduced the Apply feature. You might have already noticed that some shifts now have a blue Accept button, while others have a yellow Apply button. This feature is designed to give you more options for managing your time and finding the best opportunities. 

Why We Introduced This Feature: 
  • Increased Flexibility: By allowing you to apply for shifts, we provide more opportunities to tailor your schedule to your preferences and availability. 
  • Enhanced Opportunities: The Apply feature opens the door to more specialised or high demand shifts that might require a more detailed review process. 
  • Better Matching: This feature helps pharmacies find the best-suited locums for their specific needs, ensuring a better match for both parties. 
Benefits to You: 
  • More Control: You can now choose between immediately booking a shift or applying for one that might better suit your skills and schedule. 
  • Improved Scheduling: By having the option to apply, you can prioritise shifts that align with your career goals and availability. 
  • Professional Development: Submitting your resume or CV allows you to better showcase your skills and experience, which allows you to create a potential pipeline of future work that expands your career prospects within and potentially outside the world of locuming.  
How it works
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  • Accept Shifts: Shifts with the blue Accept button can be booked immediately, allowing you to secure work on the spot. 
  • Apply Shifts: Shifts with the yellow Apply button require you to submit your resume or CV to be considered for the role. This process ensures that pharmacies have the opportunity to review candidates and select the best fit for their needs. 
How to use the apply feature

1. Update Your Profile: Ensure your resume or CV is up-to-date by uploading it to the Documents section of your profile on the app.


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2. Apply for Shifts: When you see a shift with the yellow Apply button, submit your application to join the pool of candidates.

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3. Wait for a notification: Once the pharmacy reviews your application, you will receive a notification via the app and email about the outcome. 

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4. Respond to Offers: If you receive an offer, make sure to respond within 24 hours to secure the shift. 

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Important Note: If you accept a shift that falls within the date range of another shift you have applied for, any pending applications will be automatically withdrawn. This ensures there are no scheduling conflicts and helps you manage your commitments effectively. 

We believe this feature will greatly enhance your experience with Locumate and provide you with even more opportunities to thrive in your career.  


Kind regards,  
The Locumate Team 

What’s the Deal with Locumate’s new “Apply” vs “Accept” Feature?

In the dynamic world of locum pharmacy work, standing out from the crowd is essential for securing the best shifts and opportunities. With Locumate’s new “Apply” vs “Accept Shifts” feature, pharmacists now have even more control over their schedules and the chance to make their profiles truly shine.

So, what exactly is this feature all about?

It’s simple yet powerful: some shifts on Locumate will display a blue “Accept” button, while others will feature a yellow “Apply” button. The blue button signifies shifts that can be booked immediately, while the yellow button allows pharmacists to submit their resumes or CVs to be considered for the role. This gives pharmacists more flexibility and options in managing their time and schedule.

To make the most of this feature and ensure your profile stands out, it’s essential to have an up-to-date resume or CV to be uploaded to your Locumate profile. This document serves as your virtual calling card, showcasing your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, consider including additional documents such as vaccination certificates, which can demonstrate your compliance with industry standards and requirements.

When crafting your resume or CV, be sure to highlight relevant experience, qualifications, and any specialised skills or certifications you possess. Tailor your profile to the specific needs and preferences of the pharmacies you’re interested in working with, and don’t hesitate to showcase any unique qualities or attributes that set you apart from other candidates.

Remember, responsiveness is key in the locum pharmacy world. If you receive an offer after applying for a shift, be sure to respond promptly within 24 hours to secure the opportunity. And if you accept a shift that overlaps with another you’ve applied for, rest assured that any pending applications will be automatically withdrawn, streamlining the process for both you and the pharmacy.

With Locumate’s new “Apply” vs “Accept Shifts” feature, pharmacists have the power to take control of their schedules and make their profiles stand out to potential employers. By ensuring your profile is up-to-date, tailored to the role, and responsive to offers, you can maximise your chances of landing the best locum opportunities available. So, go ahead and make your mark on Locumate today!