Data from the HR Influence Survey: Are you Hiring for Excellence?

This is a guest blog by Steve Moran of Senior Housing Forum. In the early 80’s shortly after graduating from college, Steve stumbled into the senior housing industry. Later, he started operating and later developing a number of small 15-bed buildings. For the next 20 or so years Steve worked in and around the senior housing developing and operating

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Recruitment Strategies To Improve Staffing Ratios In Long-Term Care

Residents in long-term care communities are more likely to be healthy and avoid injury when they are cared for by fully staffed teams of RNs and caregivers. Unsurprisingly, residents of communities that struggle with high turnover of RNs and caregivers are at greater risk of infection and hospitalization, according to research published in the Journal of the American

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How Healthcare HR Teams Can Provide Better Service to Hiring Managers

This post is an excerpt our new white paper, Attention Healthcare Talent Aquisition Professionals: How Satisfied Are Your Internal Customers? Healthcare Human Resource teams serve many people throughout their organizations ranging from hiring managers, senior leaders, candidates and employees, and it can be challenging to support so many internal stackholders. Download our free white paper to learn how

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Higher Nurse-to-patient Staffing Ratios Equals Better Patient Care

New research conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and published in Medical Care, shows that creating positive work environments for nurses and higher nurse-to-patient staffing ratios can result in healthier patients and fewer readmissions. Patients recover sooner when they are cared for by an adequately staffed nursing team who feels comfortable and happy in their work environment. 

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[INFOGRAPHIC] A Sneak Peek at The HR Initiatives Survey Results

For the past three years, HealthcareSource has conducted the HR Initiatives Survey in conjunction with  the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) to determine what the top HR initiatives are to reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction and safety. Throughout the month of July, over 400 healthcare HR professionals responded to the web-based

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How the Relationship-Based Care Model Improves Long-term Care

According to Creative Health Care Management, relationship-based care (RBC) is “a practical system for total culture transformation.” The RBC model is described in the book “Relationship-Based Care: A Model for Transforming Practice,” which received the Book of the Year Award by the American Journal of Nursing. Implementing the model helps strengthen relationships between residents and staff members, resulting in

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How Recruiting is Like Playing Candy Crush

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.  Recently, it seems like everywhere I go,

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Want a Five-Star Quality Rating? Improve your Hiring Process.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services five-star rating system that grades skilled nursing facilities in order to help consumers select where to house their elderly loved ones. This five-star system is similar to the five-star systems that grade restaurants, retail stores and hotels. However, instead of permitting just one rating for the entire community,

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