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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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Gaining Real Results from Your Employee Engagement Data

Posted on: December 14th, 2016 by Liz Sheffield

Everybody is talking about employee engagement. It’s no wonder why: the statistics and research around engagement aren’t very positive. In fact, according to some sources, they’re almost abysmal: Only 34.1% of U.S. workers are engaged (according to Gallup) Two-thirds of Millennials express a desire to leave their organizations by 2020 (according to Deloitte) 54% of…

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4 Reasons to Stick with Stay Interviews

Posted on: November 16th, 2016 by Ben Eubanks

“She sighed. Mark, her best performer, was resigning. She knew that he had some issues–didn’t everyone? But she didn’t realize the extent of the damage until it was too late. Now with Mark’s departure her team would not only be short-staffed, but also missing a key player with valuable industry knowledge that couldn’t easily be…

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Get Them Back: How to Rehire Employees with Ease

Posted on: November 2nd, 2016 by Jessica Barrett

Most employers would agree that employee turnover is one of the largest issues they face year in and year out. With total replacement costs estimated to be as high as 90% to 200% of annual salary, it’s imperative that companies find ways to reduce employee departures. One solution to this that’s often overlooked is rehiring…

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360 Degree Feedback: What Makes It Work

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Liz Sheffield

Imagine an organization in which executives aren’t working as a team. Or a manager who has difficulty working with a member of her team, but has no idea why. Without any input, insight, or advice from others, it’s nearly impossible for these individuals to improve their performance. That’s where 360 degree feedback can help—it identifies…

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Why Money Won’t Motivate Your Nurses

Posted on: September 15th, 2016 by Ben Eubanks

It’s another one of those days. Kathy has more patients than she knows what to do with, and each one is demanding in a way that is especially tiring. Suddenly, her manager stops her in the hallway with a smile and says, “Hey, I know this is a tough shift. I wanted to thank you…

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Taking Your Workforce Data to Action

Posted on: June 20th, 2016 by Ben Eubanks

If you’ve been listening to the news lately you’ve most likely heard that data in itself is the holy grail for businesses everywhere. However, the business value of data isn’t fully realized until it’s transformed into knowledge that you can apply. Big data and analytics are popular buzzwords for many organizations, but there is often…

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