Reuters has reported that as many as 18,000 nurses plan to walk off the job on November 12th in response to what they say are inadequate protections for staff when treating patients possibly infected with the Ebola virus. The strike is being organized by the National Nurses United (NNU) — one of the country’s largest

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With the recent cases of Ebola in the U.S. on everyone’s minds, these are challenging days for healthcare organizations and their employees. There’s confusion about which infection-control protocols to follow and how to effectively train and motivate workers who provide care and are potentially putting themselves at risk. After Dallas Presbyterian Hospital reported two of

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We have wonderful clients who are striving to achieve excellence through their HR initiatives — whether it’s hiring for cultural fit, educating hiring managers on how to interview more effectively, implementing improved performance appraisal processes, working with teams outside of HR to achieve Magnet status, boosting HCAHPS scores or contributing multiple patient-centered care initiatives. Here

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I work for HealthcareSource, a company based in the Boston area, and many of us know people or have loved ones who participated in the Boston Marathon yesterday. I moved to the Boston area 30 years ago, met my wife shortly thereafter, and settled into raising a family in beautiful southern New England. But for

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During healthcare HR week, March 11-17, we received entertaining, honest and just plain wonderful entries from healthcare HR professionals across the country for our Healthcare Superhero Contest. We asked, “What superpower do you wish you had and how would it help you on the job?” Here are some of our favorite responses! “The superpower our HR

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At the recent HR Technology show, there was a technology debate between Jason Averbook from Knowledge Infusion and Jim Holincheck at Gartner. Overall, there was more agreement than debate, both agreed and emphasized that Human Capital Management is about reaching business goals. If your HCM doesn’t do that, you don’t need it. Both agreed that

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Bersin & Associates, one of the leading talent management analyst firms, recently published some interesting research connecting talent management initiatives with real business objectives. According to their research, organizations with better talent management processes, gain significant business advantages such as 26% higher revenue per employee, 40% lower turnover of high performers, and 156% improved ability

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