What millennials want in the healthcare workplace

Today, she estimates that about 50% of nurses are 30 years old or younger.

Younger members of the workforce often have different motivations than their older counterparts. IVX Health, which operates more than 50 infusion centers serving patients with complex chronic conditions, surveyed its employees last year to learn more about their career aspirations. About a quarter of the company’s 375 employees work at its headquarters in Brentwood, Tennessee.

“Our workforce leans a little bit younger, so getting feedback on what’s important helps us know how we should continue to invest in them,” said Libby Issitt, Vice President the company’s senior president of human resources said.

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Employees who responded to the survey said they value education, training and development, leading the company to improve its tuition reimbursement program and creating more ways for employees to earn additional certifications.

Another finding: Employees want to interact with their colleagues outside of work.

“Social engagement is so important to the younger generation, so we’re working on ways to do that — even virtual things with remote team members,” Issitt said. — because we know it helps people feel connected.”

Mr. Tony Stajduhar, president of the company, said Jackson Physician Search gives employees the opportunity to succeed with the company. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the recruiting company has grown tenfold in the past 13 years, and he predicts it will double in size in the next 2-3 years.

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“The potential for upward mobility and unlimited income – all of which certainly resonates with millennials,” he said. “Opportunities abound here, so that’s always helpful.”

Lola Butcher is a freelance writer living in Springfield, Mo.


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