I met with dozens of HR professionals at the recent NAHCR conference in Las Vegas, and the message was consistent: “I’m worried about nurse recruiting.” As our conversations continued, I found that these individuals have serious concerns, but are also committed to finding proactive solutions to attract, hire and retain the best talent for their organizations.
What keeps them awake
In a word: nurses. There is a real sense that we are at the epicenter of a nursing shortage, and the talent acquisition community is concerned. During the recession in 2008, many nurses did not feel ready to retire due to economic concerns. They held on – but, now that things are better, they are ready to go.