Employee Engagement in Healthcare: It Takes 3

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Over the last decade, billions of dollars and millions of hours have been invested by organizations across the country to foster greater employee engagement, yet employee disengagement is still at or near an all-time high. Why? Because we’ve been missing a key piece of the engagement puzzle: The employees!

We review the top trends shaping the healthcare HR & recruiting industry today, from demand forecasting to the candidate experience and optimized sourcing.

How healthy is your team when it comes to employee engagement? Are you missing warning signs that a disengagement diagnosis is on the horizon? What should your engagement treatment plan be moving forward? Take the Healthcare Employee Engagement Checkup quiz from the book “6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement: Lead & Succeed in a Do-More-With-Less World” by Vicki Hess, RN to find out.

4 Ways to Leverage Patient Stories to Recruit Top Talent

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Imagine you’re a recruitment team of one at a rural community hospital with 350 employees. On your own, you’re managing 64 hard-to-fill open reqs. You’ve tripled your ad spend for job postings. You’ve attended every local job fair. You’ve implemented new technology platforms. You’ve promoted your employee referral program like crazy. Yet despite all of your efforts, you’re still not getting the results you need. Instead of starting a new initiative from the ground up, could there be a hidden opportunity using existing resources? There may be. If your marketing team produces patient stories, you can leverage their efforts as a recruitment tool.

The healthcare hiring process has become more challenging and competitive than ever for recruiters. But you can reduce your time-to-fill by improving how you interview candidates. We’re not suggesting you should rush the interview process — the wrong hire can cost the organization more in the end. In fact, a study published in Healthcare Finance News found that one unfilled healthcare position can cost an average of $7,700. Here are five interviewing best practices you should consider to meet today’s healthcare hiring demands.

I love technology, and there’s still a handful of apps I rely on to get things done; but in today’s digital era, there’s something refreshing about going back to pen and paper. I thought I would share a few of my personal successes from using an analog productivity system. Here are five things I learned through my Bullet Journaling, and the reasoning behind the reasons why I believe healthcare HR professionals would benefit from adopting the practice.

The HealthcareSource Blog — Best of 2016

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Over the past 12 months, we’ve offered advice to healthcare recruiters and HR teams, heard from clinical educators and OD professionals, shared customer success stories, commented on the latest industry trends, and hopefully made you smile a time or two. Before we move forward into a new year of blogging about all things healthcare talent management, let’s take a look back at the best of 2016. Visit the HealthcareSource Blog for a recap of this year’s top 10 most popular blog posts based on view count. Enjoy!

5 Millennial Leadership Tips From a Millennial Leader

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Why aren’t we getting advice and hearing about millennials from actual millennials? I’m not a speaker by trade, but this is the exact reason I started doing speaking engagements. I get requested for thought leadership forums, interviews, and presentations on the topic of multiple generations in the workplace because I fill this gap — I am a millennial in the workplace.

Unable to make it to Talent Symposium 2016? No worries, here’s a recap of this year’s HealthcareSource User Conference. If you’re still feeling like you missed out on something big? Fear not: registration is currently open for Talent Symposium 2017 in Chandler, Arizona. Be sure to take advantage of our early-bird attendee discount ($650 if you register before December 31, 2016), so you can be a part of all of the learning, fun, and growth in 2017!

One week from today, Kathy B. Dempsey, President of Keep Shedding! Inc. will take the keynote stage at Talent Symposium 2016 — the annual HealthcareSource User Conference. As a former hospital executive, she strategically led Memorial Health Care System’s organizational development efforts to become one of top 100 hospitals in the country. The fun, interactive session is packed with practical strategies for immediate implementation both on the job and at home.