The HealthcareSource Blog — Best of 2015

2015 was memorable year for healthcare talent management professionals everywhere — we’ve seen health systems consolidate, patients evolve into consumers, medical records go digital, ICD-9 (finally) flip to ten, the cost of care become transparent, and the focus on population health move to the forefront.

Does Anyone Deliver a Broad Talent Management Suite in Healthcare?

Earlier this month, KLAS Research released the “Talent Management 2015” report, their first report on talent management (TM) software providers in years, and the only independent research report on talent management in healthcare. KLAS has a unique approach to research, using healthcare provider survey and commentary almost exclusively, rather than the traditional “expert opinion” approach that

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How to Reduce Employee Turnover in Healthcare

Employee turnover is a costly reality in any industry and retaining top talent in healthcare is particularly challenging and oftentimes problematic. Employee turnover not only has a significant impact on patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes; it also comes at a high price. It is estimated that every percentage point increase in nurse turnover costs an average

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4 Healthcare Hiring Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Hiring in healthcare is complex — you’re dealing with a high volume of job applicants for multi-disciplinary positions, competing in the “war for talent” for qualified candidates, adjusting to shrinking budgets, responding to hiring manager requests, and much, MUCH more. Essentially, talent acquisition professionals are expected “to do more with less,” and in the hectic healthcare

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4 Reasons Why Healthcare Must Invest in Employee Engagement

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

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Calling All Presenters for NAHCR IMAGE 2016!

The National Association of Healthcare Recruiters (NAHCR) Board of Directors and Education Committee is now accepting presentations for next year’s IMAGE Conference and we want to hear from YOU! Have you implemented a new talent acquisition initiative or introduced a cutting-edge practice to improve your healthcare organization’s recruitment practices?  If so, please consider submitting a presentation proposal to share

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The Understated Value of Nurse Manager Orientation

There’s no doubt that the healthcare industry is complex with many moving parts. At the heart of keeping healthcare systems operating are clinicians and caregivers, but perhaps the most often overlooked and under-appreciated role is that of the nurse manager. The hard work of nurse managers ensures high standards are met on a daily basis, increases employee

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