According to last years Healthcare HR Initiatives Survey, in order to relate HR to improving patient safety, healthcare organizations are primarily focused on employee development. A majority of respondents, 82%, reported that they’re striving to improve workforce education and development in an effort to ensure quality care, which is an 11% increase from 2011. In order to improve workforce development and
A study of long term care providers found that many of their employees feel a sense of personal accomplishment from their job. However, with more and more demands being placed on the healthcare industry as a whole, many long term care providers also reported high levels of employee emotional exhaustion. Emotionally exhausted employees can feel unmotivated,
The healthcare sector is one of the few industries that, despite the current economic decline, has a high-volume of job openings. While the high level of vacancies encourages a variety of people to consider joining the healthcare sector, many of the personal traits required for healthcare professions are behavioral-based competencies. Not everyone possesses the compassion and adaptability required to
“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow…It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it”
The 2012 HCAHPS Readiness Survey was conducted to better understand how well prepared hospitals are for patient satisfaction surveys. One of the key takeaways of the survey was the importance of HR’s involvement with improving HCAHPS scores. Here’s an infographic on some of the survey results related to how hospitals can improve HCAHPS scores through
The key to providing high-quality long term care is to ensure that employees who deliver that care feel fulfilled by their work. I believe that a direct connection exists between employee satisfaction and resident well-being in long term care communities. Residents gain an increased sense of security when they’re able to establish relationships with long term
Back at their conference in December, the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care tackled one of the biggest issues facing an aging population: What can we do right now to ensure that we pass on a culture of employee responsibility in long term care to the next generation of caregivers?
They say the success of any facet of your business can almost always be traced back to motivated employees. From productivity and profitability to recruiting and retention, hardworking and happy employees lead to triumph. This most certainly rings true for healthcare; employees who are satisfied with their work are essential for healthcare organizations in order to deliver high-quality,
Motivational speaker and author Brian Tracy once said: “Action without planning is the cause of all failure. Action with planning is the cause of all success.” This certainly applies to performance management. When it comes to performance reviews, a lack of structure often makes the setting, tracking, and managing of employee goals difficult. Meanwhile, quality and satisfaction
Physician recruitment is only going to become more and more difficult as the demand for physicians increases each year. According to the Annals of Family Medicine, the United Stated will need 260,687 primary care physicians by 2025, which is an increase of 51,880 more positions to fill in about 12 years. That number is a little intimidating.