The healthcare industry faces many challenges for sustaining an active workforce. Ongoing talent shortages, lower retention rates compared to other industries, and shifting workforce dynamics all contribute to the issues affecting healthcare HR professionals. While there are many different ways to approach talent acquisition and retention in healthcare, one area that can be overlooked is the role of the benefits package.

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:

5 Ways to Streamline Healthcare Talent Acquisition Processes

As the healthcare industry continues to face talent shortages, the competition for quality heightens. In order to remain competitive in the evolving healthcare landscape, employers need to find ways to adapt to the new environment while streamlining the talent acquisition process. When reviewing your processes and procedures, consider the following best practices as you work on improving results.

4 Best Practices for Passive Recruiting in Healthcare

Did you know that nearly 79 percent of the U.S. workforces are passive candidates? These are candidates who are currently employed and not actively seeking work but are open to hearing about other job opportunities. Not only do they have jobs, but they are also generally satisfied with their current position, Hire Velocity explains in an article.

Optimizing Hiring Processes in Ambulatory Surgery Centers: 5 Best Practices

Like hospitals and other healthcare organizations, ambulatory surgery centers face the same talent shortages and challenges when it comes to hiring quality talent. Additionally, with the consumerization of healthcare, effective and optimized hiring processes can go a long way for providing quality care and ensuring patient safety.  

Here are six ways to optimize your ambulatory surgery center’s hiring processes.

ASAP! Office Culture and Hiring: Best Practices for Healthcare HR

Healthcare HR departments are often faced with short timelines when hiring. Getting an employee onboarded and up to speed quickly is a challenge, but getting it wrong can mean a disruption in processes, culture and even patient care. Balancing time and effort is crucial for healthcare HR leaders working with new hires.

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 NAHCR IMAGE Conference

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the 43rd National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) IMAGE Conference in Savannah, Georgia. In 2017 and beyond, successful healthcare recruitment organizations will need to incorporate marketing tactics and strategies in order to meet talent acquisition goals. This trend is evident by reviewing several of the breakout sessions from this year’s conference, which focused on recruitment marketing.

3 Best Practices for Recruiting Millennials

As you might have heard, or even noticed, Millennials (Gen Y) or the population born somewhere in between 1980-1995, have exceeded Baby Boomers (Gen X) to become the largest living generation in nation.

Why Emotional Intelligence is Important For Healthcare

Practical knowledge and experience will always be important factors in determining top talent in healthcare. However, experts say emotional intelligence (often referred to as EI or EQ)—the ability to perceive, manage and express one’s emotions and to recognize and react appropriately to the emotions of others—is an invaluable social skill successful physicians or nurses should possess to effectively deliver quality patient care. 

The Changing Face of Talent Acquisition in Healthcare

New challenges call for new tactics when facing talent challenges in the healthcare industry. A wave of baby-boomer-age retirements and high demand for providers have meant changes in the way organizations acquire talent, and healthcare HR leaders need to understand how to find and compete for the best candidates.

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