HOW TO COMBAT HEALTHCARE WORKER SHORTAGES IN 2023
Much has been written about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic had on the American workforce. The one constant theme is that workers’ attitudes about work and how to make a living have changed. In a survey conducted by Pew Research, they found that people leaving their full-time positions were leaving because of low pay, little to no opportunities for advancement, and the lack of respect for what they do. Nursing and healthcare staffing has not been immune to these greater market trends. Added to these reasons at-large, nurses cite burnout, oversized workloads, and unsafe working conditions as top reasons why they’re leaving their facilities or the profession altogether.
We know facilities are trying their best to manage the expectations of their workforce while balancing the care patients need and the financial aspects of keeping a facility operating within or below budget. However, there are even greater pressures tightening the labor market for healthcare staffing that you must know about