[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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Social Media: The Healthcare Recruitment Revolution

If you’ve been a recruiter for more than ten years, think back to when you first started recruiting. The paperwork was endless, the phone never stopped ringing, and you couldn’t always connect with your candidates in time. So much has changed since then. Recently, I sat down with Jodi Weiss, Talent Acquisition Projects Lead at

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What Healthcare Recruiters can Learn from Marketers

As a recruiter, you’re a marketer. And you’re selling your healthcare organization to potential candidates. With so many positions to fill at a hospital, from staff to clinicians, everyone in your community is a potential customer. That’s right – I said customer. Start thinking of your candidates as customers for the purposes of this blog.

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Recruiting is like an Olympic Volleyball Match…

Even though the Olympic Summer games are long gone, I still think back to the volleyball match between Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings versus Jennifer Kessy and April Ross. Seeing the way both teams communicated and worked together flawlessly, I thought to myself, “That’s how recruiters and hiring managers should work together, but without

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[Cartoon] Don’t Gamble on References!

It’s time for another installment of “Adventures in Attracting and Retaining Quality Healthcare Professionals!” Watch our new cartoon to learn why you should never “gamble” on your new hires. Don’t just “check the box” when it comes to checking references!  Want to learn more about a better way to check references? Download our white paper: Reference Checking

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