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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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Prove the ROI of Your Hiring Process Using These Key Metrics

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Do you know if your hiring process is working? 

Most organizations recognize that talent acquisition goes far beyond finding enough qualified applicants to fill open spots. Even smaller companies should be thinking about how to improve efficiency and the ability to, more often, pick the right candidate. Asking for funding for technology, tools, and other resources to support your hiring efforts can often result in leadership asking, “Where’s the ROI?” So, how do you measure the success?


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Survey of Healthcare Leaders Reveals Tight Labor Market Implications

Posted by  Bryan Warren

In our recent white paper for Becker’s Hospital Review, we covered the growing nursing shortage, and how nursing performance expectations are evolving, further complicating matters.

Whitepaper: The Nursing Shortage and Changing Responsibilities – Are You Prepared?

Recent survey results by management staffing firm Leaders for Today, confirms a growing, serious talent shortage and points out some important implications. The results from over 200 healthcare leaders that were surveyed revealed the following:


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The Most Important Behavioral Skills in Long-Term and Home Healthcare

Posted by  Bryan Warren

The demand for long term care and home care services continues to grow. The numbers are staggering. In 2010, 40 million Americans were age 65 or older. By 2050 that number is expected to jump to 88 million. The vast majority of these will require long-term care services, either in a nursing home, assisted living facility, adult day-care, or services in their home.


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An Offer to Build President Trump a Hiring System

Posted by  Bryan Warren

A disclaimer: This is NOT a political statement. Nor is it an endorsement or criticism of Donald Trump as a President. It IS, however, a harsh criticism of what appears to be a struggling hiring system. Candidate Trump vowed to run the White House like a business, and any business is built on its human capital and talent systems.

In his previous line of work, he had decades to build his team. He probably hired based largely on personal relationships and instinct. If he was wrong, he had time to correct the mistake.

Now, he has a short window to fill a large number of diverse, complex, senior positions. There are plenty of highly qualified and talented people in various roles in the administration. His hiring system as a whole, though, appears to be struggling. We’d be happy to help - if he wants help. Yes, I’m offering up our team’s services.


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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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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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How Personality Impacts Physician Success, Burnout, and Disruptive Behavior

Posted by  Bryan Warren

In recent weeks, I’ve been back in the world of physician-hospital alignment, speaking on the topic at a recent conference and preparing to moderate a local American College of Healthcare Executives panel on hospital-medical staff relations.

In these discussions several topics come up over and over:

  1. We are asking physicians to lead but are we preparing them to lead effectively?

  2. Why are so many physicians dissatisfied?

  3. Why are health systems struggling to engage the medical staff in important initiatives?

  4. What can we do about physician burnout?

We could talk for hours on each of these topics, but let me give a few brief thoughts on each.


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Challenges Facing Leadership Selection in Healthcare

Posted by  Laurie Wasko, Ph.D.

We were thrilled to be at the year’s largest gathering of healthcare human resources professionals – ASHHRA’s annual meeting! I was particularly honored this year to present with Lisa Reynolds, Vice President of Talent Management for CHRISTUS Health.


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Burned by Physician Turnover? 3 Things You Should Do Differently

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Every health system tells us the same story about physician turnover: they’ve invested outrageous amounts of money recruiting physicians and buying medical practices. Then, when physicians leave, the health system leaders are surprised and start the whole process over again.


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