Top 10 Healthcare and Compliance Blog Posts from 2017

As has become custom at the start of a new year, here’s a look back at the most popular posts from the previous year. 2017 was a year of uncertainty under a new presidential administration as well as ongoing change in the healthcare sector. Healthcare HR trends, nurses, background check compliance, and performance management are all topics that made this year’s list of most popular blog posts.

8 Healthcare HR New Year Resolutions for 2018

The healthcare industry is under constant turmoil, caused by a sea of changes ranging from payment models to regulatory oversight and evolving accreditation standards and industry best practices. As we head into 2018, the following are a few resolutions to consider as you plan for a successful new year for your healthcare organization and your workforce.

Here’s a list of 8 ideas to help make 2018 a great new year for your healthcare organization.

3 Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Stress in Healthcare

Healthcare professionals hold one of the most stressful and demanding jobs in our nation. In fact, the medical field is rated among the top 10 most stressful jobs in America, according to ABC News.

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.

3 Healthcare HR Strategies for Overcoming Nursing Shortages

As many as 10,000 baby boomers are retiring each day. In healthcare, not only will this continue to exacerbate the ongoing issue of nurse shortages; it will also increase the deficit in knowledgeable, experienced nurses, threatening the safety of patients and the nation’s health as a whole.

How Healthcare HR Can Cultivate a Culture of Transparency

In a highly regulated industry where privacy is a mandate, cultural transparency might seem like an odd fit for healthcare organizations. But a transparent culture can foster trust and collaboration, and result in improved quality of care and outcomes. That’s because a culture of transparency, when implemented correctly, is all about learning and improving.

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.

5 Ways to Boost Patient Satisfaction in Healthcare

Some of the leading causes of hospital readmissions and poor health outcomes can be attributed to ineffective care practices and dated procedures. Not only do these inefficiencies hinder an organization’s ability to deliver quality care, it can impact the patient experience, its reputation, bottom line and much more.