Every health care organization is feeling the strain from high rates of staff turnover.
We collected a fresh set of turnover benchmarks from 224 hospitals to quantify the level of departures hospitals are experiencing. The numbers below won’t surprise any leaders managing turnover day-in and day-out. But the benchmarks can help you understand whether your organization is on par with the rest of the country—or losing more staff than most.
Our key findings are detailed and charted below.
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To download our ready-to-present slide deck with national benchmarks on hospital turnover, vacancy, and premium labor rates, you can access the full results here.
These numbers validate what is all too obvious to any health care leader: staffing remains the number one crisis facing hospitals and health systems. There is no one solution to this different-in-kind shortage. Achieving workforce stabilization will require C-suite attention and investment in a wide variety of tactics, including but not limited to the following:
For additional staffing resources, you can review our hard truths on the current and future state of the nursing workforce along with the three no-regrets moves to respond to rapidly shifting employee expectations.
Disclaimer: the number of responses were varied for each metric
Workers are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of Covid-19 and are increasingly concerned about pay and staffing shortages. With resignations and even labor strikes on the rise, what can you do to recruit, support, and retain your workforce? We've uncovered the most important insights and turned them into actionable items for you. Whether you are trying to recruit a nursing workforce amid a shortage or simply trying to keep your existing staff, we have curated multiple pieces of expert guidance.
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