It has been over a year since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S., and vaccines are now being distributed widely, with 304 million doses administered across the country to date. Vaccine distribution is key to ending the pandemic, but the impact of the virus continues to be felt in nearly every industry, but especially in healthcare, with nurses on the front lines as our heroes treating patients and containing the spread of the infectious disease.

Healthcare caregivers are, and have been, operating 24/7 under stressful circumstances, working to prioritize patient care and the wellbeing of all employees. While the number of COVID-19 deaths and cases is on the decline, the lasting shifts continue to be apparent in healthcare organizations as they work to recruit and hire the best healthcare talent. According to Jobvite’s 2020 Recruiter Nation report, 26% of recruiters have reported hiring is happening rapidly at healthcare organizations, whereas 37% have reported headcount and hiring have both been reduced. These inconsistencies showcase the rapidly changing needs of individual healthcare organizations. While every hospital is different, there have been several hiring trends that have come to the forefront that nurses should be aware of.

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