Confidence booster: Randstad reveals an uptick in healthcare job security

Healthcare workers are feeling better about the economy and more secure in their jobs, according to the latest installment of the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index.

The Index’s 2013 third quarter stats reveal the highest level of satisfaction since Randstad began tracking such metrics in the first quarter of 2012. Not only has perception of the economy’s strength increased by nine percentage points from last quarter, with 35 percent of healthcare workers asserting their belief that the market is burgeoning, but 62 percent of workers are secure in their ability to find a new job and six-in-10 healthcare workers feel confident in the future of their employer.

The study consulted mostly larger institutions but speaks to a possible shift in the industry. Given the demand and resulting competition for talent, employers will need to work hard to attract top healthcare professionals by demonstrating the unique attributes that make their facility a great place to work," said Steve McMahan, executive vice president of Randstad U.S. and president of Randstad Healthcare, in a news release.

Other study highlights include the following:

 All information courtesy of Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. Presentation by Medical Practice Insider.

 All information courtesy of Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. Presentation by Medical Practice Insider.

 All information courtesy of Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. Presentation by Medical Practice Insider.

Researchers engaged 170 healthcare professionals in questionnaires from July 9-11, August 5-7 and September 9-11.

Find the report in its entirety here.