15 Statistics on Healthcare Employees' Attitudes on the Job Market

How do healthcare employees feel about the current job market, and how many plan to explore other employment options? The following statistics are from the April 2012 Randstad Engagement Index, which measures attitudes and perceptions that influence employee engagement across a variety of industries.

According to the index, healthcare employees are the least likely to believe the economy negatively impacted their career plans — a finding that indicates the stability and strength of the industry. Here are 15 other major findings from the index report. Percentages represent survey respondents who said they strongly or somewhat agree.

Attitudes on the job market
1. I feel secure in my employment — 78 percent
2. I don't believe I could find a new job today that I would accept — 57 percent
3. The job market will pick up in 2012 — 52 percent
4. I plan to explore other job options when the market picks up — 44 percent
5. The economy has negatively altered my career plans — 37 percent
6. I feel left behind in my career due to the poor economy and job market — 32 percent

Actions employees would consider taking to keep their jobs
1. Pay out of pocket for additional training to acquire new skills — 28 percent
2. Lose annual bonus opportunity — 26 percent
3. Take a reduction in benefits — 19 percent
4. Work longer hours without an increase in pay — 19 percent
5. Take a reduction in vacation time — 18 percent
6. Relocate — 10 percent
7. Take a pay cut — 9 percent
8. Take on a lesser job, demotion — 5 percent
9. None of these — 38 percent

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