More than 2/3's of medical group administrators plan on hiring Primary Care Physicians in the next 12 months, according to a Physician Retention Survey by American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and Cejka Search. Increased demand is accredited to a surge of accountable care organizations (ACOs), healthcare reform, changing workforce demographics, and a shortage of talent. We covered the Physician shortage back in September 2012. How has demand changed since then? Over the past 8 months hiring demand for the Physician and Surgeon occupation increased 8%, with more than 26,400 job ads posted online in April. Demand in April was also up 13% over the same time last year. General medical and surgical hospitals had the greatest need for Physicians and Surgeons, a 10% increase compared to April 2012. Offices of physicians had the second highest number of job ads.
Hiring Demand for Physicians and Surgeons
Despite the shortage of talent and difficulty some employers may be encountering when sourcing candidates, average recruiting conditions are likely to be favorable, scoring a 24 on our Hiring Scale. The Hiring Scale scores recruiting conditions from 1 – 99, with 99 representing hard-to-fill. Here are the best and worst cities for sourcing Physicians and Surgeons.
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The metro areas with the best recruiting conditions each score a 5 or 6 on our Hiring Scale and have a candidate supply that exceeds the local demand. Job listings in these cities appear online for the same amount of time as the national average, 11 weeks. Despite the fact these cities currently seem to have ample talent, the recruiting process may be particularly long and have multiple steps, leading jobs to stay online longer. In the areas with the most difficult recruiting conditions, job ads are posted online for about a week longer than average, 12 weeks. There is a shortage of talent in these areas and the current workforce cannot meet the hiring demand. Recruiters experiencing difficulty sourcing talent can look to nearby cities to advertise positions or relocate talent. For instance, Duluth, MN scores an 80 on our Hiring Scale indicating recruiting conditions in this area are likely to be very difficult. Meanwhile the nearby metro area of Minneapolis scores a 10, where conditions are likely to be much less challenging. Recruiters in the Duluth metro area may want to relocate talent from Minneapolis to reduce hiring difficulty.
Hiring Scale Snapshot for Physicians and Surgeons
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