FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2011
Our 2010 Annual Hiring Survey showed that compared to last year, survey respondents are seeing a large increase in the number of open positions. This is mostly due to expansion or opening of new departments. Resignations are also on the rise, as an overwhelming 88% of respondents say resignations were either equal to or higher than this time last year.
Of the 663 hiring managers who participated in our survey, the top reason they say they are given for employees leaving their organization is lack of a competitive salary, followed closely by increasing stress in their current position.
With resignations on the rise, it is no surprise to find that “Retaining Current Staff” came in as the number one issue facing the participants of our survey. That being said, it was surprising to find that only 38% of our participating hospitals have any sort of formal retention program, and less than half (48%) have a formal on-boarding program for newly hired employees.
Of the openings that our clients anticipate, Surgical Services leaders seem to be the most difficult to find and attract, while O.B./Women’s Services/L&D openings were the easiest for our participants to fill. Also ranking near the top of the list of hard to fill positions were allied positions such as Pharmacists and
When faced with the task of finding new talent, Human Resources was the number one way our survey respondents went about filling current openings. Other avenues such as internal referrals and job boards seemed to be highly utilized and fairly successful, while our participants found job fairs and print advertising the least effective. Contingency and Retained recruitment firms seem to be evenly utilized for the more difficult to fill positions, with retained firms being slightly more successful in the eyes of our respondents.
An ongoing trend across our respondents was the use of Interim personnel. 26% of our respondents report to be currently using an interim professional in some aspect, (up from 16% last year) while and additional 38% say they like the idea for the right situation.
The HealthCare Initiative 2010 Annual Hiring Survey- ANALYSIS
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