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.
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.
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.
A sense of place is actually a fairly common phrase used in geography, landscape design, and interior design. It refers to the idea of creating something special and unique where people feel that they belong, perhaps to something greater than themselves.
There’s a shift coming in healthcare — and I’m not talking about the changes upon changes to government regulations, payment structures, and clinical care models. The shift I’m referring to is the shift that will affect each and every person in your healthcare organization whether they know it or not. As Boomers adjust to retired
In today’s society, people are often praised for the amount of time they put in at work. Those who do not eat or sleep are viewed as “dedicated” or “driven,” making these unhealthy habits seem like lofty goals for their peers aspiring to move up the clinical career ladder.
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