By Dan McPhee, partnership relationship manager at Salary.com, an MHA Endorsed Business Partner.
It’s well known within the healthcare industry that issues of employee turnover, lack of applicants and salary compression were exacerbated in 2020 and 2021. Unfortunately, these trends have continued throughout 2022 with indications that 2023 will be just as challenging. While there are several drivers of long-term employee retention, compensation professionals within the industry note three common challenges when it comes to employee turnover and recruitment:
- Employees leaving healthcare entirely for higher pay and/or better schedules.
- Employees transitioning from one healthcare facility to another for higher pay, benefits and/or better schedules.
- Employees moving out of city or state for higher pay, sometimes responding to economic relocation incentives provided by a hospital system, state or city.
These are informative themes, but each would warrant a case study for detailed, long-term solutions. MHA Endorsed Business Partner (EBP) Salary.com has the data to look at solutions to these challenges within their CompAnalyst MarketData tool. With more than 8,000 benchmark jobs updated monthly and the ability to scope by industry, geography and facility size, the team can easily pull valuable data into reports to help HR and compensation professionals better understand the market, competition and industry pay.
MHA members are invited to try until Sept. 15 a free trial of the CompAnalyst MarketData tool for 30 days or 15 job pricings (whichever comes first) and receive full support from Salary.com on using the tool and identifying solutions to these challenges. Members also receive discounts on all Salary.com subscriptions and resources.