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Healthcare News: Are Healthcare Employees Less Likely to Job Hunt?

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, January 22nd, 2013

U.S. healthcare workers are feeling more confident in their employers and are less likely to look for another job, according to the most recent quarterly Randstad Healthcare Employment Report.

Although the third quarter survey revealed a small decline in healthcare employees’ confidence index — 53.4 this quarter compared to 53.9 last quarter — 68% of workers indicated confidence in the future of their employer, an increase of 10% from last quarter.

Healthcare workers’ confidence in the strength of the economy remained unchanged at 20%, and the number of workers who believe there are more jobs available dropped by 11 percentage points to 13%, compared with last quarter.

That last finding may be a contributing factor to the significant drop in employees’ likelihood of job hunting. In the second quarter, 37% of healthcare workers indicated they are likely to look for a new job within the next 12 months. That figure dropped to 23% in the third quarter.

The survey was based on 275 healthcare employees, including physicians, administrators and other healthcare professionals.

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