Employee Engagement: The First 90 Days

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The first 90 days for a new hire are crucial for employee engagement. Candidates join your organization because they’re excited about your opportunity, and a good employee engagement strategy will build on that excitement from day one.

A new study by Medscape takes aim at a growing issue — nurses and job satisfaction. Not surprisingly, nurses who earn more display higher levels of overall job satisfaction — but there are other important takeaways from this research.

Healthcare employees often feel overworked and underappreciated, which can have a negative effect on patient care and satisfaction. In healthcare it is absolutely essential to establish and nurture a culture of employee engagement. The Advisory Board Company found that 20% of all hospital employees are either disengaged or ambivalent, while 40% are merely content. When lives are on the

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Engaged employees are more committed to, and enthusiastic about working at, your organization. They will go the extra mile to provide great quality care, while disengaged employees may do the bare minimum just to get through the day. When 85% of engaged employees display a genuinely caring attitude toward patients, while only 38% of disengaged

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Finding — and keeping — top talent is challenging in today’s competitive job market, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Strong marketing and social media campaigns that express your organization’s culture and mission can make recruiting and retaining talent a lot easier. As your brand becomes stronger and more recognizable, potential employees (and even customers)

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The only constant in healthcare is change. To facilitate organizational change — leaders need to take a step back and realize where change really begins: your people. As the CEO of a healthcare talent management solution provider, I regularly discuss organizational development and talent management strategies with healthcare leaders.  From these conversations, I’ve gathered the

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Before I started working in healthcare I’d always felt very strongly that I never wanted to work in healthcare. Please don’t misunderstand me, I’ve always had a great amount of respect for the field and those who work in it. My mother is an R.N., my sister is an R.N., and my grandmother was a nurse

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It’s always easier to write about something that you’re actually interested in — something that you enjoy. I’ve come to the conclusion that if you try hard enough, you can uncover talent management lessons in the most unexpected places… like through the birth of the royal baby.  In case you’ve been living under a rock

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The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) annual celebration of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends on May 12 (in observance of Florence Nightingale’s birthday), recognizes the millions of nurses who make up the backbone of the American healthcare system. It’s meant to be a week that we all stop and reflect upon all of the hard

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In healthcare, employees who feel engaged with their work are more likely to provide quality care. Many healthcare organizations are finding that positive coaching is an effective way to increase employee engagement and increase quality care. Rather than relying on one annual performance review, more and more organizations are moving to a model where managers

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