Unless you work in the information technology (IT) department of your organization, making technology decisions is not something you do every day. The options can seem daunting and the information overwhelming, but making well-informed — or ill-informed — IT decisions can have a significant impact in your healthcare organization. So for those of us who
There’s a shift coming in healthcare — and I’m not talking about the changes upon changes to government regulations, payment structures, and clinical care models. The shift I’m referring to is the shift that will affect each and every person in your healthcare organization whether they know it or not. As Boomers adjust to retired
In today’s society, people are often praised for the amount of time they put in at work. Those who do not eat or sleep are viewed as “dedicated” or “driven,” making these unhealthy habits seem like lofty goals for their peers aspiring to move up the clinical career ladder.
Every so often, it’s important to look inward and ask yourself, “Am I really happy? Am I getting what I need? Do I feel fulfilled? Is my current relationship one that I can count on, day in and day out?” With Valentine’s Day around the corner, these may be things you’ve already asked yourself — and
Effective teamwork in healthcare can have an immediate and positive impact on patient care. Developing a culture that values teamwork has not only proven to boost existing staff relationships, but it can also help increase efficiency, job satisfaction, responsiveness and much more.
About six months ago, after juggling multiple freelance writing gigs with an administrative job in a dialysis clinic, I left the healthcare field to begin writing full-time. Though I was leaving my clinic job for a great reason, I realized that saying goodbye to my co-workers and our patients was going to be difficult for
Reference checking is an important hiring practice. At the minimum, reference checks involve a conversation — traditionally, by phone — between a potential employer and someone who knows and hopefully has worked with the job applicant. The healthcare industry cannot afford the minimum; it must go above and beyond the norm for reference checks. Employers
When it comes to recruiting, more has traditionally been considered better. In other words, the more applicants you attract, the more candidates you interview, the more hires you get.
In healthcare, extended interviewing and thorough hiring processes are both necessary and inevitable. Unfortunately, their importance doesn’t prevent them from taking a toll on those involved — perhaps even causing a few “healthcare hiring headaches” that could contribute to HR burnout. Of course, this really shouldn’t come as a surprise to those of you who work in healthcare.
The first 90 days for a new hire are crucial for employee engagement. Candidates join your organization because they’re excited about your opportunity, and a good employee engagement strategy will build on that excitement from day one.