Written by Rachel Cross

Recruitment strategies focus on the link between physician burnout and culture fit.

A recent LinkedIn study shows some powerful results for corporate America: 70% of U.S. professionals would not work at a leading company if it meant they had to tolerate a bad workplace culture, and 65% of them would prefer lower salaries over dealing with a negative workplace environment.

Hospitals are no different. Physician burnout rates are higher than ever before, and according to the Medscape National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018, it is not because they are unhappy with their compensation.

Compensation was only fifth on the list of burnout contributors, while factors that can be attributed to an organization’s culture — spending too many hours at work or feeling a lack of respect from one’s employer and/or colleagues — were ranked considerably higher.