Data-Driven Workforce Management Best Practices for Healthcare

Employees are the most important asset and expense to any organization and its long-term success; therefore, workforce planning and analytics should be a core strategic consideration for all businesses and its leaders. Strategic workforce planning and analytics deliver invaluable insights into your workforce that will lead to better decision making and place your organization in a position that will outpace competitors. From developing better hiring and retention strategies to improving patient outcomes, the data obtained is key.

4 Takeaways from the HR Healthcare 2017 Director's Report

Healthcare human resources leaders continue to face challenges in adapting to today’s changing healthcare demands. For example, with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals and other health systems are now held at higher standards of accountability in delivering quality patient care.

“Lean manufacturing” took off in the early 1990s as companies tried to emulate Toyota’s efficiency-boosting processes. The philosophy’s tenets of continuous improvement through incremental change are meant to improve quality, bring teams together and ultimately improve the bottom line. It’s not as common in the healthcare industry, although healthcare’s shift to outcome-based care over volume-based care has inspired leaders to look at different improvement strategies, including Lean.

As healthcare HR leaders look to play a more strategic role in the organizations they serve, they’ll need to embrace new ways of thinking when managing employees.

4 Things Healthcare Candidates Are Looking For in Employers

Today’s widespread talent shortages and rising costs are no longer a secret in healthcare. In fact, reports indicate that the looming talent shortage is only expected to worsen over the next few years.

5 Things Healthcare HR Can Learn from Houston Super Bowl LI

Football is unarguably one of the most celebrated events in American sports. Many cities who bid to host the big game know that scoring a game of this magnitude not only generates publicity worldwide, it also brings in millions of dollars for the city and its local businesses.

3 Ways to Develop Effective Healthcare Leaders

Leadership development in healthcare should be an intentional effort that provides current and future leaders the opportunity to learn and grow. It should also advance the organization by focusing on growth, performance, and emotional intelligence and help leaders become more empowered, confident and innovative.

Top 3 Healthcare Performance Management Trends for 2017

The effectiveness of your performance management strategy may be one of the most important facets contributing to your healthcare organization’s long-term success. The fundamental goal is to work together to improve employee efficiency, maximize talent, and assess progress to ensure employees are meeting their objectives and career goals. It’s a continuous process that empowers, inspires and engages employees in ways that foster ongoing learning and improvement, making your people a competitive advantage.

Continuous Feedback and Coaching: Are Annual Reviews Obsolete@f5

The healthcare workplace is rapidly changing and annual performance reviews are no longer considered an effective practice. By implementing continuous feedback and coaching, the pulse of employees and of the entire organization can be collected and evaluated in a more easy and timely manner. For example, healthcare workers are exposed to unique problems every day. Instituting a system of continuous feedback can help improve patient safety by increasing transparency, remediating future issues, and enabling managers to make more proactive and less reactive decisions.

Why a Culture of Continuous Improvement Matters in Healthcare

As Rear Admiral Grace Hopper of the US Naval Reserve so eloquently said, “the most dangerous phrase in the language is, ‘we’ve always done it this way.’” In order to survive in the world, change is necessary because it is the only constant. This remains especially true for healthcare, which is constantly pushed to evolve by changing regulations, an aging workforce, the rise of consumerism, the population health movement, and several other factors affecting the industry.