How to Attract MH/BH Talent
Employees seek personal growth
LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report found that 94% of employees will stay at a company that supports progression in their career.
Our survey highlights similar feelings among our members with career development opportunities scoring our 2nd highest rating with a 4.55 out of 5 rating.
Additionally our members also rated interesting / challenging patient work highly with this factor garnering an average score of 4.23 out of 5.
If your organization can offer rewarding and challenging patient work then you need to be highlighting this in the job advert.
Mental health professionals care about wellness
Mental health professionals on the front line see the impact of workplace stress and burnout so it is perhaps unsurprising that our members place such value on an employer’s wellness package.
Our members gave this factor an average score of 4.2 out of 5.
We see an increasing number of our employers offering packages to employees which include wellness days and access to services that facilitate mental wellbeing as well as other nice-to-haves like discounts on activities associated with stress reduction such as gym memberships or yoga.
We hope you find the results of this study interesting and actionable.
To recap, the 5 leading factors that attract our members to a job listing are; remote work opportunities, career development opportunities, financial package, interesting patient work and wellness package.
Next time you’re posting a vacancy on PsychologyJobs.com, you may wish to particularly emphasise any remote working opportunities your organization can offer and the career development opportunities that are available.