3 Ways Underdeveloped Leaders Will Ruin Your Healthcare Organization

Eighty-three percent of organizations recognize their need to develop leaders, but only 5 percent have implemented a holistic plan to do so. Amazingly, 25 percent of companies have no succession plan in place for more than 90 percent of their critical leaders. And healthcare leadership is no exception. In fact, for healthcare organizations, it’s worse. Staffing shortages and shifting expectations have made the problem all the harder to address. The call-to-action is clear: Develop a pipeline of new healthcare leaders or prepare for a serious dearth of qualified leadership in the healthcare industry. What will the healthcare industry look like if the current leadership fails to heed this call?

Is a Job Posting Enough in Healthcare Recruitment?

Successful healthcare recruiting in the 21st century involves more than putting up a job posting and waiting for applications. Instead of solely viewing job search websites, many potential applicants find information via social media and from referrals or information given to them by friends and family. Don’t get us wrong — your strategy should still include posting on job boards. But in order to be competitive in the marketplace and attract the most qualified job applicants, you have to have a recruitment plan that goes beyond the initial job posting.

Ensure Clinician Shift Coverage During Summer Vacations

Summer has begun and healthcare organizations’ clinicians will be taking their much-needed time off in the coming weeks. To comply with patient-staffing ratios and uphold your standards of care, healthcare organizations need to ensure shift coverage when employees are out on vacation. If you don’t plan ahead, managing shift coverage can be a nightmare. Find out what you can do.