3 Reasons Setting Healthcare Employee Goals Really Matters

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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How 3 Principles of Storytelling Apply to Recruiting

Remember when we learned from Lisa Brock, VP of HR at Overlake Hospital Medical Center, that storytelling is a great way to improve employee accountability? Brock explained how storytelling is useful for increasing employee satisfaction – from healthcare management to staff. Well, lucky for you, the concept of storytelling is also suitable for healthcare recruiters and candidates. According to Kathie Sandlin in Storytelling

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What Lucy and Ethel can Teach Healthcare HR Professionals

Last week I attended the Healthcare Service Excellence Conference and the word “Lean” came up quite frequently. More and more hospitals are implementing Lean initiatives to achieve efficient processes throughout their organization, from patient intake to housekeeping, in order to improve patient satisfaction. If you’re not an expert in Lean (I’m certainly not), here’s a

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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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[Cartoon] Why you should Assess your Healthcare Leaders!

Henry Ford once said, “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” In healthcare, great managers and supervisors don’t look for people to blame, they look for solutions. But the problems managers have to deal with often involve relationships – interaction between staff and staff satisfaction. Sensitivity is critical. Unfortunately, not everyone is hard wired to think

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How to Keep Healthcare Employees Focused during the Holidays

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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Are you HCAHPS Ready?

Senior executives, VPs and directors, supervisors and managers at your hospital – can they explain what the HCAHPS survey is and what HCAHPS survey results mean to your organization? Probably. What about your hospital staff? Maybe not…Make sure your healthcare HR team is ready for HCAHPS so you can support your hospital staff at every level.

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