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

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“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”

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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5 Strategies for Smarter Physician Recruiting

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.

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A few weeks ago, we hosted a webinar to share the 2012 HCAHPS Readiness Survey results. We were lucky enough to have several prestigious contributors from the world of healthcare human resources, including Brian Lee, the founder and CEO of Custom Learning Systems Group and the Healthcare Service Excellence Conference, and Susan Grady, former VP of

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After reading “Timely Tips for Keeping Employees Engaged this Holiday Season“ from HR daily, it got me thinking about how important it is to keep employees motivated throughout the holiday season, especially in healthcare. Hospital and continuing care community employees should always be focused on patient and resident safety and satisfaction, but they might be

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