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How employers can attract people for healthcare jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on January 8, 2015

For employers in healthcare, attracting new people to fill healthcare jobs in Rhode Island takes different tactics, according to a new survey from Careerbuilder.

When recruiting new health care workers, employers may want to emphasize long-term potential, location and benefits, which are among the factors health care workers consider most important (outside of salary) when considering a new position. Other popular reasons include the following:

  • Job stability: 63 percent
  • Benefit plans are affordable: 57 percent
  • Location: 56 percent
  • Good work culture: 51 percent
  • Ability to offer flexible schedules: 43 percent
  • Good career advancement opportunities: 38 percent

When it comes to retaining health care workers, co-worker and work/life balance can have a significant impact on their job satisfaction. Among the reasons 87 percent of health care employees say they plan to stay in their jobs in 2015:

  • I like the people I work with: 54 percent
  • I have a good work/life balance: 54 percent
  • Benefits: 45 percent
  • Ability to make a difference: 29 percent
  • Good boss who watches out for me: 28 percent

Nearly two thirds of health care employers (65 percent) plan to hire recent college graduates in 2015, and 47 percent plan to hire interns. Eighteen percent plan to hire more recent college graduates than the previous year.

Just over half of health care employers (52 percent) say they plan to hire workers who do not have industry experience and train them on the job.

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