It takes a certain kind of person to enjoy working in a healthcare setting. Just one of the wrong kind can have adverse effects on your patient care and general employee morale. That’s why keeping your star clinicians engaged should be a top priority because the alternative could mean dwindling patient satisfaction.
On the bright side, the turnover climate does seem to be improving slightly based on a study by Nursing Solutions, Inc. In 2016, hospitals reported a 0.9 percent decrease in overall turnover, which currently stands at 16.2 percent.
Still vacancies are part of the landscape at most healthcare providers. How well your organization forecasts and prepares for staff shortages goes a long way in retaining the quality team members you worked hard to bring onboard. Your employees will only pick up the slack for so long before they begin to look elsewhere.
Track top performers’ engagement
Consider inviting open discussions with your top employees to gauge level of engagement and opportunities for improvement. Some questions to help garner that valuable feedback might be:
Fill gaps before they get too big
Honest discussions might shed light on staffing gaps that if left unaddressed could widen enough and lead to departures. A Managed Service Provider or MSP not only helps alleviate the manual effort it takes to activate and maintain a temporary workforce, but they also cultivate a workforce pipeline filled with quality candidates from longstanding vendor partnerships. Automating and optimizing the temporary labor process can free up your team’s time to focus on where their impact is the greatest.
PPR can develop a hiring strategy to fill those potential or existing gaps. Drop us a line for more information. We’d love to work with you!