Evaluate the size, shape and distribution of your health care employee workforce

Hospitals and health systems are in the midst of an ongoing workforce crisis

Health care organizations continue to struggle with high turnover, employee burnout, wage pressure and other recruitment and retention challenges – all of which have driven up the cost of labor and increased the competition for talent.

Utilizing data from SullivanCotter’s 2022 Workforce Metrics Benchmark Survey – which includes information on 10 job families, 6 career level stages, and 3 demographic groupings – organizations can reevaluate their employee workforce planning and distribution efforts to help offset rising costs and create a more sustainable workforce architecture.

View a highlight of this year’s results, including insight into:

Workforce Size

  • While the overall health care workforce has increased modestly between 1.9% and 2.6%, headcount growth for managers, leaders and executives is far outpacing that of individual contributors.
  • Nearly 70% of participants have formally reviewed, or expect to review, the size, structure and/or management spans of control of their executive groups

Workforce Cost

  • Year-over-year comparisons suggest that base payroll has gone up almost 10% from 2021 to 2022 with 7.1% not attributable to headcount increases.
  • For the average participating organization with an annual base payroll expense of $1.6 billion, this has added almost $115 million dollars to the bottom.

Looking for more? The 2022 survey report is available for purchase.

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