How healthy is your team when it comes to employee engagement? Are you missing warning signs that a disengagement diagnosis is on the horizon? What should your engagement treatment plan be moving forward? Take the Healthcare Employee Engagement Checkup quiz from the book “6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement: Lead & Succeed in a Do-More-With-Less World” by Vicki Hess, RN to find out.
Imagine you’re a recruitment team of one at a rural community hospital with 350 employees. On your own, you’re managing 64 hard-to-fill open reqs. You’ve tripled your ad spend for job postings. You’ve attended every local job fair. You’ve implemented new technology platforms. You’ve promoted your employee referral program like crazy. Yet despite all of your efforts, you’re still not getting the results you need. Instead of starting a new initiative from the ground up, could there be a hidden opportunity using existing resources? There may be. If your marketing team produces patient stories, you can leverage their efforts as a recruitment tool.
The healthcare hiring process has become more challenging and competitive than ever for recruiters. But you can reduce your time-to-fill by improving how you interview candidates. We’re not suggesting you should rush the interview process — the wrong hire can cost the organization more in the end. In fact, a study published in Healthcare Finance News found that one unfilled healthcare position can cost an average of $7,700. Here are five interviewing best practices you should consider to meet today’s healthcare hiring demands.
I love technology, and there’s still a handful of apps I rely on to get things done; but in today’s digital era, there’s something refreshing about going back to pen and paper. I thought I would share a few of my personal successes from using an analog productivity system. Here are five things I learned through my Bullet Journaling, and the reasoning behind the reasons why I believe healthcare HR professionals would benefit from adopting the practice.
In healthcare human resources and nursing leaders commit to improving workforce engagement and creating positive professional practice environments through leadership synergy, the ability to navigate the complex challenges inherent in today’s healthcare environment is enhanced. Individual and organizational goals are achieved through collaborative coordination that ultimately improves the quality of care for patients, families and the communities we serve.
Healthcare organizations rely on the skills and dedication of their healthcare recruiters to source and acquire their talented pools of clinicians to deliver patient-centered care. While doctors, nurses, and medical assistants are, of course, crucial to the successful operation of any healthcare organization, professional staff, including receptionists, practice managers, administrators, coders, environmental services staff, and more comprise a Patient-Centered Workforce™ — a workforce of highly-engaged people and teams who always endeavor to provide high-quality patient-centered care.
Over the past 12 months, we’ve offered advice to healthcare recruiters and HR teams, heard from clinical educators and OD professionals, shared customer success stories, commented on the latest industry trends, and hopefully made you smile a time or two. Before we move forward into a new year of blogging about all things healthcare talent management, let’s take a look back at the best of 2016. Visit the HealthcareSource Blog for a recap of this year’s top 10 most popular blog posts based on view count. Enjoy!
Why aren’t we getting advice and hearing about millennials from actual millennials? I’m not a speaker by trade, but this is the exact reason I started doing speaking engagements. I get requested for thought leadership forums, interviews, and presentations on the topic of multiple generations in the workplace because I fill this gap — I am a millennial in the workplace.
It’s not enough to simply recognize the importance of nurse engagement. Organizations that leverage the power of a truly engaged workforce are in an optimal position to realize better workforce outcomes, and deliver high-quality care.
The benefits of conducting an employee engagement survey are difficult to ignore. However, to support healthy levels of employee engagement, organizations must put effort into activities outside of the annual engagement survey. Here are five reasons why your healthcare organization’s employee engagement survey efforts are failing, and what you (yes, you!) can and should do about it.