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CareerBuilder’s Health Care Job Forecast Points to a “Healthy” Hiring Environment in 2013

CareerBuilder announces new health care division, bringing exciting new labor intelligence and better recruitment solutions to health care clients

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2013, Health care continues to be one of the hottest areas for hiring in the U.S. and one of the toughest to recruit in-demand talent. CareerBuilder’s annual survey finds 22 percent of health care hiring managers plan to add full-time, permanent health care employees in the New Year, up three percentage points over 2012. At the same time, 23 percent of health care employers reported that they currently have open positions for which they can’t find qualified talent. A new CareerBuilder division is poised and ready to help health care organizations target and secure the staff they need today and tomorrow.

Thirteen percent of all U.S. jobs are in health care and the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the U.S. will add 5.6 million health care jobs from 2010 to 2020, the largest projected increase of any industry. CareerBuilder has made a strategic decision to realign resources that will better support customers in health care by providing:

  • More robust health care employment data – stronger market intelligence for workforce planning and modeling
  • More customized health care talent acquisition and next generation technology solutions
  • Enhanced service through education on health care trends and workforce issues

“The recession had very little impact on the hiring momentum of the health care industry and, to meet further demand, CareerBuilder has pooled a group of proficient experts into a new division that will focus solely on assisting health care clients’ hiring needs efficiently and effectively,” said Jason Lovelace , President of the Health Care Group at CareerBuilder, “Our research suggests that heath care hiring will accelerate in 2013 with heightened competition for high skill labor and improved compensation trends. As a result, it is essential that we arm our health care clients with the data and tools needed to recruit qualified talent and ultimately, positively impact patient care.”

Temporary and Contract Hiring
More health care organizations are turning to staffing and recruiting companies and temporary workers to help meet increased market demands. Thirty-six percent of health care employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2013, up from 34 percent last year. Among these employers, 37 percent plan to transition some temporary workers into full-time, permanent employees over the next 12 months.

Navigating the Skills Gap in 2013
There are an increasing number of areas where demand for skilled positions is growing much faster than the supply. As hospitals and other health care organizations work to get qualified talent in the door, key trends to watch in the New Year include:

1) Employers Scouting Talent at Other Organizations
Employers may come knocking, solicited or not. One in five health care workers (20 percent) reported they have been approached to work for another employer in the last year when they didn’t apply for a position with that organization.

2) More Employers Willing to Increase Compensation
In an effort to retain and attract top talent for skilled positions, health care employers expect to provide higher compensation for both current staff and prospective employees. Seventy-six percent of health care employers plan to increase compensation for existing employees – up from 65 percent last year – while 53 percent will offer higher starting salaries for new health care employees – up significantly from 34 percent last year. Most increases will be 3 percent or less.

3) Employers Creating the Right Candidate Instead of Waiting for One
Employers are taking measures to “re-skill” workers themselves. Two-thirds of health care employers plan to train people who don’t have experience in health care and hire them for positions within their organizations, up from 33 percent last year.

4) Employers Stepping Up Retention Efforts
Thirty-seven percent of health care employers reported that top performers left their organizations in 2012. While most health care workers reported they’re generally satisfied with their jobs, 39 percent said they feel underemployed, and 20 percent said they plan on switching jobs in the coming year. To stave off an increase in voluntary turnover, 45 percent of employers reported they are increasing employee retention efforts including more employee recognition, flexible schedules and surveying employees to see what’s most important to them.

*Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding or respondents being able to choose more than one answer.

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive© on behalf of CareerBuilder among 274 health care hiring managers and human resource professionals and 576 health care workers (employed full-time, not self-employed, non-government) between November 1 and November 30, 2012 (percentages for some questions are based on a subset, based on their responses to certain questions). With pure probability samples of 274 and 576, one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/- 5.92 and +/-4.08 percentage points, respectively. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.

About CareerBuilder®
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 50 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and talent and compensation intelligence to recruitment solutions. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder’s proprietary job search technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

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SOURCE: CareerBuilder.com

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Tips For Charitable Giving: Research Nonprofit Organizations; Understand Current Laws To Maximize Tax Deductions

Seattle #1 in online giving

SEATTLE, End-of-the-year charitable giving to favorite nonprofit organizations is on the to-do list for many King County residents this week, inspired by a spirit of generosity as well as a feeling of uncertainty as Congress debates the future of the charitable tax deduction.

