Organizational Goals: A Proven Path to Increasing Employee Engagement

Posted by HealthcareSource Team

September 15, 2014 at 3:56 PM

We recently had an opportunity to speak with Vicki Hess, RN, MS, CSP who is a leading expert on employee engagement in the healthcare sector. In this two-part blog series, we’ll learn more about ways that HR and learning and development can build a culture of engagement within their organizations.

Employee engagement is a popular topic in healthcare, but HR teams can’t just decide one day that they are going to create a culture of engagement. According to Vicki Hess, “Employee engagement shouldn’t be promoted as the ‘flavor of the month.’ Instead, it’s more effective to integrate techniques that will boost employee engagement into the organization’s existing processes, technologies, and systems.”

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Topics: Talent Symposium, eLearning and Professional Development

[INFOGRAPHIC] Top Healthcare Talent Management Objectives & Challenges

Posted by HealthcareSource Team

August 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Today, we announced the key results from our fifth annual Healthcare HR Initiatives SurveyThe survey objective is to understand how healthcare talent management professionals are addressing three strategic goals: reducing costs, and improving patient safety and satisfaction. The nationwide survey conducted online from May 15 to June 30, 2014, garnered responses from over 500 healthcare professional and the results were presented during a live webinar event

This infographic breaks down the data and shows how healthcare organizations plan to achieve their initiatives despite insufficient systems and limited budgets. Check it out!

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Topics: Healthcare HR Initiatives

10 Reasons Why You Absolutely Must Attend HealthcareSource Talent Symposium

Posted by Andrea Chadis

August 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM

This is a guest blog by Andrea Chadis, Events Manager at HealthcareSource. Andrea is the “one-woman-show” running all HealthcareSource events, including tradeshows, user groups, and the annual user conference. She the driving force behind our customer programs including the Talent-in-Talent™ Award, Sweets for Completes, and Refer-a-Friend.  Connect with Andrea on LinkedIn

Get your party pants ready and put your thinking caps on, because we’re headed to VEGAS this November for Talent Symposium 2014 — The HealthcareSource & NetLearning Annual User Conference. The final countdown is on with less than three months until show time, and as the event manager, my blood pressure is increasing by the day.

Every year the conference brings together hundreds of Healthcare HR, Organizational Development, and Education professionals for learning, networking, and tons of FUN. If you haven’t registered yet, you need to — right now. It’s a sure bet, you won’t be taking a gamble when you go ALL IN for Talent Symposium 2014. Seriously though, you’re not going to want to miss this — check out my list of the top 10 reasons you absolutely HAVE to attend:


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Topics: Talent Symposium, HealthcareSource Employee Blogging Program

"Market Basket Strong" — This Is What Employee Engagement Looks Like

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP

August 18, 2014 at 9:16 AM

This is a contributed guest post by Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLPSharlyn is the founder of the popular HR Bartender blog that has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 Business Blogs Worth the Read" by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a "Top 25 Must-Read Blog for Employers." She is also president of ITM Group, Inc., a training company focused on developing programs to engage talent in the workplace, and serves as a board member of The Workforce Institute™ at Kronos Incorporated

If you haven’t been paying attention to the drama going on at Market Basket, you should. It’s a living, breathing case study about employee engagement and its impact on the business.

Market Basket is a chain of 71 supermarkets located in the Northeast U.S. According to Wikipedia, their primary competitors are Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. They were founded by the Demoulas family, who still owns the company today. Market Basket employs approximately 25,000 people and annual revenue is around $4B.

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Topics: Contributed Guest Post

Why It's Time To Reconsider Your Reference Checking Process

Posted by Rachel Weeks

July 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

This is a guest blog by Rachel Weeks, Director of Marketing at HealthcareSource. Rachel leads the team responsible for demand generation, corporate communications and marketing operations, and has extensive experience working with recruiters to build successful teams.  Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.  

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, HealthcareSource Employee Blogging Program

43 Real Things Customers LOVE About HealthcareSource

Posted by HealthcareSource Team

July 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Healthcare is all we do. And with more than 2,300 healthcare organizations using our solutions every day, we do it better than anyone else. Really, we do! We have data to back it up!  With 96% customer satisfaction and retention, we proudly list our customers, who have chosen HealthcareSource to help them improve their recruitment processes and increase retention. We consistently earn high marks for client satisfaction and retention. KLAS Research recently named HealthcareSource a category leader for Talent Management for the third consecutive year. These scores are based on real end user surveys, not an analyst's opinion — proof that our commitment to a culture of client satisfaction and engagement translates into real, measurable results, and VERY happy customers!  

Check out what some of our customers have to say about our products and customer service: 

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Topics: Customer Story

4 Do’s & Don’ts of Healthcare Staff Background Checks

Posted by Bryan Barajas

July 3, 2014 at 4:12 PM

This is a guest blog by Bryan Barajas, Marketing Director at PreCheck — a HealthcareSource Certified Integration PartnerPreCheck has helped healthcare employers improve patient safety through comprehensive background screening and employment qualification services since 1993. PreCheck offers a full suite of background screening, compliance, and credentialing solutions designed to help healthcare organizations adhere to the complex regulations governing the industry. Connect with Bryan on LinkedIn

We know that quality of patient care is highly dependent on the performance of a hospital’s staff members. Not only can a bad hire be detrimental to patient safety, but it can also affect a hospital’s reputation as well. That’s why recruiting and screening for the most qualified talent is more critical than ever in 2014 and beyond. The following are four recommended “do’s and don’ts” to ensure that your organization is running the right types of background checks while keeping your hiring process efficient.

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, Partner Blogging Program

What Are You Waiting For? Take the HR Initiatives Survey Now!

Posted by HealthcareSource Team

June 23, 2014 at 6:10 PM

hrinitiatives2For 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 to reduce costs, improve patient safety, and increase patient satisfaction and you'll be entered to win your choice of an ASHHRA Conference Pass or a HealthcareSource User Conference Pass!*

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Topics: Healthcare HR Initiatives

3 Strategies to Help You Better Manage the ICD-10 Delay

Posted by Valerie Granuzzo

June 12, 2014 at 8:19 AM

This is a guest blog by Valerie Granuzzo, Associate Marketing Manager of the HealthcareSource eLearning Library Group at HealthcareSource. Valerie is responsible for the development of our educational webinars and marketing programs pertaining to courseware. Connect with Valerie on LinkedIn

Recently, we were fortunate enough to host an educational webinar about ICD-10 with two of the HIM industry’s biggest thought leaders – Angie Comfort and Brigid Flood, both from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). With more than 25 years of experience between them, it’s safe to say that they know a thing or two about ICD-10. 

Here are a three strategies they recommended for how healthcare organizations can make the most of this extra year to manage the ICD-10 delay:

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Topics: eLearning and Professional Development, HealthcareSource Employee Blogging Program

5 Ways Recruiters & Hiring Managers Can Work Together More Efficiently

Posted by Rachel Weeks

June 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM

This is a guest blog by Rachel Weeks, Director of Marketing at HealthcareSource. Rachel leads the team responsible for demand generation, corporate communications and marketing operations, and has extensive experience working with recruiters to build successful teams.  Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.  

Hiring managers typically have an ideal profile for the positions they are looking to fill. Candidate has the necessary skills for the position – check. Their personality fits with the rest of the team – check. He or she can fill gaps that exist in other functions – check.  I like this person and I can envision spending time with him or her every day – check.

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, HealthcareSource Employee Blogging Program