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.

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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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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If you don’t know the name Olivia Pope, or have never seen the show Scandal, let me just tell you that you are wasting your time on Thursday nights. For those of you who are not on the Scandal bandwagon, it’s the immensely popular ABC hit drama which chronicles the highly stressful life of Washington’s most impressive

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Sometimes, all it takes to transform the way we think is a simple change in perspective. For one man, that change came when he was forced to trade his position behind the administrator’s desk for one in a hospital bed. While on recovering in his own nursing home, he saw the facility from a different

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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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The terms mandatory education, compliance training, and fun aren’t typically found in the same sentence, but the team at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital managed to change that with a music video set to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s 90s hit “Ice Ice Baby.” The video was produced to serve as a reminder of the organization’s training program, Destination

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