[Guest Blog] A Conversation on Workforce Engagement through Technology

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with four of our 2013 Talent Outcomes User Conference client presenters from two different hospitals: Brenda Reinert, Director of HR, and Britnie Rewey, HR Generalist at Tomah Memorial Hospital (Tomah, Wisconsin), and Joanne Davignon, Director of HR, and Edith Okoth, HR Manager at Union Hospital (Terre Haute,

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Highlights from the HealthcareSource & ASHHRA HR Initiatives Webinar

Over the summer, HealthcareSource launched 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. Over 400 healthcare HR professionals responded to the web-based survey and were subsequently entered to win one of five ASHHRA memberships.

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4 Steps to Improve the Candidate Experience in Long Term Care

A few weeks ago, I presented at the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Conference.  I was a co-presenter with Heritage Community’’ of Kalamazoo’s VP of HR Myra Johnson about how long-term care organizations can go about improving the candidate experience. Here’s a recap of our presentation and four tips that long-term care professionals

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Manage Long-Term Care Employee Goals with Three Steps

This post is an excerpt of from our new eBooklet for long-term care organizations, Performance Management for Long-Term Care Organizations, Three Step Process for Successful Employee Goal Management. In the eBooklet, we review three steps for creating a successful employee goal management program for long-term care organizations. Goal setting drives employee accountability and engagement, which should result

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[Guest Blog] A Conversation on Alternative Recruitment Strategies

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to chat with two 2013 Talent Outcomes User Conference client presenters– Jodi Weiss, SPHR, Senior Recruiter at Children’s Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, Missouri) and Emily Miley, Employment Specialist at Bronson Healthcare (Kalamazoo, Michigan.) Jodi is presenting on how healthcare HR professionals can utilize social media in the recruitment process. and Emily

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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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