About The Editorial Staff

The Editorial Staff is a team of writers with a passion for helping healthcare organizations manage their biggest and most important investment: their employees.

Given the changes occurring in healthcare, including mergers and acquisitions and the shift towards a wellness-based business model, processes must become more standardized and efficient. The key question is how to optimize processes and reinvent what is done in the new healthcare environment. When setting out to accomplish strategic goals, one thing remains constant — your

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Finding — and keeping — top talent is challenging in today’s competitive job market, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Strong marketing and social media campaigns that express your organization’s culture and mission can make recruiting and retaining talent a lot easier. As your brand becomes stronger and more recognizable, potential employees (and even customers)

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The healthcare industry today is facing changes that bring challenges. With change, however, comes an opportunity for growth, as well as an opportunity to delivery better patient care. Healthcare providers will need employees who are committed to patient-centered care, can work well in a consumer driven, transactional model, and embrace new technology. At HealthcareSource, our

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The only constant in healthcare is change. To facilitate organizational change — leaders need to take a step back and realize where change really begins: your people. As the CEO of a healthcare talent management solution provider, I regularly discuss organizational development and talent management strategies with healthcare leaders.  From these conversations, I’ve gathered the

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The interview process is not black and white for any industry, but interviewing in healthcare is especially complex. Multiple facilities, a wide range of positions to fill, three shifts, strict HR compliance regulations, high turnover, and common interview mistakes are just some of the factors that contribute to the challenging world of hiring in healthcare.

Providing quality healthcare to patients depends on engaged employees. Communicating to employees how much their work is valued is an important but often overlooked way to maintain high levels of workforce satisfaction. Interacting with patients is very rewarding; however, the intense nature of the work can be very stressful. In addition, as insurance reimbursement assumes

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The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) annual celebration of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends on May 12 (in observance of Florence Nightingale’s birthday), recognizes the millions of nurses who make up the backbone of the American healthcare system. It’s meant to be a week that we all stop and reflect upon all of the hard

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In healthcare, employees who feel engaged with their work are more likely to provide quality care. Many healthcare organizations are finding that positive coaching is an effective way to increase employee engagement and increase quality care. Rather than relying on one annual performance review, more and more organizations are moving to a model where managers

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Employee turnover is a costly reality in healthcare. Experts estimate that for each percentage increase in annual nurse turnover, an average hospital faces losses of $300,000 per year. With healthcare occupations expected to grow dramatically to meet future demands, turnover isn’t likely to go away on its own anytime soon. In response, healthcare organizations must

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Reference checking is an integral part of the hiring process. But let’s face it, the information shared about a candidate during a reference call is often highly superficial, the process is time consuming (increasing time to fill), and come on, who likes playing phone tag? No one, that’s who. But not to worry — there’s a better

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