CareerBuilder's Health Care Job Forecast Points to a "Healthy" Hiring Environment in 2013

    CareerBuilder's Health Care Job Forecast Points to a "Healthy" Hiring
                             Environment in 2013

CareerBuilder announces new health care division, bringing exciting new labor
intelligence and better recruitment solutions to health care clients

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Health care continues to be one of the
hottest areas for hiring in the U.S. and one of the toughest to recruit
in-demand talent. CareerBuilder's annual survey finds 22 percent of health
care hiring managers plan to add full-time, permanent health care employees in
the New Year, up three percentage points over 2012. At the same time, 23
percent of health care employers reported that they currently have open
positions for which they can't find qualified talent. A new CareerBuilder
division is poised and ready to help health care organizations target and
secure the staff they need today and tomorrow.

Thirteen percent of all U.S. jobs are in health care and the Bureau of Labor
Statistics estimates that the U.S. will add 5.6 million health care jobs from
2010 to 2020, the largest projected increase of any industry. CareerBuilder
has made a strategic decision to realign resources that will better support
customers in health care by providing:

  oMore robust health care employment data – stronger market intelligence for
    workforce planning and modeling
  oMore customized health care talent acquisition and next generation
    technology solutions
  oEnhanced service through education on health care trends and workforce

"The recession had very little impact on the hiring momentum of the health
care industry and, to meet further demand, CareerBuilder has pooled a group of
proficient experts into a new division that will focus solely on assisting
health care clients' hiring needs efficiently and effectively," said Jason
Lovelace, President of the Health Care Group at CareerBuilder, "Our research
suggests that heath care hiring will accelerate in 2013 with heightened
competition for high skill labor and improved compensation trends. As a
result, it is essential that we arm our health care clients with the data and
tools needed to recruit qualified talent and ultimately, positively impact
patient care."

Temporary and Contract Hiring
More health care organizations are turning to staffing and recruiting
companies and temporary workers to help meet increased market demands.
Thirty-six percent of health care employers plan to hire temporary and
contract workers in 2013, up from 34 percent last year. Among these
employers, 37 percent plan to transition some temporary workers into
full-time, permanent employees over the next 12 months.

Navigating the Skills Gap in 2013
There are an increasing number of areas where demand for skilled positions is
growing much faster than the supply. As hospitals and other health care
organizations work to get qualified talent in the door, key trends to watch in
the New Year include:

1) Employers Scouting Talent at Other Organizations
Employers may come knocking, solicited or not. One in five health care
workers (20 percent) reported they have been approached to work for another
employer in the last year when they didn't apply for a position with that

2) More Employers Willing to Increase Compensation
In an effort to retain and attract top talent for skilled positions, health
care employers expect to provide higher compensation for both current staff
and prospective employees. Seventy-six percent of health care employers plan
to increase compensation for existing employees – up from 65 percent last year
– while 53 percent will offer higher starting salaries for new health care
employees – up significantly from 34 percent last year. Most increases will
be 3 percent or less.

3) Employers Creating the Right Candidate Instead of Waiting for One
Employers are taking measures to "re-skill" workers themselves. Two-thirds of
health care employers plan to train people who don't have experience in health
care and hire them for positions within their organizations, up from 33
percent last year.

4) Employers Stepping Up Retention Efforts
Thirty-seven percent of health care employers reported that top performers
left their organizations in 2012. While most health care workers reported
they're generally satisfied with their jobs, 39 percent said they feel
underemployed, and 20 percent said they plan on switching jobs in the coming
year. To stave off an increase in voluntary turnover, 45 percent of employers
reported they are increasing employee retention efforts including more
employee recognition, flexible schedules and surveying employees to see what's
most important to them.

*Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding or respondents being able to
choose more than one answer.

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive^© on
behalf of CareerBuilder among 274 health care hiring managers and human
resource professionals and 576 health care workers (employed full-time, not
self-employed, non-government) between November 1 and November 30, 2012
(percentages for some questions are based on a subset, based on their
responses to certain questions). With pure probability samples of 274 and 576,
one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a
sampling error of +/- 5.92 and +/-4.08 percentage points, respectively.
Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.

About CareerBuilder®
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companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site,®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24
million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 50 million resumes. CareerBuilder
works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from
employment branding and talent and compensation intelligence to recruitment
solutions. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband
portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search
technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI),
Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its
subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and
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Media Contact
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