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How to attract the top nursing talent

With demand for nurses greater than ever, what can employers do to attract and retain the best talent?
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Today, demand for nurses is greater than ever, driven in large part by an unparalleled and unprecedented ageing of the population on a global scale.

According to the UN, the number of people in the world aged 60 or older is expected to more than double by 2050, exceeding 2 billion.

These are not easy roles to fill. NHS data shows that there are more than 23,443 nursing vacancies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, equivalent to 9% of the workforce. The Office for National Statistics reports that these openings increased by 50% from 2013 to 2015.

The global demand for nurses is reflected in job website Indeed's data too: registered nurse roles are the number one most in-demand role on Indeed’s UK website.

Indeed's recent report

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