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.
Over the last decade, billions of dollars and millions of hours have been invested by organizations across the country to foster greater employee engagement, yet employee disengagement is still at or near an all-time high. Why? Because we’ve been missing a key piece of the engagement puzzle: The employees!
In my experience, many nurse managers don’t spend as much time connecting with their team members as they should. Research from Knowledge@Wharton shows that team members are more engaged when they feel a strong connection with their leader and the organization, but research also shows that leaders think they connect and communicate far more than their employees perceive they do.
We review the top trends shaping the healthcare HR & recruiting industry today, from demand forecasting to the candidate experience and optimized sourcing.
How healthy is your team when it comes to employee engagement? Are you missing warning signs that a disengagement diagnosis is on the horizon? What should your engagement treatment plan be moving forward? Take the Healthcare Employee Engagement Checkup quiz from the book “6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement: Lead & Succeed in a Do-More-With-Less World” by Vicki Hess, RN to find out.
In healthcare human resources and nursing leaders commit to improving workforce engagement and creating positive professional practice environments through leadership synergy, the ability to navigate the complex challenges inherent in today’s healthcare environment is enhanced. Individual and organizational goals are achieved through collaborative coordination that ultimately improves the quality of care for patients, families and the communities we serve.
Why aren’t we getting advice and hearing about millennials from actual millennials? I’m not a speaker by trade, but this is the exact reason I started doing speaking engagements. I get requested for thought leadership forums, interviews, and presentations on the topic of multiple generations in the workplace because I fill this gap — I am a millennial in the workplace.
It’s not enough to simply recognize the importance of nurse engagement. Organizations that leverage the power of a truly engaged workforce are in an optimal position to realize better workforce outcomes, and deliver high-quality care.
The benefits of conducting an employee engagement survey are difficult to ignore. However, to support healthy levels of employee engagement, organizations must put effort into activities outside of the annual engagement survey. Here are five reasons why your healthcare organization’s employee engagement survey efforts are failing, and what you (yes, you!) can and should do about it.
Building a Patient-Centered Workforce™, made of highly-engaged people and teams who endeavor to provide patient-centered care, is crucial to your organization’s success. When patient satisfaction is tied to revenue, your employees’ clinical and behavioral competencies can significantly impact your bottom line.