D.B.A. Baker College (Michigan), 2017.
Specialization: Business administration
The influence of employee heath care benefits on the ability to attract registered nurse applicants to state government
134 pages. UMI #: 19028646
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In an effort to lower operational costs, state government has recently made changes in the employee health care plan offered to state government employees. These changes may have decreased the government’s competitive advantage for attracting registered nurse applicants. The purpose of this study was to explore how recent changes in state government employee health care benefits affect registered nurses’ decisions to work in state government. A qualitative case study research design was used to find 10 registered nurses of various ages, genders, and backgrounds from the southeast region of Michigan. Research questions addressed how employee health care benefits affect registered nurses’ decisions to work in state government, how important employee health care benefits are to registered nurse applicants, and recruitment strategies recruiters should concentrate on to distinguish between current state government’s employee health care benefits and those offered in the nurse labor market. The findings suggest employee health care benefits do not affect registered nurses’ job choices; patient demographics and assigned floor unit positively influence registered nurses’ job choice decisions; and employee health care benefits are important to registered nurses. State government should recruit individuals who express aspirations to work as public health nurses. Understanding this phenomenon may assist in developing an effective strategy for registered nurse recruitment to state government.