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.

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.

Building a Patient-Centered Workforce™, made of highly-engaged people and teams who endeavor to provide patient-centered care, is crucial to your organization’s success. When patient satisfaction is tied to revenue, your employees’ clinical and behavioral competencies can significantly impact your bottom line.

When you look at the top people in a given industry, you’ll find that many of them once worked for the same leader. Research into the practices of these “superbosses” uncovered similarities in their talent management strategies. Here are four habits of superbosses that healthcare leaders can adopt to improve their own ability to recruit and retain the best of the best.