The unrelenting demands paired with literally life-and-death decisions create the conundrum of the healthcare job; engaged employees drive healthcare; but the demands of healthcare drive disengaged employees. And a recent study shows unmistakable signs of trouble. What’s the answer?
National Healthcare HR Week has fueled a lot of conversation about the state of the healthcare workforce. And for providers, there’s ample concern.
What are your toughest jobs to fill? More importantly, are you looking in the right places to fill them? You might be surprised.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked what wins employees’ hearts. The answer? Say it with values statements.
Parental leave announcements have become like a competitive sport; every day, a shiny, new one comes along with a new-and-improved spin to one-up others in the field. The announcements have gotten a lot of press. Trouble is, there’s question about what these offerings really mean.
It’s estimated that today’s college students leave campus with nearly $40,000 in student debt. And it’s affecting more than just their own budgets. “For employers, this is a major concern,” writes EdAssist’s Chris Duchesne in October’s Workspan magazine.
More than half of today’s working nurses are Boomers nearing retirement; and the Health and Medicine division of the American Academy of Science is recommending that 80% of nurses have baccalaureate degrees by the year 2020.
“Hospitals need to be proactive about identifying qualified employees to fill this staffing gap.”
Choosing benefits today puts HR in prickly position; top hires are weighing company’s benefits against what they could get from a competitor; leadership wants ROI. There’s too much at stake for HR to just make a guess. So how are today’s trailblazers creating their programs? Like the answer to the old joke about porcupines: very carefully.
Today’s workforce is like a giant sponge – everyone, especially Millennials, wants to absorb as much knowledge as possible. That presents a question for employers. Can you use that information – employees’ desire to learn – to your advantage in terms of talent strategies? And if so, how? A well designed tuition assistance program can do far more than develop specific functional skills, says the new EdAssist® report, In Demand: Tuition Assistance. “By creating employee growth opportunities that tightly align with organizational goals, employers can offer the long-term career development employees want, while delivering on the strategic talent goals the organization…
The explosion of Millennials out hunting Weedles and Charmanders should at least be a little instructional. The game pretty much checks all the boxes on the Millennials’ wish lists in life, not just Pokemon.