Healthcare employers are adding workers, increasing pay in 2015

A new survey from CareerBuilder shows that healthcare employers are adding employees and increasing their pay in 2015, according to a news release on the survey.

The national survey, conducted online by Harris Poll in November through December 2014, included 315 employers, hiring managers and human resource professionals in the healthcare industry, as well as 460 U.S. workers in the healthcare industry, the release reads.

Here are eight findings from the survey, as stated in the release:

1. Thirty-five percent of healthcare hiring managers have plans to add full-time, permanent healthcare employees this year, and 80 percent plan to increase pay for current employees. Also, 64 percent of the hiring managers will offer increased starting salaries for new employees.

2. Almost 50 percent of healthcare employers have plans to hire temporary or contract workers this year.

3. The survey also listed the following as healthcare hiring trends to watch in 2015: raising the minimum wage, on-the-job training, college recruiting and taking workers out of retirement.

4. Almost 50 percent of healthcare employers expect to raise their organization's minimum wage this year.

5. More than 50 percent of healthcare employers indicated that they plan to hire workers who don't have experience in the industry and do on-the-job training.

6.Sixty-five percent of healthcare employers have plans to hire recent college graduates this year, and nearly 50 percent plan to take on interns. Eighteen percent have plans to hire more recent college graduates than in 2014.

7. Nearly 50 percent say they are "likely" or "very likely" to rehire retirees from other companies this year.

8. Long-term potential, location and benefits are among the most important considerations for healthcare workers (outside of salary) when looking at a new job.


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