6 Healthcare Employee Engagement Trends for 2018

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Don’t let a lack of employee engagement negatively impact the quality of care your organization provides. Improve patient care and retention by trying out these trends for 2018.

The new year holds a number of challenges for healthcare talent management professionals. Find out which 3 key focus areas can help you reach organizational success.

Creating a Powerful Employee Referral Network

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The saying goes that it’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know. And when it comes to getting hired, well, we’ve found that there’s some truth to that. Employee referrals continue to be the top source of hires for employers nationwide, accounting for more than 30 percent of overall hires in 2016.

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The last thing you want is for a new hire to leave because the fit isn’t right. Behavioral assessments can give you the insights not just to hire well, but also to create plans to retain and engage employees. Learn more.

Eighty-three percent of organizations recognize their need to develop leaders, but only 5 percent have implemented a holistic plan to do so. Amazingly, 25 percent of companies have no succession plan in place for more than 90 percent of their critical leaders. And healthcare leadership is no exception. In fact, for healthcare organizations, it’s worse. Staffing shortages and shifting expectations have made the problem all the harder to address. The call-to-action is clear: Develop a pipeline of new healthcare leaders or prepare for a serious dearth of qualified leadership in the healthcare industry. What will the healthcare industry look like if the current leadership fails to heed this call?

When you and your team begin to focus on the four key high-performance work practices, you’ll increase employee engagement, improving patient outcomes and safety. Find out how.

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.

Even though there are more than 4 million active nurses in the U.S., healthcare organizations are challenged to fill nurse leadership roles. Nurses need a way to gain the higher levels of education and training required to assume these more demanding leadership positions. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has risen to that challenge. Find out what your organization could do, too.

The Nurse Engagement Toolkit

Nurses Week is a great time to examine if your organization is doing all it can to create an environment where nurses want to work, thrive, and grow their careers. Our Nurse Engagement Toolkit gives healthcare talent management professionals resources for creating a culture and employer brand that will help you continue to attract, source, align, and develop highly engaged nursing teams.