Time to Fill Open Healthcare Positions Highly Elevated

By | Editorial, Health Care Employment

Recent indicators show that the average unemployment level in healthcare is now 3.2%, lower than other industries.  With an average time to fill at 44.7 days, healthcare employers have been turning to third-party agencies, increasing their overall cost of labor.  “New job creation and the need to fill existing roles as more healthcare professionals reach retirement age is creating a challenging recruiting environment, especially for clinical roles like physicians and nurses,” said Bryan Bassett, Managing Director of Health eCareers. “Although the number of professionals actively in the job market appears static, the increased availability of positions is making job seekers more selective.”

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