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
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
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)
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
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
If you don’t know the name Olivia Pope, or have never seen the show Scandal, let me just tell you that you are wasting your time on Thursday nights. For those of you who are not on the Scandal bandwagon, it’s the immensely popular ABC hit drama which chronicles the highly stressful life of Washington’s most impressive
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