Staff engagement is essential to organizational success regardless of industry, but in healthcare, it is especially crucial. Strong workforce management strategies help hospitals and health systems achieve better workforce outcomes.
Healthcare workforce trends
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When it comes to finding the most cost-effective resources to cover a shift, most hospitals and health systems will agree that sharing qualified staff across units (or even facilities) is preferable to more expensive alternatives such as OT, contingent labor, or costly shift bonuses. They also agree that by and large nurses and healthcare staff …
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To say that life under the ACA has required an adjustment in the way we do business is an understatement. The ACA has had a tremendous impact on the business of healthcare. Every role within the healthcare enterprise from the top down is affected, as are patients and their families.
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There are many things that keep hospital CEOs awake at night and a recent study conducted by Frost & Sullivan uncovered the top challenges that need to be addressed.
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In my first blog I spoke about the importance of analytics for the HR function. How do you prepare your organization for future workforce needs if you do not know what the makeup of your workforce is today? How are you utilizing the technology that you have available to you in order to provide data and metrics to your leaders to enhance their awareness of the current state of the workforce?
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Nurses are the heart of healthcare, and nursing is a job that requires a lifetime of commitment and compassion. Nurses are a part of our lives. Nurses are there for significant life events including birth and death, and they are there for many of the health events in-between.
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Payroll software solutions help healthcare leaders keep track of money paid out to employees, and measure salary growth and overtime costs to pinpoint areas of wasteful spending.
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Nowadays, you are hard pressed to go even one day without reading an article, hearing a conversation or thinking about the future of healthcare. What will it look like? Will our organization remain intact? Do we have the right people to drive our strategy?
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In promoting wage and hour compliance initiatives in their own facilities, healthcare employers need to have a plan for compliance.
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At no time in history has healthcare faced so many critical challenges at once. High retirement rates, competition, budget stretching wages, and burnout make it appear almost as if every area of healthcare workforce management is being disrupted and turned upside down.
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Because the workforce is typically the health system’s biggest operating expense, it is important that healthcare leaders understand how satisfied, engaged nurses can ultimately deliver better patient care and a healthier bottom line. And, they need a collaborative approach to achieve the best outcomes.
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A standard reaction when there’s a need for staff to float to another unit is, “NOT ME!” However, there’s a shift happening in thinking. Some hospitals are seeing nearly ¼ of their open shifts voluntarily filled by staff from other units. What’s behind the attitude change?
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The innovative Collaborative Staffing approach is changing the way health systems think about scheduling and staffing. This new way of thinking is delivering solid business results, including tangible cost savings.
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Filling staffing holes is not for the faint of heart. Find out how an innovative new approach is making it easier to avoid common staffing and scheduling pitfalls in healthcare.
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Inspired by the collaborative consumption model, Collaborative Staffing is more than a process improvement – it’s a culture change. Learn how this new approach to staffing can deliver solid business results by creating a culture of collaboration across the entire organization.
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To better leverage enterprise-wide staffing after consolidation, Hillcrest Healthcare System created an internal resource pool to fill open shifts throughout their multi-facility organization. Here’s how they did it.
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