New Study of Physical Therapists Reveals Surprising Job Perspectives and Employment Preferences
(CRANBERRY) July 30, 2012 - Employee communications research firm Peer Group US, a division of CKR Interactive, has released major findings from the 2012 National Physical Therapist Survey, which explores the job perspectives and employment preferences of today’s physical therapist population.
The survey, executed in partnership with healthcare marketing firm Katon Direct, was conducted online May 8 through May 31, 2012. The two firms were motivated by a lack of existing research regarding physical therapists, such as their willingness to change jobs, preferred employer attributes, media habits and job search behaviors.
“There’s a wealth of available data regarding the physical therapist shortage and its related issues,” notes Peer Group US Director Kendra Van Nostran. “But there wasn’t much in terms of what matters to physical therapists regarding their work experience--information that is crucial to employers seeking to recruit and retain PTs.”
Among the survey’s major findings:
Katon Direct Managing Director Marc Weissman observes, “The survey results reinforce Katon Direct’s strategies for healthcare companies recruiting hard-to-find healthcare professionals, such as physical therapists. If you’re going to be effective in connecting with this talent, you need to focus on direct marketing and sourcing strategies.”
More than 300 physical therapists from across the country completed the survey. Employers can review the 2012 National Physical Therapist Survey Fact Sheet for additional information. Download the fact sheet here: http://peergroupus.com/portfolio/2012ptsurvey/
Or contact: Kendra Van Nostran Peer Group US (408) 517-1400
About Peer Group US: Peer Group US is a division of global recruitment marketing agency CKR Interactive that helps employers solve their most challenging workforce communication issues through custom research and consultation. Located in the Bay Area, Peer Group US leverages its expertise across custom primary research, employer brand consulting and Employer Value Proposition (EVP) program development to guide clients across all industries in their efforts to improve communications with current and prospective employees. In addition, global client needs are met by the research division’s affiliation with Peer Group in the United Kingdom.
About CKR Interactive: Founded in 2001, CKR Interactive is a global recruitment marketing agency delivering comprehensive services to today’s employers. Focusing on interactive solutions, the firm’s areas of expertise also include research and planning, creative development and marketing communications. U.S. offices are based throughout California, New York, Ohio and Florida. The award-winning agency’s growing list of clients represents a range of industries, including healthcare, biotech, information technology, government, energy, finance/banking and hospitality.
About Katon Direct: Katon Direct is the foremost provider of personalized micro-marketing solutions that build relationships with healthcare professionals. Whether working with agencies or healthcare organizations, a single hospital or a nationwide chain, Katon Direct is a trusted partner that’s committed to the client’s goals and success. Katon Direct enables clients to form personal relationships with their prospects of interest by facilitating multiple conversations in unique and personal ways. Combining the largest, most trusted database of licensed healthcare professionals with a suite of personalized communications, Katon Direct forges powerful bonds of trust between an employer and potential employees. Even though Katon Direct excels at developing special connections between clients and their prospects, the firm is measured by its invisibility. All campaigns, creative, and copy are completely branded to the client.