NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of nurse leaders released today by the Bernard Hodes Group, found that in just four years the number of nurse leaders retiring will begin to escalate, with 75% of current nurse leaders planning to retire by 2020. In addition, by 2020, the respondents believe that slightly more than half of their nursing employees will also be retiring. The survey of 980 nurse leaders from every state and Canada found that in just four years, by 2010, approximately 20% of the nurse leaders will have retired and 35% of the nursing employees with substantially fewer nurse leaders and nursing employees available as replacement workers. The survey was conducted to provide an overview of programs and strategies currently used by a small percentage of health care organizations to retain their aging workforce. "In order to replace those who are retiring, it will be necessary to bolster recruitment and hiring efforts and retention of nurse leaders and nursing employees," said Karen Hart, Senior Vice President, Health Care Division. "We believe if targeted solutions could be implemented, the loss of nurse leaders and nursing employees could be alleviated." While nurses are retiring at a rapid rate, only a few of the health care organizations have implemented these solutions to assist in the recruitment and retention of nurses: * Implementation of lift teams (22%) * Redesigned roles for mature nurses (24%) * Formal succession planning (9%) About Bernard Hodes Group As a fully integrated talent solutions provider, Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com) offers solutions that often combine multiple service offerings from the Company's core competency areas: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing/Response Management; Hiring Process Re-engineering; and Staffing Technology (see http://www.hodesiQ.com). All solutions are developed and measured within the company's 360-degree process methodology. The company's Health Care Division is staffed by RNs with clinical, managerial and recruiting experience. In addition, Bernard Hodes Group has health care strategists in many of its offices nationwide. The company is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe. Bernard Hodes Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group, Inc., (NYSE - OMC), one of the world's leading marketing communications companies. Bernard Hodes Group serves thousands of clients in virtually every industry, helping them to attract and retain talented workers in every skill set.
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