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Communication Best Practices for Exit Interviews

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Casey Holcom

Imagine a supervisor is contacted by one of the best employees they’ve ever had who recently left the organization. The former employee informs them they were contacted by someone for an exit interview, and they want to verify the legitimacy of the survey before participating. The supervisor responds “I’ve never heard of them”, and as…

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Build Trust With Your Direct Reports

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Kim McGregor

The relationship between a supervisor and their direct report is one of the most important in your organization. How you manage (or mismanage) this relationship can have a profound impact on the organization as a whole. Time and time again, the data from the surveys we implement shows that one’s immediate supervisor is among the…

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Best Time To Reach Out To Exiting Employees

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Megan Wibben

Employee turnover. It’s one of those things nobody wants to talk about, but says so much about the overall health of your organization. Tracking how many employees leave and are replaced within a given period of time is important for a number of reasons. It’s true that not all turnover is bad, though it might…

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Developing Employees Along Their Growth Curve

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Alex Sward

As a manager, I’m in charge of a variety of departmental responsibilities. Given my role, these can include anything from financial oversight to compliance to human resources and more. The specifics vary from day to day, and while the scope of my work may not align perfectly with the issues you’re facing, one critical thing…

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Benefits of Effective Leadership Communication

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Quinton Barrett

Taking action to improve your organization can often require a significant investment of time and money. However, there are some opportunities that are relatively inexpensive to improve that will greatly benefit your organization. One such opportunity is leadership communication. Taking time to ensure leadership has an open line of communication with your employees can improve…

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The Administrator’s Guide to Retaining Nurses

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by People Element

The demand for nurses is rising every year. The American Nurses Association estimates that by 2022, there will be a need for 3.44 million nurses. To put that number in perspective, an additional 1.13 million nurses will be required in less than 10 years. Unfortunately, while healthcare organizations need to hire more nurses to meet…

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How to Keep New Employees from Leaving in their First 90 Days

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 by Alison Elsaesser

Do I stay or do I go? That’s the question employees are asking themselves within their first 90 days. Sure, there’s a point in every job, when you wonder if this is really the path worth continuing, or is it time to move on. However, as a new hire, it’s natural to think even more…

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Healthcare Compliance and Integrity Issues: How You Can Be the First to Know

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 by Liz Sheffield

Compliance issues can be problematic in the healthcare industry —HIPAA violations, Medicare fraud, drug diversions, falsifying records, ethical issues, and work environment concerns are all important. Any concerns in these areas or others must be monitored and addressed; however, some compliance issues faced by the healthcare industry for example, consistently mixing medication incorrectly, can be…

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Determining The Cause Of First-Year Nursing Turnover

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017 by Ben Eubanks

The average hospital loses between five and seven million dollars a year due to nursing turnover costs. Beyond the upfront cost, we must also consider the adverse impact on patients’ quality of care that results when overworked and overstressed nurses are dealing with the increased workload. Turnover is a serious problem that needs addressing, especially…

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How to Get Better Results from Action Planning

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 by Seth Kolloen

Creating transformative change within an organization can be a business leader’s most important and most difficult job. At People Element, we’ve recently started using Kotter’s 8-step change management process, and we’re seeing tremendous results. “Once you identify a problem, the first question is ‘now what do I do?” says Megan Younkin, Consulting Director at People…

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