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Research Says Nurses from All Generations Want the Same Thing at Work

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Sitting in the opening session of the Hanson Wade Leap HR Healthcare conference this morning, I heard the speaker from England’s National Health System employment group say that their research does NOT indicate that nurses from different generations are looking for something different at work. Danny Mortimer is the CEO NHS Employers. He provided a wonderful overview of key turnover metrics and strategies.


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A Selection System is About More Than Just a Hiring Test

Posted by  Bryan Warren

This week, I received a call from a hospital HR leader asking about tests we have that would reduce nursing turnover. The hospital is currently using a test and likes some of the information it gives them, but they aren't seeing a real, measurable impact. We get this call a lot. Rather than tell her about our tools, I asked her several questions:


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Attributes that Predict Nursing Success: A 16,000 Nurse Validation Study

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Several years ago, I met with a nursing manager about her hospital’s process for hiring nurses. Hospital leadership had an idea that they could do a better job hiring nurses. Not “attracting” nursing candidates. Everyone is always trying to improve their ability to attract qualified candidates.

Hospital leaders and HR leadership felt, rightfully, that they could take a more deliberate, evidence-based approach to selecting candidates who were more likely to succeed. Data indicated their feeling was on point. They were not particularly adept at choosing the candidate who would succeed.


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Demand for Nurses is Rising. Are You Scared? You Should Be!

Posted by  Bryan Warren

I recently wrote a paper for Becker’s Hospital Review on nursing talent issues. A little research reveals some scary numbers:

Healthcare job growth:

  • 2017 marked the first time the number of healthcare employees surpassed both manufacturing and retail.[i]

  • Over the next decade, the healthcare sector is projected to account for one third of all new employment.[ii]

More specifically, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 16% by 2024.[iii]


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Physician and Nursing Turnover are Symptoms, Not the Disease

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Treating illness means addressing symptoms, but we all know the symptoms don’t go away until you treat the underlying cause. Turnover is not an underlying disease. It’s a symptom. You need to understand and treat the disease, and there’s rarely a single, simple, treatment. You need a holistic approach. If someone is trying to sell you a single, simple treatment, assume it’s snake oil until you are convinced otherwise.


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1 in 3 Nurses Consider Quitting Because of Bullying

Posted by  Jason Frizzell

Roughly 85 percent of nurses have been verbally abused by a fellow nurse, and some experts estimate that 1 in 3 nurses consider quitting because of the bullying. These were some of the findings discussed in a recent Marie Claire article, "Mean Girls of the ER, the Alarming Nurse Culture of Bullying and Hazing."


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3 Reasons Why You Absolutely Need a Nursing-Specific Selection Program

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Nursing is unique. It makes up a third of a hospital’s workforce. It could be argued that your ability to attract and retain quality nurses will be the deciding factor as to your success or failure navigating all of the changes going on in healthcare. Because of changing trends in nursing hiring, you can’t really apply the same selection tools, approaches, and processes that you do for other industries – for example, sales or manufacturing.

And really, you shouldn’t be using some “version” of a generic tool across multiple roles and job families within your organization. You need to have a nursing talent strategy in place, and use it to build a nursing-specific selection program in order to really see results.

Here are three reasons why should invest in a nursing-specific selection program immediately:


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Seven Steps to Improving Employee Retention in Healthcare

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Our partner, HealthStream, covered employee retention in great blog post recently. Click here to read the entire piece.

Written by Katie Owens, Vice President, HealthStream Engagement Institute, and Robyne Wilcox, Product Manager (Talent Management), they list six important steps to improving employee retention, based on their research with clients:


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Healthcare Turnover is 30% Worse than other Industries - The Role of Selection Strategies

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 

According to a recent report, U.S. industries see first year turnover of 21.5% but in the hospital sector it’s 28.3%. As many as 22.2% of nurses will leave after their first year.


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Three Selection Strategies to Reduce Nursing Turnover

Posted by  Bryan Warren

The Institute of Medicine recently concluded that nurses will play a central role in realizing the vision of the Affordable Care Act. A nursing shortage may make it hard to realize that vision. Nursing turnover – losing the nurses you’ve worked so hard to recruit – compounds the problem. You can only throw so many healthcare staffing and nurse recruiting resources at the problem. That's why it is important to develop a nursing talent strategy.


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