Since a long time, the healthcare sector has been suffering from talent shortages, and this has only got worse in recent weeks.
Shortage of nursing personnel due to Covid-19 has caused an increase of 18% in the number of vacancies in the healthcare sector in the past six weeks, compared to the same period last year.
But the healthcare sector is obviously more than just nursing staff. Our Belgian population is ageing: no less than 1 in 5 is over 65 and, according to the Federal Planning Bureau, this percentage will increase to 26% in 2050. The need for (home) care will therefore increase even more.
The future of healthcare implies that companies will have to invest more in unconventional ways, such as new digital and automated home care systems. Investing in 'agile human capital' such as research & development specialists, innovation managers and commercial leaders is essential to prepare for the future.
We asked Julide Tunali, Senior Manager in the Engineering & Supply Chain - Healthcare & Life Sciences division at recruitment specialist Robert Walters, what the future of the healthcare sector holds, and more specifically why innovative talent is essential to guarantee efficient home care in the future.
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