Looking Beyond Healthcare Experience to Bridge the Healthcare Talent Gap

Healthcare organizations rely on the skills and dedication of their healthcare recruiters to source and acquire their talented pools of clinicians to deliver patient-centered care. While doctors, nurses, and medical assistants are, of course, crucial to the successful operation of any healthcare organization, professional staff, including receptionists, practice managers, administrators, coders, environmental services staff, and more comprise a Patient-Centered Workforce™ — a workforce of highly-engaged people and teams who always endeavor to provide high-quality patient-centered care.

The HealthcareSource Blog — Best of 2016

Over the past 12 months, we’ve offered advice to healthcare recruiters and HR teams, heard from clinical educators and OD professionals, shared customer success stories, commented on the latest industry trends, and hopefully made you smile a time or two. Before we move forward into a new year of blogging about all things healthcare talent management, let’s take a look back at the best of 2016. Visit the HealthcareSource Blog for a recap of this year’s top 10 most popular blog posts based on view count. Enjoy!

5 Millennial Leadership Tips From a Millennial Leader

Why aren’t we getting advice and hearing about millennials from actual millennials? I’m not a speaker by trade, but this is the exact reason I started doing speaking engagements. I get requested for thought leadership forums, interviews, and presentations on the topic of multiple generations in the workplace because I fill this gap — I am a millennial in the workplace.

The Employee Engagement Survey: 5 Reasons Why Your Program Fails

The benefits of conducting an employee engagement survey are difficult to ignore. However, to support healthy levels of employee engagement, organizations must put effort into activities outside of the annual engagement survey. Here are five reasons why your healthcare organization’s employee engagement survey efforts are failing, and what you (yes, you!) can and should do about it.

Why We Should All Start Eating Frogs for the Holidays

As healthcare recruiters and talent acquisition practitioners, we have little time to waste as we are sprinting through our day, wondering which task to tackle next. We often fall into the trap of feeling that the busier we are, the faster we have to move, believing we don’t have a minute to spare to plan our day. But quite the opposite is true: Taking ten minutes to plan and prioritize our day before we begin it, saves us hours of wasted time.

Success at the Symposium: HealthcareSource User Conference Highlighted Innovation & Client Wins

Unable to make it to Talent Symposium 2016? No worries, here’s a recap of this year’s HealthcareSource User Conference. If you’re still feeling like you missed out on something big? Fear not: registration is currently open for Talent Symposium 2017 in Chandler, Arizona. Be sure to take advantage of our early-bird attendee discount ($650 if you register before December 31, 2016), so you can be a part of all of the learning, fun, and growth in 2017!

Q&A with Talent Symposium 2016 Keynote Speaker, Kathy Dempsey

One week from today, Kathy B. Dempsey, President of Keep Shedding! Inc. will take the keynote stage at Talent Symposium 2016 — the annual HealthcareSource User Conference. As a former hospital executive, she strategically led Memorial Health Care System’s organizational development efforts to become one of top 100 hospitals in the country. The fun, interactive session is packed with practical strategies for immediate implementation both on the job and at home.

How Better Learning & Development Habits Build Better Healthcare Teams

I believe the only way to address a challenge at work or in life, is to learn everything about the problem, as well as the potential solutions at hand. It takes effort, determination, and commitment to move from a place of stagnation into a position of a continuous learner actively engaged in creating solutions. But while this work shouldn’t be underestimated, often I find that, when it comes down to it, we are only hindered by our own ability to change personal and team habits.