Summer has begun and healthcare organizations’ clinicians will be taking their much-needed time off in the coming weeks. To comply with patient-staffing ratios and uphold your standards of care, healthcare organizations need to ensure shift coverage when employees are out on vacation. If you don’t plan ahead, managing shift coverage can be a nightmare. Find out what you can do.
Employee turnover not only has a significant impact on patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes; it also comes at a high price. It is estimated that every percentage point increase in nurse turnover costs an average hospital about $300,000 annually. So how do you keep these sought-after RNs from seeking employment elsewhere? By making it desirable to stay. Here are four proactive measures for healthcare talent management professionals to consider adopting to recruit and retain engaged nurses who love their job and stay long term.