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Retaining Employees in the Medical Field

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Managers are never happy when a skilled, high-value employee decides to resign. In every industry this presents a hassle, an expense, and sometimes a personal loss. But in the medical field, this can blow can strike especially hard. Rare skills can be very hard to find in this profession, and overlapping skill sets—like the perfect… Read more »

The Value of High Morale in Healthcare

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Experienced healthcare managers usually recognize the strong link between high team morale and positive patient outcomes…but this link isn’t always obvious to novice managers and healthcare administrators who are stepping into a new role in an unknown workplace culture. Novice managers tend to place the burden of responsibility squarely on the shoulders of employees, not… Read more »

The Candidate Rejected Your Salary Offer: How to Respond

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Before you sent your initial salary offer to your candidate, you checked every box and took care of every detail. You carefully weighed the restrictions of your budget against the lowest salary you felt the candidate would accept. You accounted for both tangible and intangible factors, including the difficulty of staffing this particular position, the… Read more »

Will There Ever be Enough Healthcare Workers?

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If you’re a staffing manager or administrator in the healthcare field, you’re probably already familiar with the math: a limited number of residency positions plus an exponential rise in the demand for trained physicians will create huge staffing shortages for the healthcare industry during the next few years. There are several ways around this challenge,… Read more »

Nursing Education and Leadership

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As a nurse manager, you expect your nursing staff to solve problems using a combination of knowledge, judgment and creativity. Instead of falling back on rote and outdated methods, you trust your teams to think critically. So when it comes to continuing education, why not hold yourself to the same standard? Your teams need ongoing… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for HR Pros

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For some of us, the end of the year means it’s time to renew our gym memberships or finally tackle our disorganized desks and closets. But for those in the HR field, this annual housecleaning and slate-clearing happens on a different level. This is the time to take a close look at staffing and management… Read more »

Experience or Potential: Which is More Important in Healthcare Staffing?

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As you strike off in search of candidates for your open healthcare positions, you recognize that every position, every clinic, every office, and every hiring situation are unique. The needs of your staffing process can vary wildly on a single day, and even within a single department or area of need. But broad questions can… Read more »

Keeping Office Politics to a Minimum

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In most workplaces, a little healthy gossip can actually support morale and team cohesion. Coworkers only weave each other into the thread of their daily conversation after they’ve developed a form of intimacy, and inviting new employees in the gossip mill can actually make them feel welcome and included. Healthy gossip is also a pressure… Read more »

Use Your Interviews to Show Off Your Organization

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When a candidate visits your facility for a scheduled interview, you’ll have an opportunity to accomplish three goals. Of course you’ll sit down with the candidate and evaluate her readiness for the position, but you can also take advantage of this moment to show off everything your workplace has to offer. And regardless of how… Read more »

Five Ways to Improve Healthcare Employee Retention

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Successful healthcare staffing starts with a focused, effective selection strategy…but it doesn’t end there. Once you source and target the best applicants in the marketplace and conduct thorough interviews to find employees who match your culture and can handle the responsibilities of your open position, you’ll have to complete a successful onboarding process. And from… Read more »