Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 ASHHRA Conference

The 2017 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Conference took place this past week in the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington. This year’s theme was “Partnering Across the Continuum of Care: The Changing Role of Healthcare Human Resources.” The theme emphasizes the importance of increased collaboration between HR and other partners in the healthcare environment as the industry graduates from operating in silos.

Healthcare Onboarding Best Practices: 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Process

Onboarding can set the tone for an employee’s experience, so it’s important to get it right. According to a survey by BambooHR, more than 15 percent of new hires leave within the first three months. If you’re not making the most of your onboarding process, you’re going to lose some of those employees you worked so hard to recruit.

How Can Healthcare HR Partner Across the Continuum of Care?

Collaboration is vital in healthcare, but it doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and hard work to get people across the continuum of care working together. As a centralized department, healthcare HR is in the perfect position to help coordinate and collaborate across the continuum of care.

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.

Physician Leadership Skills for Driving the Future of Healthcare

As more physicians become employees, they represent a valuable potential resource for healthcare employers. Physicians who can also serve as leaders can help uphold an organization’s culture, mission and values — but only if they know how. Too often they are expected to lead without getting any training on how to do so, experts say.

How to Address the 5 Sources of Drama in the Healthcare Workplace

We’ve all seen workplace drama in action and understand how disruptive it can be.  And it’s no minor annoyance: The average person spends more than two hours a day engaged in drama, which when multiplied across an organization, can represent millions of dollars a year in lost productivity, according to Cy Wakeman, a speaker and author who has studied the impact of drama in the workplace for years.

How to Be a High-Performing Healthcare Organization

While outcomes have always been important in healthcare, the increasing focus on them to determine revenue has inspired organizations to make improvements across the board to become high-performing organizations. Healthcare HR can serve as the foundation for creating a high-performing healthcare organization.

5 Ways to Enhance Communication Skills in Nursing Education

Effective communication is a soft skill that is key for success in almost anything, whether it concerns maintaining a good relationship or remaining productive in the workplace. For nursing, however, good communication skills can make a big difference in the quality of patient care. Nursing educators can shape tomorrow’s nurses to become better communicators, allowing them to achieve improved patient outcomes and deliver high quality care.

Here are five ways to enhance the communication skills of nursing students, based on some of the latest research in the field.

Healthcare Recruitment Marketing Best Practices

If you attended this year’s National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) IMAGE Conference, you probably noticed the leading healthcare recruitment organizations are borrowing tactics and strategies from the marketing profession. As the consumer and candidate environment continues to blend, having a marketing-driven approach to healthcare recruitment can go a long way in achieving your organization’s talent acquisition goals.

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