Strong healthcare leadership is critical to providing great quality care to your patients. Leaders set the bar for excellent quality care for the rest of your employees, and coach their teams to raise their standard of care. A great leader will attract, hire, and retain additional high-quality talent who see the leader as someone they’d
Each year, hundreds of HealthcareSource customers from around the country attend the Talent Symposium — our annual user conference. In the post-event survey, attendees list dozens of reasons why they come back year after year. And while those reasons often vary a bit, the one thing we hear time and time again is that everyone loves the
The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), proudly announces the fifth year of Healthcare HR Week. The week of March 13 – 19, 2016, has been designated to commend healthcare human resources (HR) professionals for their hard work and dedication.
Unless you work in the information technology (IT) department of your organization, making technology decisions is not something you do every day. The options can seem daunting and the information overwhelming, but making well-informed — or ill-informed — IT decisions can have a significant impact in your healthcare organization. So for those of us who
There’s a shift coming in healthcare — and I’m not talking about the changes upon changes to government regulations, payment structures, and clinical care models. The shift I’m referring to is the shift that will affect each and every person in your healthcare organization whether they know it or not. As Boomers adjust to retired
In today’s society, people are often praised for the amount of time they put in at work. Those who do not eat or sleep are viewed as “dedicated” or “driven,” making these unhealthy habits seem like lofty goals for their peers aspiring to move up the clinical career ladder.
Every so often, it’s important to look inward and ask yourself, “Am I really happy? Am I getting what I need? Do I feel fulfilled? Is my current relationship one that I can count on, day in and day out?” With Valentine’s Day around the corner, these may be things you’ve already asked yourself — and
Effective teamwork in healthcare can have an immediate and positive impact on patient care. Developing a culture that values teamwork has not only proven to boost existing staff relationships, but it can also help increase efficiency, job satisfaction, responsiveness and much more.
About six months ago, after juggling multiple freelance writing gigs with an administrative job in a dialysis clinic, I left the healthcare field to begin writing full-time. Though I was leaving my clinic job for a great reason, I realized that saying goodbye to my co-workers and our patients was going to be difficult for
Reference checking is an important hiring practice. At the minimum, reference checks involve a conversation — traditionally, by phone — between a potential employer and someone who knows and hopefully has worked with the job applicant. The healthcare industry cannot afford the minimum; it must go above and beyond the norm for reference checks. Employers