Battle of the Benefits: Does a Higher Wage or Preferred Hours Mean More When Recruiting Caregivers?

Feb 12, 2018 8:14:00 AM

In the current landscape of recruiting Caregivers, pay and benefits play a huge role in your success. Agencies with the most attractive packages are winning out in the war for Caregiver talent. In order to continue to grow their businesses, agencies across the country are raising pay and adding benefits so they can scale their Caregiver recruitment. We asked Caregivers and CNAs which benefits were most important to them in a head-to-head matchup so you can spend your dollars where they will have the biggest impact on your Caregiver, HHA, and CNA recruitment. In our last installment, Battle of the Benefits: Does Paid Sick time or Paid Training Matter More When Recruiting Caregivers?, paid sick time just barely eeked out a victory. This time through we’ll take a look at a earning a higher wage versus getting their preferred hours/shifts.

Recruiting Caregivers


With 57% of the vote, earning a higher wage is more widely desired than getting preferred hours. With average CNA and Caregiver pay rising across the country, agencies who can offer more per hour are going to have an easier job hiring Caregivers, even if they can’t always offer a Caregiver their preferred shift. While cash is king, over 40% of Caregivers and CNAs are still most interested in finding an agency that has hours that best meet their needs. The latest research shows 80% of Caregivers would prefer to work for just one company if they can get the hours they need. That may be rendered a moot point if your agency’s pay is lagging behind, but it could be a boon to Caregiver and CNA recruitment if you’re also competitive in wages.


You can check out the rest of the Battle of the Benefits alongside other home care recruitment insights in our latest trend report, available for full download now.


2018 Caregiver Trend Report: Get Competitive


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Maggie Keen

Written by Maggie Keen

Maggie Keen is Vice President at myCNAjobs and a national caregiver recruitment speaker.

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