Reducing churn and retaining top healthcare talent are crucial to improving patient and resident outcomes and organizational profitability. One way to keep your best employees longer is investing in a learning and development strategy.

What can a healthcare organization learn from major catastrophes like Deep Water Horizon and Three Mile Island? We take a look at how little, seemingly innocuous mistakes tend to snowball into disasters and what hospitals and other care providers can learn from them, here.

Today’s talent management professionals have evolving skillsets. Learn why public speaking is one key area they’re focusing on – and where to find public speaking opportunities in this space.

Leadership talent is hard to come by, and that’s especially true in the healthcare space. In order to meet organizational demands, talent managers are turning to these leadership development trends to grow candidates from within.

The new year holds a number of challenges for healthcare talent management professionals. Find out which 3 key focus areas can help you reach organizational success.

Eighty-three percent of organizations recognize their need to develop leaders, but only 5 percent have implemented a holistic plan to do so. Amazingly, 25 percent of companies have no succession plan in place for more than 90 percent of their critical leaders. And healthcare leadership is no exception. In fact, for healthcare organizations, it’s worse. Staffing shortages and shifting expectations have made the problem all the harder to address. The call-to-action is clear: Develop a pipeline of new healthcare leaders or prepare for a serious dearth of qualified leadership in the healthcare industry. What will the healthcare industry look like if the current leadership fails to heed this call?

Even though there are more than 4 million active nurses in the U.S., healthcare organizations are challenged to fill nurse leadership roles. Nurses need a way to gain the higher levels of education and training required to assume these more demanding leadership positions. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has risen to that challenge. Find out what your organization could do, too.

In 1902, Susan B. Anthony suggested that a “day will come when nurses will be university prepared.” As evidenced by this quote, the debate over the educational preparation of RNs has raged on for over a century. Despite Anthony’s prediction, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — only about 50 percent of the nation’s 2.8

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I believe the only way to address a challenge at work or in life, is to learn everything about the problem, as well as the potential solutions at hand. It takes effort, determination, and commitment to move from a place of stagnation into a position of a continuous learner actively engaged in creating solutions. But while this work shouldn’t be underestimated, often I find that, when it comes down to it, we are only hindered by our own ability to change personal and team habits.