Healthcare Worker Confidence Index Remains Unchanged; More Workers Likely to Job Search

 Healthcare Worker Confidence Index Remains Unchanged; More Workers Likely to
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BOSTON, Aug. 8, 2013

BOSTON, Aug.8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American healthcare workers' confidence
levels remained fairly consistent in the second quarter of 2013, according to
the Q2 Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. Confidence levels among
healthcare workers decreased by one-fifth of a point, to 54.3, in the second
quarter of 2013. The online survey was conducted in April, May and June of
this year by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad Healthcare, among 188
healthcare workers (ages 18 and older), including physicians, healthcare
administrators and other healthcare professionals.

"Healthcare workers are in high demand, with the sector experiencing some
serious labor shortages. For example, healthcare information technology
specialists such as medical coders and healthcare consultants for large IT
projects are in high demand within the field due to the implementation of
ICD-10. Employers have to find innovative ways to compete for top talent,"
said Steve McMahan, Executive Vice President of Randstad US, Professionals.

A March report by Wanted Analytics indicated that over one million jobs were
posted for healthcare-related occupations, representing a three percent
year-over-year increase in hiring. Registered nurses led the country in the
most job ads, up 13 percent when compared to March of 2012. However, critical
care nurses had the highest year-over-year growth with 34 percent more jobs
posted online this year than there were last March, according to Wanted
Analytics," McMahan continued. "Even with the recent delay of the employer
mandate provision of the (ACA), many healthcare organizations can't pause due
to other time-sensitive, mandated initiatives, such as the implementation of
ICD-10 and the rigorous requirements to transition to electronic medical
records by 2015. This, coupled with the ongoing issue of trying to augment
nurse and physician staffing levels with the coming impact of the ACA, is
creating challenging times for most."

Q2, 2013 Survey Highlights:

Percentage of Healthcare Workers Who Believe More Jobs Are Available Virtually

  oIn the second quarter of 2013, 20 percent of healthcare workers believe
    more jobs available, slipping one percentage point from Q1 2013. More than
    half of healthcare workers (52%) believe fewer job opportunities
    available, holding steady compared to the previous quarter.

More Healthcare Workers Likely to Job Search in Second Quarter

  oIn the next 12 months, 30 percent of healthcare workers say they are
    likely to look for a new job, representing an increase of four percentage
    points from the previous quarter.

Majority of Healthcare Workers Confident They Can Find a New Job; Percentage
Remains Unchanged

  oMore than half of healthcare workers surveyed (54%) indicate they are
    confident they could find a job in the next 12 months, showing no change
    from the previous quarter.

Employer Confidence Rises Among Healthcare Workers

  oAbout six-in-10 (61%) healthcare workers feel confident in the future of
    their employer, rising three percentage points from the previous quarter.

More Healthcare Workers Optimistic About Economic Strength

  oThe number of healthcare workers who say the economy is getting stronger
    rose four percentage points this quarter to 26 percent. Forty-three
    percent of healthcare workers believe the economy is weakening, rising two
    percentage points from the previous quarter.

To view the latest quarterly trends report, click here.

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris
Interactive on behalf of Randstad Healthcare from April 1-3, May 7-9 and June
4-6, 2013 among 3,626 adults ages 18 and older, of which 188 are employed in
healthcare, which included physicians, healthcare administrators and other
healthcare professionals. This online survey is not based on a probability
sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be
calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables,
please contact

About Randstad Healthcare
Randstad Healthcare is one of the largest healthcare staffing firms in the
U.S. and offers market leading, all-inclusive healthcare staffing solutions.
Randstad Healthcare has been matching healthcare professionals with career
opportunities at America's top healthcare facilities for over 25 years. From
large hospital systems and rural medical centers, to physician groups,
insurance companies, clinics and Fortune 500 companies, Randstad Healthcare
offers full-service staffing capabilities, including physicians, nurses,
advanced practice, case management, allied health and vendor managed services.
For more information, please visit

About Randstad
Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $22.0
billion global provider of HR services. As the third largest staffing
organization in the US, Randstad holds top positions in permanent placement,
office and administrative, IT and accounting and finance. From professional
services, commercial staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, to managed
services and more, Randstad delivers a comprehensive range of temporary,
temporary-to-hire, permanent placement and outsourced placement services. With
its 5,660 employment experts, Randstad puts an average of nearly 100,000
people to work in the U.S. each week, through its network of more than 900
branches and client-dedicated locations.

Learn more at and access Randstad's panoramic U.S. thought
leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360site that offers valuable
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