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Three in Five Health Care Employers Say Job Vacancies Negatively Affected Business

talent statisticsAccording to a new CareerBuilder survey, 59 percent of U.S. health care employers say they have experienced negative implications from extended job vacancies, citing lower morale, higher employee turnover and even lawsuits.

When asked about specific losses, 36 percent of employers said employee morale was lower, due to an overworked staff; one in five reported that patients received less attention, 11 percent saw an increase in employee turnover; and 10 percent reported more mistakes in administration of patient care. Another 4 percent cited an increase in lawsuits.

These findings underscore the need for health care organizations to create proactive recruitment strategies that focus on building talent pipelines and leveraging workforce analytics, according to Jason Lovelace, president of CareerBuilder Healthcare. According to Lovelace:

“Organizations are struggling to find a balance between bringing in new talent and hiring experienced industry veterans capable of stepping into stressful environments with little ramp-up time. It’s important, however, that health care leaders develop pathways for new graduates.”

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Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.


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