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.

Costly, labor-intensive human capital is a burden on business overhead expenses. For example, hires that don’t work out add additional expenses. A report published by The Center for American Progress states that it costs 20 percent of a worker’s salary to replace that worker. Therefore, an efficient hiring process that secures the right worker who becomes an engaged

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This post is an excerpt from the HealthcareSource and ASHHRA 2013 HR Initiatives Survey white paper. In this white paper, we reveal what your peers in long-term care identified as their top HR initiatives to reduce costs, and improve resident satisfaction and safety. Download our 2013 HR Initiatives Survey white paper to learn the survey results, along with insights from

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Protecting the health of residents is the primary focus of long-term care communities. Nursing staff are carefully trained to attend to all aspects of residents’ physical well-being, and the hiring process generally focuses on the candidate’s specific caregiving skills and experience. One element of residents’ health that needs to be kept in mind during the

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The Magnet Recognition Program® focuses on developing and maintaining a culture that’s committed to excellence in nursing. Hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition® constantly strive for excellence in nursing standards and practice with the support of their learning management and education teams. Conversations with several HealthcareSource clients from hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition revealed that a close partnership

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The Magnet Recognition Program focuses on different “forces of magnetism” that drive nursing excellence. One of the key forces is Structural Empowerment, which means that effective performance management should drive high nursing standards. In the area of Professional Development, organizations with ANCC Magnet Recognition® strive to provide nurses with timely performance reviews and to set professional

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Last week, we hosted our annual HealthcareSource User Conference – Talent Outcomes in Boston, MA, The conference was a huge success with nearly 200 customer attendees and partners who enjoyed three days of fun, learning, and networking. The theme of the conference this year was HR Excellence and how HR influences the patient experience. Our

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Trends in Healthcare IT Hiring

Healthcare hiring is on the rise in all industry areas, but the IT sector faces several specific challenges. According to the Annual 2013 HIMSS Leadership Survey, more than three quarters of major healthcare providers outsource part or all of their IT services. This can lead to worker shortages that impact quality of care and profitability. As

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This post is an excerpt from our white paper, Attention Healthcare Performance & Learning Management Professionals: How Satisfied Are Your Internal Customers? Healthcare HR and learning teams serve many people throughout their organizations, from senior leaders to hiring managers and employees, and it can be challenging to support so many internal stakeholders. Download our free white paper to learn how performance and

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with two of our 2013 Talent Outcomes User Conference presenters, Frederick Morgeson, Ph.D. Professor of Management, Michigan State University, and David Szary, founder of LEAN Human Capital and the Recruiter Academy. In the presentation “Will They Stay or Will They Go Now? Understanding Turnover in Organizations,” Dr. Morgeson

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[SlideShare] 10 Healthcare HR Excellence Quotes

We have wonderful clients who are striving to achieve excellence through their HR initiatives — whether it’s hiring for cultural fit, educating hiring managers on how to interview more effectively, implementing improved performance appraisal processes, working with teams outside of HR to achieve Magnet status, boosting HCAHPS scores or contributing multiple patient-centered care initiatives. Here

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