Compassionate nursing care is linked to higher clinical quality measures and better patient care overall, making it clear that hiring compassionate caregivers is crucial for a healthcare organization’s overall success. Here are some tips to help you hire compassionate caregivers for your healthcare organization. 1. Streamline the Interview Process Streamline the interview process to identify and attract

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The need for post-acute care over the next decade is going to require a massive influx of qualified and caring healthcare workers. While more people are living longer and independent lives, there will be an increased demand for post-acute care staff. Inpatient facilities, long-term care hospitals, and in-home professionals will need more staff members than

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Editorial Note: This is a guest blog post written by Boris Hartl, Content Manager for AHA SmartMarket, the new health collaboration platform from the American Hospital Association. For more information, Boris can be reached at bhartl@aha.org.   Hiring better-performing employees who deliver better patient and resident care is an important goal of every healthcare organization.  I’d like

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It’s been a fascinating year to be a part of the long-term care industry. The industry continues to evolve due to the changing government regulations, the widening skills gap, and an increasing elder population. We believe the top four biggest issues driving the hiring trends in long-term care are: 1. Increasing numbers of High Acuity

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Employee turnover: It’s an issue for every long-term care administrator and staff manager. However, there are tools to help organizations choose the right employees, reduce turnover, and increase employee satisfaction. Our Scientific Advisor, Dr. Frederick Morgeson, of Michigan State University, recently hosted a HealthcareSource-sponsored webinar on reducing turnover for McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. In our recent

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This is a guest blog by Meghan Doherty, our Content Marketing Specialist at HealthcareSource. Meghan is responsible for our educational content development pertaining to the HealthcareSource Quality Talent SuiteSM and manages our white papers, surveys, thought leadership webinars, social media channels, and the HealthcareSource Blog. Connect with Meghan on LinkedIn.  According to SproutSocial, 14.4 million people have used

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This post is an excerpt from the HealthcareSource and ASHHRA 2013 HR Initiatives Survey white paper. In this white paper, we reveal what your peers in long-term care identified as their top HR initiatives to reduce costs, and improve resident satisfaction and safety. Download our 2013 HR Initiatives Survey white paper to learn the survey results, along with insights from

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Protecting the health of residents is the primary focus of long-term care communities. Nursing staff are carefully trained to attend to all aspects of residents’ physical well-being, and the hiring process generally focuses on the candidate’s specific caregiving skills and experience. One element of residents’ health that needs to be kept in mind during the

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According to the Administration on Aging, 1 in 4 patients admitted to a skilled nursing facility are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days at a cost of $4.3 billion dollars. In particular, hospital emergency rooms see a disproportionate number of elderly long-term care residents in their patient population, and this number appears to be increasing. Researchers at

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Trends in Healthcare IT Hiring

Healthcare hiring is on the rise in all industry areas, but the IT sector faces several specific challenges. According to the Annual 2013 HIMSS Leadership Survey, more than three quarters of major healthcare providers outsource part or all of their IT services. This can lead to worker shortages that impact quality of care and profitability. As

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