Executives in healthcare and other industries are always interested in how to find and develop the next wave of organizational leaders; and both hiring and coaching processes are focused on pinpointing individuals with the right skills. If you think that leaders are born rather than developed, you might rely more heavily on recruitment to find these stars

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Editorial Note: This is a guest blog post written by Boris Hartl, Content Manager for AHA SmartMarket, the new health collaboration platform from the American Hospital Association. For more information, Boris can be reached at bhartl@aha.org.   Hiring better-performing employees who deliver better patient and resident care is an important goal of every healthcare organization.  I’d like

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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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I spent the last 18 months dealing with the complexities of our healthcare system. The interactions included two personal surgeries, a family member’s surgical procedure, two grandmothers passing away, and a son who had allergic reactions to some unknown substance. During this period, I dealt with individuals working in inpatient and outpatient settings, in physician

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Call it what you will: whether they’re judging a book by its cover, acting on a “gut” feeling, or seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, every healthcare recruiter has hired someone without completing their due diligence, at one point or another. Picture yourself in this hypothetical situation: a nursing candidate comes into your office and

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To remain competitive, healthcare organizations need to hire employees who provide a high level of patient- and resident-focused care and who are committed team members. Science-based behavioral assessments can help healthcare organizations choose the right people for the jobs they need to fill and do a better job of managing and developing the people they

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there was a *magical* healthcare organization with hiring managers who LOVED to interview candidates for open positions. They would arise each morning to the song of bluebirds and imagine what excitement each new applicant would bring. Their excitement was driven by their love of structure and consistency

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What if I told you that you could learn valuable talent management lessons from one of the most successful artists in the music industry? What if I told you that this artist was 25-year-old Taylor Swift…? Before you stop reading this article and go all “Kanye” on me, sit tight and let me finish—because sometimes you

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We recently had the opportunity to speak to 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. The first step in creating a

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I think it’s safe to say that the challenge of recruiting and retaining top talent is an initiative for every healthcare organization.  As Baby Boomers begin to retire, Millennials are going to be filling their jobs, and it’s estimated that more than 600,000 registered nurses and 160,000 physicians will retire within the next eight years. There

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