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How to Keep Your Top Health Tech Employees Happy

How to Keep Your Top Health Tech Employees Happy
From Recruiter - February 20, 2017

It takes a special kind of person to work in the health IT world. To be successful in the field requires a unique balance of empathy and the drive to keep up with the fast-paced world of technology.

The perks and benefits that motivate health IT employees are often different from the perks and benefits other employees look for. In order to attract and retaintop health tech talent, its important to learn what makes them tickand what keeps them motivated to walk the demanding and rewarding health IT career path.

Recently, my company, HealthITJobs.com, released the2016 Healthcare Information Technology Salary Report. The report shares the most recent survey data regarding benefits and satisfaction in the health IT community. These insights can help employers and HR pros better understand what drives health IT employee satisfaction.

Here are four things you need to do to keep the health industrys tech talent happy:

1. Let Them Do What They Do Best

The majority of our survey respondents (79 percent) said they are either very satisfied or satisfied with their current job. Most are happy with their current roles because they have the opportunity to make a difference.

Giving health IT employees work that theyre proud of makes them more loyal. In fact, a study published in Global Business Review in April 2016 looked at 480 IT professionals across India and found that transformational leadership combined with meaningful work improved commitment to the organization and employee performance. In addition, a survey conducted by Deloittein 2016 found that 88 percent of those who say they will stay with their employer for more than five years feel a sense of purpose.

Have discussions with employees about what they feel they do best and look for ways to help them continuouslyleverage those skills. Track employees industry-specific skills and more general soft skills, and then assign responsibilities accordingly. That way, employees will know they are using their strengths and that their capabilities are being acknowledged.

2. Feed Their Hunger for Knowledge

For many health IT employees, the opportunity to learn new skills is a major contributor to job satisfaction. Help employees keep up with the newest and most exciting technologies and tactics by creatinglearning opportunities for them.



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