It’s no secret that open positions in some occupations are a LOT harder to fill than others — and, evidently, health care is high on that list. As many as 6 out of the top 10 hardest-to-fill positions are in the health care industry, according to the latest ASA Skills Gap Index release.
Take a look at the chart below to get an idea of the average change in salary for some of the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. between the second and third quarters of 2015. The difficulty to hire these positions has caused 6 in 10 of these occupations to increase compensation rates. You’ll notice a particularly noteworthy wage increase for podiatrists with 1.29 percent. If you think about it, that’s a significant raise given it’s over a 3-month period.
What does this mean for you?
First and foremost, take a look at the data to determine what the average compensation is for your open positions. While money isn’t the sole consideration for candidates, it does help to make you’re offering competitive salaries and benefits — especially for hard-to-fill positions like these.