A new study by Medscape takes aim at a growing issue — nurses and job satisfaction. Not surprisingly, nurses who earn more display higher levels of overall job satisfaction — but there are other important takeaways from this research.

Healthcare employees often feel overworked and underappreciated, which can have a negative effect on patient care and satisfaction. In healthcare it is absolutely essential to establish and nurture a culture of employee engagement. The Advisory Board Company found that 20% of all hospital employees are either disengaged or ambivalent, while 40% are merely content. When lives are on the

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The Understated Value of Nurse Manager Orientation

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There’s no doubt that the healthcare industry is complex with many moving parts. At the heart of keeping healthcare systems operating are clinicians and caregivers, but perhaps the most often overlooked and under-appreciated role is that of the nurse manager. The hard work of nurse managers ensures high standards are met on a daily basis, increases employee

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The healthcare industry is going through a period of significant change. With the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, Baby Boomers aging, and the rapid growth of retail care clinics, the healthcare workforce today is much different than it was even a few years ago. At the same time all these changes are occurring, there is also

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Engaged employees are more committed to, and enthusiastic about working at, your organization. They will go the extra mile to provide great quality care, while disengaged employees may do the bare minimum just to get through the day. When 85% of engaged employees display a genuinely caring attitude toward patients, while only 38% of disengaged

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The healthcare industry today is facing changes that bring challenges. With change, however, comes an opportunity for growth, as well as an opportunity to delivery better patient care. Healthcare providers will need employees who are committed to patient-centered care, can work well in a consumer driven, transactional model, and embrace new technology. At HealthcareSource, our

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The only constant in healthcare is change. To facilitate organizational change — leaders need to take a step back and realize where change really begins: your people. As the CEO of a healthcare talent management solution provider, I regularly discuss organizational development and talent management strategies with healthcare leaders.  From these conversations, I’ve gathered the

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Providing quality healthcare to patients depends on engaged employees. Communicating to employees how much their work is valued is an important but often overlooked way to maintain high levels of workforce satisfaction. Interacting with patients is very rewarding; however, the intense nature of the work can be very stressful. In addition, as insurance reimbursement assumes

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Most HR professionals agree that it’s important for employees to have well-articulated goals to guide their work. However, goals alone are not enough. Healthcare organizations have discovered that providing employees with mentoring and coaching, in conjunction with goals, leads to greater employee accountability and better on-the-job performance. Performance management is only effective if it’s a

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When Jimmy Fallon sits down to write his weekly thank you notes on “The Tonight Show,” he is mocking a practice that some people may feel is as dated as a ruffled, powder blue tuxedo circa 1981. Jimmy asks James, the keyboard player from The Roots to play some “thank you note-writing music,” as he

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