5% of Workers Account for Half of Healthcare CostsHealth workers wonder why their share of the cost of employer health plans goes up every year. Employers wonder the same.Read the rest of this entry »
The answer to why has many parts -- rising medical costs, the number and size of medical claims, the type of benefits the plan offers, these all contribute to the increase in premium charges. Yet even when a company's workforce is relatively young and healthy, it only takes a ...
Why It Takes So Long To Fill Health JobsWhy is it so hard to fill healthcare positions? Last year, the average time to fill a vacancy was 47.7 business days. That's over two months, and that's just counting the time until an offer is accepted.Read the rest of this entry »
Few other job categories take as long to fill. So what's the difficulty in filling healthcare jobs?
Let's start with the obvious: Not all jobs in healthcare take ...
Employment Growth Is SlowingEvery month, usually on the first Friday of the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues what it calls the Employment Situation Summary. It's a data-rich snapshot of hiring, pay, and civilian employment -- and unemployment -- for the previous month. It's a closely watched report by economists, policymakers, investors and analysts, among others; it has the power to move the financial markets.Read the rest of this entry »
As headline making as the monthly reports ...
Shortage of Healthcare Workers Forecast to WorsenThe shortage of workers that has plagued the healthcare industry for years won't change in the foreseeable future. In fact, it is likely to get worse.Read the rest of this entry »
A Research and Markets staffing forecast predicts healthcare's staffing needs will grow at a compound annual rate of 13.7% through 2021. The growth in demand for registered nurses will be particularly acute, increasing between 14% and 16%.
"Thus the shortage of ...
New England Is Where the Demand for Nurses Is GreatestIt may be only a snapshot from a single month's job listings, but the map of nursing jobs in the U.S. shows very clearly just where the demand for nurses is greatest -- and where it's less so.Read the rest of this entry »
Illinois' Olivet Nazarene University counted the nursing related job listings on Indeed.com, the largest job board in the world, sorted them by state, and built a map showing the ...
IT, Healthcare Dominate Top Jobs ListGlassdoor has come out with its annual list of the best jobs. And, no surprise here, STEM jobs and healthcare dominate.Read the rest of this entry »
Among the top 10, six are in computer related fields with data scientist coming out at the top of the pack.
It isn't just pay that determines the ranking -- though data scientists average $110,000. Pay is one-third of the equation. The other two factors are the number ...
Healthcare Recruiting Will Grow Even More DifficultHealthcare added an average of 35,000 jobs a month last year. This year is expected to be no different.Read the rest of this entry »
"The demand for (healthcare) talent is rising," one healthcare staffing executive told HealthLeadersMedia.com. "Healthcare continues to be the fastest growing and strongest job producer in the national economy."
Good news for jobseekers, but not so for employers who are struggling to fill jobs. It's already taking an average ...
Powdered Glove Ban Takes Effect TodayA ban on the use of powdered medical gloves goes into effect today.Read the rest of this entry »
Last month the Food and Drug Administration adopted the ban it first proposed in March 2016, citing the dangers powdered medical gloves pose to health. "The use of powder on medical gloves presents numerous risks to patients and health care workers, including inflammation, granulomas, and respiratory allergic reactions," the FDA said in issuing its ban.
These gloves ...
It's Taking More Than a Month to Fill a JobThe time it takes to fill a job has declined significantly since hitting an all-time high of almost 30 working days in April 2016. In November, the most recent month available, the national average was 27.1 working days.Read the rest of this entry »
But that by no means implies recruiting talent is getting easier. As the monthly hiring report from the Society for Human Resources says, "Many HR professionals are still having challenges with ...
Why It's So Hard to Get a Man to be a NurseHealthcare has added more jobs in the last several years than any other sector of the economy, yet some of the highest paying specialties -- nurses, physical therapists, health aides -- have failed to attract men.Read the rest of this entry »
Men may have tripled their proportion of registered nurses since 1970, but they still only account for about 9.6%. And yet, male nurses on average earned $60,700 in 2011 when the U.S. Census ...