Most home care agency owners view caregiver shortages as the #1 threat to their agency’s growth. Understanding what caregivers look for in a job can help you to sidestep the caregiver shortage crisis.
At Home Care Pulse, we talk to a lot of caregivers. We survey over 17,000 home care clients and caregivers every month to learn about their experiences. One major focus of our caregiver surveys is to understand why they accepted a job at the agency they’re currently with.
It’s important for agencies to understand what caregivers are look for in a job, as most home care owners currently regard caregiver shortages as the leading threat to their growth. As you work to make your recruitment and retention strategies as effective as possible, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what caregivers look for in a job and why they choose your agency.
According to surveys of over 40,000 caregivers in 2017 as part of the 2018 Home Care Benchmarking Study, these are the top five reasons why caregivers chose to work for the agencies they did.