Probably one of the most critical processes for healthcare HR professionals is the onboarding process for new team members. Although retention can begin as early as the recruitment stage, a well-crafted onboarding process can make a big difference in shifting the discouraging statistics in the industry. According to a survey by BambooHR, more than 15 percent of new hires leave within the first three months.

Healthcare HR and Employee Retention: 6 Key Factors to Consider

One of the largest growing concerns among employers across all industries is retaining high-performing and high-potential employees. In fact, 46 percent of HR professionals cite employee retention/turnover as the top workforce management challenge in 2016, an increase from 25 percent in 2012.

How Healthcare Employers Can Overcome Unprecedented Turnover

It’s not just your organization — turnover is rampant across healthcare employers. According to Leaders for Today, a hospital management staffing firm, 37 percent of respondents plan to leave their current employer in the next two years, and more than 68 percent plan to leave within five years.

The Future of Employee Engagement: 3 Considerations for Healthcare Organizations

Employee engagement is a topic that is often discussed among healthcare HR professionals. In fact, it was last year’s theme for the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration’s (ASHHRA) Annual Conference. According to the latest joint research by PwC and ASHHRA, healthcare organizations are underperforming compared to other industries, with nearly 30 percent of employees leaving within the first year of service.

5 Reasons Why Practicing Gratitude is Important in Healthcare

It can often be said that we don’t reflect enough on things we should be grateful for in our life. Whether it’s your friends and family or health and career, practicing gratitude can have a significant impact on both your mental and physical health. For instance, if you can effectively foster a culture of gratitude and appreciation—such as with a simple handwritten “thank you” note or a compliment for a job well done—you can expect to notice a boost in morale, increase in patient satisfaction, decrease in turnover and burnout, and much more.

5 Ways Healthcare HR Can Recover from Employee Turnover

High turnover is a growing concern among healthcare employers because it has a direct effect on employee satisfaction as well as patient care. It affects how employees interact with patients, how much effort they’re willing to put in their work, and how often they’re going to miss work because they simply just don’t want to be there. If this is the case, the most important question you must ask is: “Why do I have a high turnover rate?” Reasons may include but are not limited to:

3 Ways Healthcare HR Can Foster a Culture of Engagement

It’s no secret that employee engagement is a key driver of performance and productivity at any workplace. In healthcare, specifically, engaged employees offer fewer mistakes, put the patient first, and build stronger and more effective teams.

3 Ways Storytelling Can Help Healthcare HR Engage and Inspire Teams

Stories are highly effective communication tools, partly because they bring a sense of enjoyment. Whether it’s this morning’s front page headlines or the latest box office hit, stories are the key elements that engage audiences. But how can this be applied to your healthcare organization?

5 Ways to Use Workforce Analytics for Strategic Healthcare HR

As HR departments seek ways to be more strategic, they’re looking at workforce analytics. A report by Deloitte says less than a quarter of companies felt ready or somewhat ready to use analytics in 2015; in 2016, 32 percent of companies did. By some accounts, healthcare organizations are lagging on this trend, but the advantages they could gain through people analytics are numerous.