Nurse Recruitment and Nurse Retention Blog: Healthcare Industry Growth on the Rise

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, January 25th, 2012

Stable growth in the healthcare industry means good things in terms of nurse recruitment and nurse retention. The healthcare industry is one of the nation’s fastest-growing, surviving the economy’s drastic plunge in 2008 and prospering in the years since. Between 2007 and September 2011, while total U.S. non-farm employment plummeted 4.7%, employment in the healthcare industry actually grew 8.8%. healthcare industry photo

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that healthcare and social assistance, along with professional and businesses services, will generate 8.2 million jobs by 2018, more than half the increase in total employment.

The healthcare industry is stable, it’s growing, and it’s not going away. This is an important fact to share with your nursing professionals. Your nurse retention strategy needs to include sharing positive news about the healthcare industry. Nursing professionals need to be reassured that their hard work will pay-off in the long-term.

To learn more of my nurse recruitment and nurse retention strategies and/or to have me speak at our facility to improve morale, retention and recruitment, contact me.

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