Top 10 Healthcare & 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.
In 2018, we will remain committed to creating more quality content for our healthcare readers. Feel free to send us a message with which topics you would like to hear about in our content. In the meantime, here’s the PreCheck Blog’s top 10 most read articles from 2017.
1. Top Healthcare HR Trends for 2017
Similar to last year’s list, the most popular article we published in 2017 was this list of four of the top healthcare HR trends, part of our coverage of healthcare HR week. As both the regulatory and policy horizon remained unclear under a new presidential administration, HR leaders must pay attention to the latest trends to ensure they can find and hire the best providers in their fields.
2. 5 Ways to Enhance Communication Skills in Nursing Education
For the first time on this annual list, the second most popular blog post for 2017 was an article on nursing education. Effective communication is a soft skill that is key for success in almost anything. Although originally meant for nursing educators, this article covers five strategies that have applications for your extended healthcare workforce.
3. 3 Background Check Compliance Tips for 2017
Each year, my great colleague and PreCheck’s Vice President of Compliance, Vu T. Do contributes to an annual article by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) discussing background check best practices and trends. It’s no surprise that this article featuring her top background check compliance tips for employers made the top 3 on this list of most read PreCheck Blog articles.
4. Why Emotional Intelligence is Important for Healthcare
Practical knowledge and experience will always be important factors in determining top talent in healthcare, but the fourth most popular article demonstrates that employers are also prioritizing soft skills such as emotional intelligence (or EI). EI is an invaluable social skill successful physicians or nurses should possess to effectively deliver quality patient care.
5. How to Address the 5 Sources of Drama in the Healthcare Workplace
Our interview with drama researcher Cy Wakeman, a keynote speaker at last year’s American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) annual conference, completes the first half of this year’s list. Wakeman calls for a profound mental shift in how to approach HR and suggests that the natural state of teams is innovation and collaboration once the drama is gone.
6. Leadership’s Role in Facilitating Change in Healthcare
With the amount of ongoing change affecting the healthcare industry, it’s no surprise that this article on how leadership can facilitate was one of PreCheck’s most popular posts in 2017. Too much change can be exhausting, so managing the change processes is critical for any healthcare organization.
7. 3 Ways to Empower Nurses to Become Effective Leaders
Nurses represent a key component of the healthcare workforce, which is why we dedicate a portion of our content to them. In fact, with an estimated 3.6 million nurses in the U.S., they are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce. At number 7 on this year’s list, this article discusses ways to help motivate and inspire great nurses to become effective, positive leaders in their community.
8. Top 3 Healthcare Performance Management Trends for 2017
Your performance management strategy may be one of the most important facets contributing to your healthcare organization’s long-term success. Our readers seem to agree, making this another of our most popular articles in 2017. It discusses three key trends to help you attain a more agile and efficient healthcare workforce.
9. Nurse Recruiting Best Practices for Thriving in the Competitive Healthcare Landscape
No matter the size or location of your organization, you’ve probably felt the pinch when trying to recruit nurses. Nurse recruitment remains a key issue for healthcare organizations going into 2018, making this article our ninth most read blog post in 2017. It offers four best practices to include in your nurse recruiting process.
10. What to Consider When Submitting a Background Check: Turnaround Time Demystified
And to complete our annual list of most popular blog posts is this background check article discussing turnaround time. When submitting a background check request, there are several factors that can influence or even extend the final timeline of your report. Learn what you can do to optimize and shorten these timeframes by tweaking your process when possible.
As we begin the new year, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous 2018! PreCheck’s mission is connecting people with information to advance the quality of healthcare, and we look forward to another year of creating helpful, informative content that will aid in your continued success.