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The 2.1M Healthcare Job Problem

The 2.1M Healthcare Job Problem

Demand for healthcare is accelerating worldwide

Due to the unprecedented global pandemic COVID-19, burnout, baby boomers aging, longer life expectancy and better management of chronic disease, new and vacant “higher demand” healthcare jobs are growing at 5.14% CAGR from 1.3M to 2.1M positions by 2026. (6.6% vacancy rate annually).


Healthcare recruitment is extremely difficult due to:

  • Lack of qualified candidates
  • New graduates finding jobs immediately
  • Retiring talent
  • Longer time to hire
  • Poor employer branding
  • Hiring for rural areas
  • Diversity issues
  • Cost
  • Burnout
  • Poor working conditions

Read more about these factors here:

Impact on the healthcare system:

  • Patients struggle to access care.
  • The average wait time to see a family doctor in person is 7 days in Canada and 20 days in the US.
  • 68% of Canadians skip seeing a doctor due to long wait times and other barriers.

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is upon us in Canada, USA and other parts globally, placing a great strain on frontline healthcare workers.

Burnout is a huge problem experienced by healthcare workers in the healthcare system across Canada, United States & globally especially now during the pandemic. Therefore recruiting healthcare workers such as nurses, doctors, healthcare aides etc is a priority for many healthcare organizations, hospitals, long term care facilities and clinics.

Read more about nurse burnout here:

How does help recruit healthcare workers?

Unlike traditional job boards, dose not take employer ads and “List It and Forget It”, instead delivers a proactive service as follows:

1. Healthcare Centric Employment Platform

2. Brand Boost ... 

HJH has developed systems to deliver social, blogging, influencer and content publishing strategies via an omni-channel approach to feature healthcare employers and job marketing across the internet, not just a single job board website. 

3.Career Matching Intelligence (C.M.I.) ... 

HJH systems take a proactive approach and pre-qualifies candidates to identify them immediately vs. a sedentary approach that simply forwards the information from anyone that happens to view the ad & click [Apply]... 

4. Advanced Data and Analytics - to measure performance & trends Brand Boost combined with our Career Matching Intelligence (C.M.I.) is how we pre-qualify targeted candidates for our job ads.

Healthcare employers need a trusted platform that delivers fewer applicants with more highly-qualified candidates. As a global company that integrates locally, has seen success connecting healthcare employers and job seekers. The future of healthcare recruitment marketing is here. How can we help you?

Written by:

Prasanthi  | Founder of