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Making the Most of Your Exit Interview Data

Posted on: April 26th, 2016 by Ben Eubanks

Exit interviews are used by approximately 75% of companies, but as is often with HR programs, they have the tendency to become a “check the box” type initiative. Sure, HR uses them to find out why people leave, to make employees feel that opinions are valued, and to identify any potential red flags. However, instead…

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Improving the Patient Experience Through the Employee Experience

Posted on: April 11th, 2016 by Ben Eubanks

Happy employees lead to happy patients. It makes sense, really. When staff members aren’t worried about bickering with the boss, not being recognized for their efforts, and receiving the right support and training, they can deliver a high-quality experience to the patients in their care. From simple job alignment to engaging in everyday activities, employees…

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The Impact of Baby Boomers on the Nursing Shortage

Posted on: March 30th, 2016 by Jessica Barrett

The nursing shortage in the U.S. has been at a near-crisis stage for several years. The largest portion of the healthcare workforce are America’s 3 million nurses, and nursing as a profession is one of the fastest-growing careers in the nation. Yet the supply of nurses cannot keep up with demand. Not only is there…

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Travel Nurses Provide an Effective Staffing Solution

Posted on: February 16th, 2016 by Jessica Barrett

Hospitals and health systems have found themselves turning to less traditional methods to fill nursing roles in this tight labor market. The improvement of the national economy, a rise in median age among the older population, and more people seeking medical care due to the Affordable Care Act, have all significantly increased the demand for…

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Nursing Shortage Statistics

Posted on: January 19th, 2016 by Liz Sheffield

Nursing is one of the fastest-growing occupations—by 2022, it’s estimated there will be a need for 3.44 million nurses in the United States. Unfortunately, while the demand for nurses is increasing, the RN population is shrinking. Healthcare organizations must address the nursing shortage by examining the data and addressing issues that lead to job dissatisfaction…

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Top HR Takeaways of 2015

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by Ben Eubanks

2015 has been a banner year for the HR profession with sweeping changes and a push toward a more data-driven approach. Today we’re going to look at trends in six key areas that we have been monitoring over the past year: Recruiting Strategic Alignment Learning Millennials Social Data and Analytics As we examine this cross-section…

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Using Personality Assessments to Hire for Fit

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by Ben Eubanks

Every person is different. And yet we funnel them through the same hiring and onboarding process as if each one was a widget on an assembly line. Understanding the differences in personalities and preferences for both candidates and employees can help organizations to not only select the right people–it can also help to retain them…

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Improve Employee Engagement by Serving Team Leaders

Posted on: November 17th, 2015 by Liz Sheffield

“Work today doesn’t happen in an org chart, it happens in dynamic teams,” Marcus Buckingham told the audience during his opening keynote at the 18th Annual HR Technology Conference. Each year 8,000+ HR leaders from around the world gather at the popular HR Technology Conference to learn about innovative ways in which they can get…

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The Real Impact of Engagement in Healthcare

Posted on: October 28th, 2015 by Ben Eubanks

The verdict is in. Engagement is a powerful measure of employee dedication and intent to stay with an organization. With so many articles, blogs, and other resources today digging into engagement, it’s important to step back and ensure we are discussing it in the proper terms. Here’s how the team at Strategic Programs defines it:…

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Collect Better Employee Feedback with Phone Interviews

Posted on: October 12th, 2015 by Liz Sheffield

Providing feedback in their own words is important to employees, and the detailed and actionable data that feedback provides is invaluable to organizations. We often hear from our client organizations that the feedback we gather substantiates or disproves their own hypotheses and illuminates areas of the organization resources could be better spent on, providing a…

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