Healthcare executives agree that the greatest challenge to hospitals and health systems in 2022 was a chronic staff shortage, fueled by industry-wide competition for top talent and high turnover rates.
Supporting your healthcare workers is a necessity, not a luxury
Keeping up with the struggles of top candidates and providing solutions in the healthcare industry is one of the best ways to recruit and retain employees, even during record-high staff shortages.
Learn more about how you can maximize your employee experience and bottom line in 2023.
Start attracting & retaining top talent
The average age of a registered nurse in the U.S. in 2022 was 52 years old.
Most senior and experienced nurses are nearing retirement while some may leave earlier than expected due to burnout.
Candidates are rightfully asking for more benefits than ever before as work demands go up and hospitals and organizations have more and more job spots to fill. Relying on pay raises is no longer enough so employers need to look at implementing other strategies to attract and retain talent and stand out among the competition:
Implement shift flexibility to help workers achieve more work-life balance and have the time they need to be there for personal responsibilities including childcare, attending to elderly family members, and more.
Provide housing opportunities and transportation for workers who financially struggle with commuting to increase attendance, punctuality and efficiency.
Incorporate a mobile communication platform to digitize the employee experience and make it easier for workers to keep up-to-date with organization announcements and coordinate shifts with their colleagues.
With “The Great Resignation” in full swing and candidates demanding more benefits, raising pay has swiftly become a standard requirement. As a result, employers will need to look at implementing other benefits to attract and retain talent and stand out among the competition:
Source: BCG health care executive survey, August 2021
Improving your hiring practices and retention starts with finding ways to support your workers from the first day they join your team. There are a variety of ways to do this through financial wellness benefits, housing and transportation incentives, flexible shifts, and more. It all starts with deciding to put your workers first.
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