Crisis in Health Care Recruiting Reported at NAHCR IMAGE 2006

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Shyrl Johnston, Senior Partner at JWT Employment Communications, presented “Things We’ve Measured and Observations We’ve Made” at the National Association for Health Care Recruitment’s 32nd Annual Conference, IMAGE 2006, on July 14th, in Boston, MA. Over 200 health care recruiters attended Ms. Johnston’s discussion of employment metrics and what research indicates about a crisis in health care recruiting.

Days-to-fill and days-to-start indicators are hitting the bottom line hard and the cost-per-hire is rising at many health care institutions. In our view, today’s vacancy and turnover rates scream ‘crisis’

Shyrl Johnston, Senior Partner at JWT Employment Communications, presented “Things We’ve Measured and Observations We’ve Made” at the National Association for Health Care Recruitment’s 32nd Annual Conference, IMAGE 2006, on July 14th, in Boston, MA. Over 200 health care recruiters attended Ms. Johnston’s discussion of employment metrics and what research indicates about a crisis in health care recruiting.

Ms. Johnston shared results from three JWT Employment Communications studies of health care workers, recently published as white papers. “Days-to-fill and days-to-start indicators are hitting the bottom line hard and the cost-per-hire is rising at many health care institutions. In our view, today’s vacancy and turnover rates scream ‘crisis’,” according to Ms. Johnston.

"Behind Closed Doors: Traveling As an Applicant" reports the job search experiences of 834 “secret shoppers” posing as applicants in 200 health care facilities. Of that group, 77% said they could not make a positive employment decision based on the information and experience they had during the hiring and selection process. "Opening The Window Before They Close The Door" highlights findings from surveys of 88,739 new employees. Their number one source of job information is a referral from a current employee; the second is an organization’s Web site. "Preparing For The Storm: Why Health Care Workers Quit - What Can We Do To Retain Them", reports the results of interviews with 48,534 former employees focusing on why they left their positions, reasons they would have stayed, and reasons they would consider returning. The top three reasons employees leave an organization: a better career opportunity; more favorable

work schedule; and because of a poor relationship with a supervisor/manager.

The white papers can be downloaded from the agency’s Web site: http://www.jwtec.com

About JWT Employment Communications

JWT Employment Communications helps employers attract, recruit and retain staff through comprehensive advertising, marketing and employee communications services, measurement tools, consulting resources and strategic approaches to talent acquisition and management.

The agency has 32 offices across North America and internationally. It is a subsidiary of JWT, an agency of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) that ranks among the oldest and largest full-service global advertising agencies.

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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