Top 9 reasons healthcare workers quit

Healthcare organizations must make sure employees feel valued and well-paid to retain them, according to Grant Thornton's State of Work in America report.

The firm surveyed 5,000 workers, including 500 healthcare workers, about their views on the workplace and outlook for the future. Just 15 percent of healthcare workers said they were staying with their current employer because they felt valued, and not feeling valued was the top reason workers said they would leave. Around 42 percent of healthcare workers reported they are actively looking for new jobs within their organizations.

Here are the top nine reasons why healthcare workers, compared to workers overall, said they would exit their current organizations.

1. Not feeling valued
Healthcare workers: 31 percent
Overall: 22 percent

2. Wages not keeping up with inflation
Healthcare workers: 27 percent
Overall: 23 percent

3. Lack of support for my well-being
Healthcare workers: 21 percent
Overall: 18 percent

4. Benefits (including health, retirement, time off)
Healthcare workers: 17 percent
Overall: 17 percent

5. Long work hours
Healthcare workers: 17 percent
Overall: 15 percent

6. Fear of being laid off
Healthcare workers: 17 percent
Overall: 19 percent

7. Lack of advancement opportunities
Healthcare workers: 16 percent
Overall: 20 percent

8. Work-life balance does not match my needs
Healthcare workers: 16 percent
Overall: 20 percent

9. Concern about job security
Healthcare workers: 15 percent
Overall: 19 percent

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