Addressing the other elephant in the hospital room: Our 2017 Industry Survey

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on Addressing the other elephant in the hospital room: Our 2017 Industry Survey

We recently conducted a national survey of more than 850 people who work at hospitals, in part to continue better understanding what candidates are concerned about or looking for in their health care careers. The questions focused on a variety of departments and positions ranging from C-suite, clinical administration and non-clinical administration to physicians and nurses and the results are both intriguing and troublesome.

The results might make you ask “Who’s going to take care of me the next time I go to the hospital?” A lot of the knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry is concentrated in the hands of a small percentage of people, most of whom, as the data reveals, don’t plan to stay at their current organization for more than a few short years. The current model sets hospitals up for a high turnover rate that will create real issues with staffing and the continuity of quality care in the future.

Take a look at the full report for more insights into the data on topics including:

• Unprecedented turnover and attrition rates among hospitals at key levels
• A shrinking talent pool as more hospital employees age toward retirement
• The crowded online job board market, and why it’s ineffective in health care
• How a painfully slow hiring process frustrates candidates and hurts hospitals

The searching, screening, vetting and hiring process has only gotten more difficult and time consuming for hospital HR – even when the market calls for a faster, more streamlined approach. Read the full report to gain more insight into industry wide problems and how staffing companies can help solve them.