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Perceptions of Healthcare Leadership

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by Kandy Focht

What are exiting healthcare professionals saying about their former employers? At People Element, we investigate this by looking at how exiting employees rated leadership in their organization. Because leadership can be defined in many different ways, we separate the findings into three buckets: Immediate supervisor/manager, directors/mid-management, and senior leadership. People Element conducts exit surveys that…

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Leading Exit Factors in Healthcare

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 by Kandy Focht

Healthcare Turnover Are you facing high turnover and trying to determine the root causes of why people are leaving? If so, you’re certainly not alone. 2016 healthcare turnover ended at 16.2% according to NSI Nursing Solutions’ 2017 National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report. Healthcare organizations like yours are turning to People Element to…

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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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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 over-stressed nurses are dealing with the increased workload. Turnover is a serious problem that needs addressing, especially…

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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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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

High Employment Demand for Nurses According to the American Nurses Association, by 2022, there will be a need for 3.44 million nurses. That’s a 20.2 percent increase in RNs, with the demand for an additional 1.13 million nurses by 2022. What does that mean for your organization? Click Here to download our Nursing Shortage Statistics…

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