As a Senior Director here at myCNAjobs I have the pleasure of talking with agency owners and recruiters from all across the country. One of the biggest questions I hear is “What do you see happening in my market?” While there are trends and challenges that spread nationwide, it is true that each market is unique. While doing a webinar on Hiring CNAs in Chicago, I picked out a few interesting pieces of information on Chicago Caregiver recruitment.
Over half the market is uncertified
60% of Caregivers are uncertified and looking for companion work. If your agency is only hiring CNAs for cases that could be handled by an uncertified worker, you may be cutting out a large portion of your market.
40% of Caregivers have less than 1 year of experience
An experienced Caregiver is always a great thing to have, but if you have a high experience requirement you may be missing out on a ton of great Caregivers near you! We’ve seen lots of agencies develop training programs to capture new Caregivers and help them learn to be the best employees they can be!
43% of Caregivers don’t have a car
Nearly half the Caregiver market in Chicago doesn’t have a car. Since much of the Chicago area has good public transportation, we see agencies in the area who don’t require all of their Caregivers to drive having better success.
If you want to see more insights for Hiring Caregivers in Chicago, be sure to watch the Chicago Recruitment Trends Webinar Replay. You can also learn more about how our recruitment resources are helping agencies in your area here.
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