Battle of the Benefits: Does Health Insurance or Paid Vacation Matter More When Recruiting Caregivers?

Jan 31, 2018 7:14:00 AM

Today, recruiting Caregivers and CNAs is about offering competitive pay and benefits more than ever before. With more and more companies all hiring from the same limited workforce, the ones with the most attractive offers are coming out on top. Across the country agencies are working to improve their employment packages, but are unsure which areas will give the greatest impact on Caregiver recruitment for their dollar. We asked Caregivers and CNAs which benefits were most important to them in a head-to-head matchup so you can make more informed decisions on where to get the most bang for your buck in improving your Caregiver and CNA recruitment. In our last installment, Battle of Benefits: Does Health Insurance Or A Higher Wage Mean More When Recruiting Caregivers? a higher wage was the clear favorite. This time, we’ll take that same health insurance benefit and compare it side by side with paid vacation time:

recruiting caregivers 

In this battle health insurance comes out on top with 56% of Caregivers and CNAs saying it’s more important to them than paid vacation time. With 22% of Caregivers being single parents, it’s no surprise to find health insurance as a benefit making an impact in home care recruitment. That being said, 44% of respondents said paid vacation time was more important, showing that time off to relax is important for Caregivers and CNAs. Caregiving can be a stressful position, and these results show how valuable time to decompress can be. Finding ways to add these to your existing benefits will draw more interest from job seekers and improve your overall ability to hire Caregivers. 

You can check out the rest of the Battle of the Benefits alongside other Caregiver and CNA 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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