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.

For the past few years,HealthcareSource has conducted the HR Initiatives Survey in conjunction with the American Society ofHealthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) to determine what the top HR initiatives are for the year. The survey deadline of June 30, 2014 is quickly approaching so participate today! All you have to do is answer 5 multiple-choice questions about your plans

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This post is an excerpt from our latest white paper, 7 Questions for Selecting the Right Applicant Tracking System. In this white paper, we share 7 questions designed to guide healthcare organizations like yours, through the process of selecting the right Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for your organization as well as a Vendor Selection Checklist.  In this

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This post is an excerpt from our white paper, Learn From Your Peers: 5 Best Practices for Implementing a Learning Management System. This white paper summarizes conversations with several organizational development professionals and learning management administrators from Baptist Health, Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Caron Treatment Centers, Crouse Hospital, and Kennedy Health System who recently implemented a new learning

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This post is an excerpt from our white paper, Becoming a Best Place to Work Organization: Recruiting & Retention Strategies for Healthcare.This white paper summarizes conversations with several Best Place to Work organizations and highlights how Human Resources plays a central role in contributing to a Best Place to Work environment through recruiting and retention strategies.

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This post is an excerpt from our white paper, 2014 HR & Nursing Excellence Survey Results & Insights: How Talent & Learning Management Impact Nursing Excellence. In this white paper, you’ll learn the results of the HealthcareSource HR & Nursing Excellence Survey and how hiring, performance management, and learning initiatives impact nursing excellence.

Survey Data Reveals Disconnect and Collaboration Between HR and Nursing  In healthcare, you’ll often hear the term “Journey to Excellence”, which could refer to the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award framework, the quest for ANCC Magnet Recognition®, or it could be adopted as a hospital’s unique initiative to improve patient satisfaction and patient outcomes. I think

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In healthcare, caregivers and administrators are busy around the clock ensuring that patients receive quality care. However, taking the time to properly manage and complete¬†the performance appraisal process is essential for maintaining employee engagement, satisfaction, and compliance with regulatory bodies. If your organization relies on a manual performance management process or you’re transitioning from one

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According to our recent survey on how HR and learning management best practices impact nursing excellence, 54% of healthcare organizations rely on a learning management system to offer more professional development opportunities to their nurses. However, the other 46% are either not using their system effectively or they’re still relying on a manual process to

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Employee Engagement Drives Quality Patient Care

Improving patient care has always been a healthcare priority, but outcomes are now tied directly to the bottom line. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) takes into account quality care and patient satisfaction measures to determine how much they will reimburse eligible providers. Interactions between healthcare employees and patients can often determine the patient

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It’s been a fascinating year to be a part of the long-term care industry. The industry continues to evolve due to the changing government regulations, the widening skills gap, and an increasing elder population. We believe the top four biggest issues driving the hiring trends in long-term care are: 1. Increasing numbers of High Acuity

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