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3 Key Components of an Effective Onboarding Program for Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

First impressions matter! In any organization, you want to make positive impressions last.  When Newly Licensed Registered Nurses (NLRN) enter an organization, they are excited and eager to begin their journey as a healthcare professional. NLRNs work hard, dedicating countless hours to study and pass the NCLEX, and they are excited to take on the real world of patient care.

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Does Training REALLY Matter? And Who is Seeing to THAT??

The Relias 2017 State of Staff Development and Training - A National Perspective for Healthcare Report

 

This is the final of a four-part blog post series on the 2017 State of Staff Development & Training study. The blog posts are being published consecutively on the first four Wednesdays of October.

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How Are We Training in 2017 and What Are We Still Struggling With?

The Relias 2017 State of Staff Development and Training - A National Perspective for Healthcare Report

 

This is the third of a four-part blog post series on the 2017 State of Staff Development & Training study. The blog posts are being published consecutively on the first four Wednesdays of October.

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Hiring The Right Nurses

Staff selection is one of the most important functions of a nurse manager. In his book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t, author Jim Collins says, “get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus.” He goes on to explain that “…if you have the wrong people, it doesn’t matter whether you discover the right...

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Recruitment and Retention for Community Health Centers and Rural Health Facilities

Recruitment and retention have become increasingly important for community health centers and rural health facilities across the nation as tens of thousands of doctor and nurse positions remain vacant.

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12 Best Practices for Actively Recruiting Senior Care Providers

The #1 challenge senior care organizations will face this year is solving the employee recruiting crisis. If you or your recruitment team is guilty of making ‘panic hires’ and/or sitting behind a desk sifting through thousands of resumes garnered from a public job-site – you are doing it wrong!

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Trust and Post-Acute Care: The Impact of Employee Turnover

After a life-changing event, such as a stroke, heart attack, major joint repair or serious illness, some people need post-acute care. “Post-acute care includes rehabilitation and palliative services,” reports MedPac. Additionally, temporary admission to such facilities, home health care and continuing therapy in another outpatient setting are considered forms of post-acute care. Unfortunately,...

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The State of Employee Retention in U.S. Health Care

In December 2016, approximately 531,000 positions went unfilled in U.S. health care and social assistance, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This includes nurses, direct support professionals (DSPs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs), home health aides, administrative staff and educational instructors for the health care industry.

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The Impact of Employee Turnover on Service Delivery in Behavioral Health

Employee turnover remains a hot-button issue among health and human service providers around the globe. A recent article, published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, found a link between high employee turnover rates and disparate access to behavioral health in foreign countries. Furthermore, the study found higher staff density rates, the number of people involved in caring for each...

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The Elephant in the Room: Staff Turnover

In the past decade, employment in the field of long-term care has seen substantial growth. And that’s not expected to change any time soon! Employment opportunities in healthcare in general are expected to grow 19% between 2014 and 2024, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (For reference, average job growth across all job sectors is just seven percent.) Jobs such as home health care aids,...

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