Employee confidence on the rise in 2013


Confidence levels are on the rise, with the healthcare personnel outlook trending upward for nearly all pillars of the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index, including views on the economy’s resilience and job availability.

Compared to previous quarter results, the current survey — conducted in October through December 2012 — finds healthcare providers and professionals far more apt to pursue new jobs in the field, and a 4.1 percentage increase in employee confidence overall. Conducted on behalf of Randstad Healthcare by Harris Interactive, the survey queried the likes of 4,738 individuals, with 299 physicians, healthcare administrators, and other members of healthcare’s labor force responding in full.

"Given the latest findings of our Healthcare Employee Confidence Index, it appears much of the anxiety around the fiscal cliff concerns have all but dissipated as we enter 2013," said Steve McMahan, executive vice president of Randstad US, Professionals, in a news release. "The healthcare employment market has exhibited strong growth in the past months, adding 23,000 jobs in January and rising 320,000 over the year. The long-term outlook for the industry is equally as promising. Specifically, physicians in urgent care and those with specialization in anti-aging medicine are in high demand, as are registered nurses in both permanent and temporary positions. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, with 26 percent gains from 2010 to 2020."

The main findings of the fourth quarter survey include:

All data and information courtesy of the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. Presentation by PhysBizTech.

 

Previous results from the third quarter of 2012 are as follows:

 

All data and information courtesy of the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. Presentation by PhysBizTech.