[Webinar] Background Check Compliance Essentials: A Critical Tool for Training and Review

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, PreCheck hosted a complimentary webinar covering background check compliance essentials for employers. PreCheck’s Vice President of Compliance Vu Do and Corporate Counsel Kate Vessey discussed the latest background check best practices for employers in an informative 60-minute learning session.

4 Ways to Increase Patient Engagement and Satisfaction

The competency to engage patients in their care is a major component to a healthcare organization’s long-term success. Regardless of how you feel about Meaningful Use or the Affordable Care Act, it’s critical to understand the success of these new models is conditional on two important measurements: patient satisfaction and care outcomes. Research has shown that the more engaged a patient is in their care, the better outcomes they will achieve. So today, it’s no surprise that many healthcare employers have turned their focus onto promoting engagement to deliver better care.

Top Healthcare Trends for 2016

As the saying goes, change is the only constant and this is especially true in the healthcare industry. I recently participated in HRO Today magazine’s “Trends Impacting Healthcare Executives in 2016” webinar, presented by B.E. Smith and AMN Healthcare. The webinar covered the findings from B.E.

Millennials (generally considered to be those born from the mid-1980s to around 2005) have made a name for themselves in the workplace. They’re already done with their first (and maybe even second or third) job and may be starting to look for new opportunities. If you have high-performing millennial employees at your healthcare organization, you’ll want to make sure you’re taking smart steps to keep them engaged and interested.

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.