10 most common motivators and incentives for retaining healthcare talent

The majority of employers — 61 percent — use motivators and incentives to attract and retain employees. While such efforts support positive talent development and prevent attrition, only 1 percent more employers are offering these benefits compared to last year,  according to Health eCareers' 2016 Salary Guide.

Survey responses for the 2016 Salary Guide were collected from 19,754 healthcare job seekers from the Health eCareers database between Jan. 18 and Feb. 23, 2016.

Here are the 10 most common motivators and incentives among healthcare organizations, according to the report.

1. Flexible work hours — offered by 25 percent of employers that use motivators and incentives

2. Increased compensation — 18 percent

3. More vacation/paid time off — 16 percent

4. Training and certification courses — 15 percent

5. More interesting or challenging assignments — 10 percent

6. Flexible work location/option to telecommute — 8 percent

7. High-level recognition — 6 percent

8. Stock options/equity — 5 percent

9. Promotion/new title — 5 percent

10. Retention bonus — 4 percent

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