Bernard Hodes Group Survey Results Will be Shared for Benchmarking

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The following press release refers to a national health care metrics survey currently being conducted.The results will be shared with all survey participants and will offer benchmarks leading to stronger recruitment and retention strategies. Results of a similar 2003 survey of 151 health care recruiters covered the following categories for nurses and select categories of allied health professionals: cost-per-hire, days-to-fill, vacancy rates, turnover rates, difficulty-to-fill, recruitment and retention, and tactic effectiveness.

Calling all health care recruiters: Bernard Hodes Group, a leading provider of health care recruitment communications and staffing solutions, requests your participation in a national health care recruitment metrics survey which can be accessed by clicking on http://www.recruitsurvey.com/hodeshcmetrics.

The results will be shared with all survey participants and will offer benchmarks leading to stronger recruitment and retention strategies. Results of a similar 2003 survey (the final report can be obtained at http://hodes.com/healthcarematters/index.html) of 151 health care recruiters covered the following categories for nurses and select categories of allied health professionals: cost-per-hire, days-to-fill, vacancy rates, turnover rates, difficulty-to-fill, recruitment and retention, and tactic effectiveness.

“We believe by once again conducting this survey we can support our Hodes clients in health care recruitment by providing insight and hard data to evaluate their efforts,” said Karen Hart, Senior Vice President, Health Care Division. “The results offer health care organizations a framework to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses so they may re-engineer their hiring processes to attract the nurses and allied health professionals they sorely need.”

Results of the 2003 survey revealed the average number of full-time equivalent RNs at the respondents’ hospitals were 416, with RN turnover at 15.5%, higher than within the allied health categories (13.1% average). At $2,651, RN cost-per-hire was approximately 11% higher than the average cost ($2,396) reported for recruiting allied health workers. Among allied health workers recruiting radiology technologists was at the top with the highest cost-per-hire at $2,748, followed by pharmacists at $2,667, and physical therapists at $2,430.

About Bernard Hodes Group

As a fully integrated recruitment communications and staffing solutions provider, Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com) offers solutions which often combine multiple service offerings from the company's core competency areas: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing/Response Management; Hiring Process Re-engineering; and Staffing Technology (see http://www.hodesiQ.com). All solutions are developed and measured within the company's 360 degree process methodology. The company’s Health care Division is staffed by RNs with clinical, managerial and recruiting experience. In addition, Bernard Hodes Group has health care strategists in many of its offices nationwide. The company is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe. Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE - OMC) (http://www.omnicomgroup.com). Omnicom is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Bernard Hodes Group serves thousands of clients in virtually e!

very industry, helping them to attract and retain talented workers in every skill set.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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Alexandra Bassil
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