What is keeping New Grads/less experienced Nurses from being hired and solutions? - page 5

by ceebeeRN 10,222 Views | 41 Comments

Im sure there is no simple answer to this question but people on here are quite insightful and I would Love to hear some of the responses. We all know that the job market is tough out there, especially for New Grads or those... Read More


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    The hospitals are not going to hire you even with a pay cut.

    The biggest problem? New grads (less than 1 year experience) are too expensive because up until 2009, they had a 50% attrition rate. On average, that is anywhere from $50,000 to $80,000 in lost HR/orientation/residency/training and replacement costs.

    Why do they leave? #1 reason is they do not like the organization or unit they work for. Manager/co-worker relationships biggest determinant of retention.
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    Interestingly, my hospital is now only hiring new grads because of the budget. I am leaving there so I'm not all that concerned about it but I don't think it necessarily portrays a positive image to basically say, "we'll hire you because we don't have to pay you as much."


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