StaffDNA has released its Candidate Blueprint Index (CBI) report for Q2 2017, which provides real-time data into the employment preferences of healthcare candidates nationwide who are actively in the job market. Data is obtained from a sample of nursing and allied health professionals who registered with StaffDNA from April 1 to June 30, 2017.
StaffDNA analyzed a sample of 5,000 clinicians who sought to apply for open positions through the company’s SmartMatch technology over the three-month period. Applicants can select multiple employment preferences, including state and job type. Forty percent of applicants were seeking permanent positions, while 29 percent sought travel assignments, 23 percent local contract, and 14 percent per diem.
“This data gives us valuable insights into the employment preferences of healthcare travelers nationwide,” said Sheldon Arora, Founder of StaffDNA. “We can better understand what changes are happening in the industry and how it will affect the overall market.”
Arora believes the media’s constant focus on the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) may cause clinicians to become more cautious and think differently about jobs before applying.
As for the most requested states by job seekers, those percentages stayed relatively even quarter-over-quarter with Florida topping the list.
The Top 5 most requested states for overall employment were:
Florida (13.53%) – Texas (10.61%) – California (8.78%) – Georgia (5.76%) – North Carolina (5.27%)
For a complete list of rankings, visit http://www.staffdna.com/cbi
Founded in 2014, StaffDNA serves hospitals, staffing firms and healthcare professionals through innovate solutions: a full-service VMS/MSP program, healthcare candidate database and compliance services. StaffDNA also provides cutting-edge career tools and resources for clinicians and a dedicated news service for healthcare travelers.
StaffDNA is owned by veterans of the healthcare staffing industry and a group of private investors. Visit www.staffdna.com to learn more.