Healthcare executives are more intense in both their search for a new job and their exploration of new job possibilities than executives in other industries, according to a researcher at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
John Boudreau, a professor at Cornell's center for advanced human resources studies, based his findings on the center's recent 71-question survey of about 1,400 executives from a variety of industries.
More than 75% of the respondents had initiated preliminary job exploration activities, such as scanning the want ads or updating their resumes. More than 58% had begun actively looking for a new job, doing things like sending resumes or going on a job interview.
The level of job search activities didn't vary by industry with the exception of healthcare, where the intensity in search activities by executives was "over and above" that of executives in other fields, Mr. Boudreau said.
Specific figures for healthcare executives, however, weren't available.