Align your Healthcare Organization’s Culture to the Interview Process

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the interview process is not just the candidate’s chance to make a great first impression. It’s also the first impression that candidates get about your organization. One of the very first things you should introduce your candidates to is your healthcare organization’s mission, vision and

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Ensure Employees Stay Connected to your Organization’s Mission

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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Avoid Hiring Long Term Care Nurses with Compassion Fatigue

Most experts agree that compassion is necessary in just about every industry known to man. It helps grow companies, bond employees, strengthen team efforts and produce magnificent results. In long term care communities, compassion is the driving force behind the community’s reputation and maintaining happy residents. One of the most difficult challenges that you’ll face as an interviewer

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3 Steps to Embed HCAHPS Goals into Departmental Routines

In order to establish a more patient-centric facility and improve HCAHPS scores, hospitals must adopt a culture of employee accountability in which employees feel responsible for organization-wide goals. The only way HCAHPS scores will really improve is through the combined efforts of employees who are committed to continuous performance improvement and patient satisfaction. Since employees are

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Social Media for Recruiting: Santuary at Fraser Villa

Social media for healthcare recruitment is a hot topic these days. The results of the the HR initiatives survey we did in conjunction with ASHHRA showed that 30% of respondents chose social media for sourcing as one of their most important upcoming initiatives. After speaking with NRH about how they utilize social media for sourcing, I was inspired to sit

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Advice on Implementing a Service Level Agreement with Hiring Managers

  At the 2013 HIMSS conference I saw Mark Graban, MSME, MBA speak. In his presentation Healthcare Kaizen: Daily Improvement, Not Just Events, he focused on how healthcare organizations can implement Kaizen principles to improve the quality of care they are delivering. The word “kaizen” is Japanese for “change for the better,” and Kaizen principles refer to philosophy or

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3 Ways to Increase Healthcare Employee Satisfaction

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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5 Recruiting Lessons from “The Bachelor”

This is a guest blog by Meghan Doherty, our Content Marketing Specialist at HealthcareSource. Meghan is responsible for our educational content development pertaining to the HealthcareSource Quality Talent SuiteSM and manages our white papers, surveys, thought leadership webinars, social media channels, and the HealthcareSource Blog. Connect with Meghan on LinkedIn.  They say the first step is admitting

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