Battle of the Benefits: Does Paid Sick Time or Paid Training Matter More When Recruiting Caregivers?

Feb 5, 2018 7:14:00 AM

More than ever, recruiting Caregivers relies on a backbone of competitive pay and benefits. Without an attractive offer, other competitors are going to win out in the war for talent. In order to have successful Caregiver recruitment efforts, agencies across the country are taking a new look at their pay and benefits to find places where they can improve their offering. We asked Caregivers and CNAs which benefits were most important to them in a head-to-head matchup so you can know where to invest your Caregiver recruiting dollars to get the best return. Our last installment Battle of the Benefits: Does Health Insurance or Paid Vacation Time Matter More When Recruiting Caregivers?, health insurance was a more desirable benefit. Now we’ll take a look at paid sick time versus paid training to see which one Caregivers said was more important.


Paid sick time just barely came in higher at 51% to 49% of paid training. With only a 2% difference, it’s safe to say the interest in these benefits is very similar. It’s easy to see the appeal of paid sick time. With 24% of Caregivers reporting they aren’t making enough to stay in the industry, knowing they have paid sick days can go a long way in making them feel more secure as a Caregiver. If your agency is able to offer paid sick days, it’s going to have a positive impact on your results when hiring CNAs and Caregivers. As we talked about in our previous post One Tip to Make Your Training A Caregiver Recruitment Tool, paid training opportunities mean a lot to Caregivers and CNAs. With 44% of workers citing a lack of training opportunities as the reason they left their last job, any agency who offers training will fare better in Caregiver, HHA, and CNA recruitment. 

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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