HEALTHCARE HIRING PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Successful Culture Strategies from Healthcare Thought Leaders

Posted by  Bryan Warren

I recently had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion at the Becker's Hospital Review 2017 Annual Meeting. This event brings together 3,000 hospital leaders, including thought leaders from the nation's top health systems.


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Within Healthcare, Everyone is a Caregiver

Posted by  Bryan Warren

I recently attended the Becker's Hospital Review's Annual Meeting in Chicago, which brings together 3,000 of the country's top healthcare leaders. A highlight every year is listening to Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic. It's always inspirational to hear how healthcare SHOULD be delivered.

One thing that stuck out (to me) from his presentation this year: At the Cleveland Clinic, they take the position that "Everyone is a Caregiver." Everyone from the environmental services worker, to the nurse manager, to the people in IT, and up through the administrators - whether they actually INTERACT with patients - they IMPACT patient care.  So they are, by definition, "caregivers."


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If Nervous, Should Hospitals Cut Talent Management Spending?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Hospitals, by and large, have been proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - mostly because fewer patients are showing up without insurance. Many are also in favor of some of the quality-focused value-base purchasing efforts. While the recent Republican repeal and replacement effort failed, it's clear that the current Administration and Republicans in Congress still hope to dismantle the ACA. The stalled American Health Care Act is probably a good indication of the types of changes they want to see.


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Reforming Healthcare Means Reforming the Healthcare Workforce

Posted by  Bryan Warren

We are returning to the concept of “evidence-based” hiring in healthcare. Talent professionals realize that reforming healthcare means reforming the healthcare workforce. Care delivery models are going to continue to evolve. The pace of technology advances will only increase. The organizations with the most talented leaders, physicians, nurses and front line staff have the best chance of success.

For decades, healthcare valued the leader with the impressive resume, and the physician or nurse from the top program, above all else, with little attention or focus on behavioral skills. Seemingly overnight, though, we started asking these people - who were chosen for their technical skills - to now design and implement highly collaborative, patient-centered, value-based care models. The people on these teams may or may not be suited for this new approach.


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Do You Need To Worry About OFCCP Audits and Fines?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

For the last few years, we've been talking about hospitals and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). The core issue is whether hospitals are subject to OFCCP equal employment opportunity requirements. Hospitals, of course, are subject to EEOC requirements, but should they also face OFCCP audits and possible penalties?



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Healthcare: Learning to Embrace Behavioral Competencies

Posted by  Bekah Regan

When meeting with healthcare organizations, one of the first questions we ask is, "What is it that you want to measure?" We have a general idea, and most hospitals are looking for similar attributes, but until we define them, we can't be sure what to measure.


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Top 5 Mistakes Made When Implementing Assessment Tools in Healthcare

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Healthcare organizations are looking for innovative solutions: New technologies, new care delivery models, and new approaches to talent. They are also looking to other industries – adopting lean or Toyota Production Systems, better decision-support systems, and more sophisticated revenue cycle approaches. Other industries have used behavioral assessments for decades. Surveys show that as many as 70% of companies now use behavioral and personality assessment tools in their hiring process. It’s become so ubiquitous that Time Magazine did a cover story on it last year.


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What The Heck is MACRA and Why Should HR Care?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 We sure love acronyms in healthcare, don't we?  Well, here's a relatively new one:  MACRA.  What is it, and why should HR care about it?


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Many Executives are Really Bad at Hiring:  A 3-Step Fix

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

Did you know that as many as two-thirds of executive placements fail? Well, it's true. Given the challenges facing hospitals, that failure rate is unacceptable. While many hospitals have designed highly efficient and effective processes to hire nurses, just as many have failed to bring any structure or objectivity to how they hire senior leaders. For many, it's a poorly defined process that is NOT candidate-friendly and, more importantly, simply isn't good at picking the right candidate for the role.


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4 Important Trends in Healthcare Recruiting

Posted by  Laurie Wasko

Healthcare leaders recognize that talent strategies are a priority. Attracting, developing and retaining talent at all levels of the organization can go a long way toward determining whether the organization can fulfill its mission and successfully respond to the unprecedneted changes underway.

Senior leaders have tasked talent acquisition teams with building talent stratgies and system that work. With that in mind, LinkedIn explored recruiting trends in its report, Global Recruiting Trends, 2017.  Below I've highlighted four important trends from that report:


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