The average person makes 24 percent of his or her annual donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, according to research from the Center on Philanthropy. There is speculation that that may increase this year, as people step up their giving in preparation for a potential change in the charitable tax deduction. Congress is debating whether to eliminate or limit the tax benefit for charitable donations as part of the broader “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

“Generosity, the holiday spirit and year-end tax planning are a powerful combination in philanthropy,” says Norman B. Rice , president and chief executive officer of The Seattle Foundation. “The uncertainty around the charitable tax deduction may prove to be a catalyst that spikes year-end giving even more than usual.”

The Seattle Foundation, which manages more than 700 charitable giving funds for families and businesses in King County, is seeing a steady flow of gifts as we approach year-end, including many in the form of appreciated stock. Under current tax law, donations of long-term capital gain assets, such as appreciated stock, generally qualify for a deduction at the fair market value, enabling donors to avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation. This strategy is appealing for two reasons. Stocks, in many cases, have regained value lost in the recession and given the potential of charitable deduction limits in 2013, it may be a tax-wise and generous gift.

Strategies for End-of-Year Giving

The Seattle Foundation advises people making end-of-the-year gifts to consider the following:

Open a donor advised fund If you are concerned about the future of the charitable tax deduction, this may address your fears. A donor advised fund is a charitable giving account that allows you to donate now and secure a deduction for 2012, and make decisions in the future about specific gifts to nonprofits. The money in your donor advised fund is invested and can grow tax-free, as you recommend when and where gifts are made. Donor advised funds are available from community foundations, such as The Seattle Foundation, and some national financial services firms.

“A donor advised fund is the perfect tool for people who want to make a gift by year-end but are uncertain as to how they specifically want their charitable dollars distributed,” said Rice. “It also makes giving much easier, allowing people to focus on their philanthropy free of checkwriting and reporting as we handle all of that.”

Research the nonprofits Seek out organizations that match your specific interests and demonstrate financial health, accountability and transparency, and meaningful impact. People interested in finding organizations and causes to support have a very useful resource in The Seattle Foundation’s website, which offers a directory of more than 1,500 nonprofits serving King County. The site makes available for the first time The Seattle Foundation’s internal evaluations of nonprofit organizations, helping you make the wisest decisions possible with your giving dollars. At the website’s “Giving Center,” you can search nonprofits to find groups that best match your interests by mission, geography, clients served and other criteria. A search of nonprofits for the topic “housing,” for example, can be refined to organizations specifically supporting homeless individuals with special needs on the Eastside.

Make Unrestricted Gifts If you are confident in the health and management of the nonprofit organization, then make an unrestricted gift that will allow it to use the funds where they are most needed. Nonprofits face substantial reductions in government funding and unrestricted gifts to support basic operations, rather than earmarked for individual programs, are critical.

Focus Your Giving: Consider making fewer, larger gifts and focusing your giving in one area. Larger gifts have larger impact, which is important to you as the donor. More targeted giving also enables you to become more focused, passionate and knowledgeable about the causes you care about. And from the recipient’s perspective, keep in mind that nonprofits have transaction and cultivation costs associated with every gift, regardless of size.

Seattle Ranks #1 in Online Giving

Given our region’s standing as a leading technology hub, it’s no surprise that Seattle was #1 in Convio’s annual ranking of the top ten most generous large cities in online donations during 2011, based on per capita giving. The 2011 rankings are based on the almost $1.355 billion in total online donations generated through the Convio online services used by nonprofit organizations across the nation. Seattle held the fourth ranking in 2010. (Note: The Seattle Foundation does not use Convio services.)

This is good news for King County nonprofits, who can expect to see a spike in online gifts in the coming days. Twenty-two percent of all online gifts to charities are made in the last two days of the year, according to Network for Good.

The Seattle Foundation’s web site facilitates online giving to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. It is also the centerpiece of GiveBIG, the day-long online giving campaign held on May 2, 2012 that asked people to visit www.seattlefoundation.org and donate to their favorite nonprofit organizations. People made a total of more than 37,000 online gifts totaling $7.4 million for GiveBIG, and those donations were matched by $800,000 from The Seattle Foundation, local companies and philanthropists. The success of GiveBIG boosted online gifts made through www.seattlefoundation.org to $7.7 million up from $3.6 million in 2011.

“Online giving is growing dramatically here and across the nation,” said Rice. “Donors favor the ease and convenience and it enables people to respond very quickly in times of crisis and national disasters.”

Established in 1946, The Seattle Foundation fosters powerful and rewarding philanthropy to make King County a stronger, more vibrant community for all. It is the oldest and largest community foundation in the region, with more than 1,200 family, business and nonprofit funds and assets of more than $600 million. The Seattle Foundation awards more than $60 million in grants each year. Learn more about the Foundation and visit the Giving Center at www.seattlefoundation.org.

SOURCE The Seattle Foundation

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