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Survey: Healthcare employers say retaining employees is harder than last year

Physician Practice Advisor, April 25, 2007

About one-third of healthcare employers (34%) say it's harder to retain employees this year compared to last year, according to a CareerBuilder.com survey. Strong job growth in the healthcare industry may be driving workers to look for better opportunities and making retention more difficult. More than three-fourths of healthcare employers plan to hire new employees in 2007.

Ninety-four percent of large healthcare organizations (i.e., more than 50 employees) expect to hire new employees in 2007 compared to 62% of small healthcare organizations (i.e., 50 employees or less). Positions in the highest demand include:

  • Nurses
  • Radiology technicians
  • Respiratory and physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical assistants

Healthcare employers reported that they are increasing workplace flexibility (49%), salaries (38%), bonuses (28%) and benefits (18%) to retain current employees.

Click here for more information about the survey.