Is Workplace Flexibility Right for Healthcare?

Advances in technology and changes in the demographics of the candidate pool have transformed the hiring process. Employers have discovered that competing for top talent requires a social media presence, a mobile-friendly staffing platform and a strong employer brand. However, the work is not over once you've filled vacant positions.

Does your healthcare organization have an engaged team? Employee engagement is an important initiative for healthcare HR. So important, in fact, that it’s this year’s theme for the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Annual Conference. However, what makes employee engagement so important for HR?

Top Healthcare HR Initiatives for 2016

March 13-19 is Health Care HR week, and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) has picked “Nurturing Engagement in Shifting Landscapes” as its theme for this year’s annual conference. Many initiatives that traditionally belong to HR can help boost engagement at your organization, resulting in improved morale and retention.

The national unemployment rate is holding steady at 5 percent as of December 2015, which means the job market is now candidate-driven. Staffing professionals know that filling positions in healthcare is even more challenging than in other industries when the applicant pool is tight.

PreCheck’s Top 10  Healthcare & Compliance Blog Posts of 2015

In 2015, the PreCheck Blog had another fantastic year covering the latest healthcare best practices and compliance issues. Once more, we were recognized for the quality of our content with multiple awards; and our readership continues to grow year after year. As we begin the new year with our best foot forward, it’s also an opportune time to reflect on the greatest lessons and best practices from 2015.

Here’s a look at the top ten most-read PreCheck blog posts from 2015.

Wellness is crucial to healthcare workers for two primary reasons. First, patients’ health depends on employees showing up to work and feeling good enough to perform their tasks competently. Second, healthcare providers lead by example and guide their patients by modeling behaviors that contribute to wellness and self-care. The wellness level of employees also contributes to retention.

All I Want for Christmas is You! 3 Social Media Recruitment Tips for Healthcare Employers

It is no secret that the holidays are the best time to boost your physician recruitment efforts, suggests Aime Echevarria, Creative Strategy Manager at MDR HealthCare Search. During this downtime, Echevarria says, physicians have increased availability, experience fewer distractions, and find themselves reflecting on the past year and possibly seeking new and more exciting opportunities.

How to Improve Physician Engagement and Retention

Unfortunately, physician turnover is costly for any healthcare organization and research shows it’s a growing concern. The latest survey from the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) reported an average turnover rate of 6.8 percent in 2013, the highest rate since data was first collected in 2005. “The survey findings provide evidence that recruitment and retention continue to be major challenges for health systems,” states Donald W. Fisher, President and CEO of AMGA in a press release.

5 Ways to Show Appreciation for Healthcare Employees

As the days grow shorter and we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays, I thought I would discuss a few ways healthcare employers can show appreciation for employees (no turkey necessary). According to a 2014 CareerBuilder survey, healthcare workers had the highest rates of stress levels across industries.

5 Key Strategies to Improve Customer Service in Healthcare

Customer service arguably is one of the most critical factors in an organization’s long-term success and even survival. Excellent customer service found in other industries has raised the bar for hospitals and the healthcare industry, so it’s imperative that they strive to meet the demands.