Healthcare Workforce

The dynamics in the healthcare industry are driving organizations to reconsider their talent acquisition and workforce planning strategies. Healthcare professionals are facing new challenges: an ever-changing regulatory environment, the evolution of patient care, and fierce competition for talent. Plus the Affordable Care Act is expected to bring 32 million new patients to market, which both physician and nurse shortages are predicted due to retirement and not enough candidates for a growing need. These driving forces are set to shape the industry in an entirely new way.

Gaining Ground

Growing talent pools, managing costs, and maintaining compliance are a few ways MSPs have stepped it up during the COVID-19 recovery.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The economic disruption of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of workforce flexibility, leading to a rise in contingent labor hiring nationwide. According to PRO Unlimited’s Fall 2020 Labor Market Report, contingent hiring declined by 56% in the first half of 2020 but quickly returned to pre-COVID levels by July, resulting in a 9% increase year-over-year by September.

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HRO Today Educational Podcast Series – Episode 36: endevis

Healthcare organizations have been at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, and high demand has led to supply shortages, especially when it comes to doctors and nurses.

So how can healthcare organizations succeed in this challenging environment? And what are ways HR can leverage in order to attract, recruit, and retain these essential workers? Chris Nichols of endevis shares insight in Episode 36 of our Educational Podcast Series.

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Building Resilience

Healthcare professionals are struggling with burnout under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, but these three best practices can help.

By Marta Chmielowicz

As COVID-19 blazes through hospitals across the world, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers are putting their health on the line like never before. This is exacerbating the problem of burnout: not only are healthcare professionals caring for patients sick with a virus they are still learning about, but they are also experiencing staffing shortages that necessitate longer hours with fewer resources.

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A Healthy Dose of Innovation

Ways healthcare organizations are pivoting their recruitment and hiring approaches to overcome the global pandemic’s challenges.

By Debbie Bolla

With the Bureau of Labor Statistics already projecting the healthcare market to grow by 8.4 million jobs by 2028, COVID-19 has caused an even more pressing need for the right talent at the right time. Shannon Levesque, vice president of talent acquisition and workforce planning for Boston Children’s Hospital, is no stranger to this pressure. She says that during the pandemic, keeping employees engaged with opportunities for full employment has been a main priority.

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Keys to Recruiting Physicians to Non-urban Areas

Attraction strategies to help ease a challenging recruitment process.

By Tierney McAfee

They say it takes a village to raise a child. The same can go for recruiting physician talent to rural  or even suburban hospitals and health systems. With unprecedented competition for physician talent in the United States, organizations in America’s non-urban areas must work harder than ever to attract desirable doctor candidates.

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Leveraging Expertise From Abroad

How international nurses are alleviating the nursing shortage—and improving U.S. health systems.

By Tierney McAfee

The national nursing shortage is driving organizations in the United States to look outside the country for talent. But experts say recruiting international nurses is more than just a temporary solution—it’s a valuable opportunity to improve U.S. hospitals and health systems.

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Reducing Turnover, Increasing Retention

How nurse residency programs can help organizations add to their bottom line.

By Tierney McAfee

Nurse residency, or “grow your own,” programs are a critical part of the future of nursing. They’re not only helping organizations solve for the growing nurse shortage facing the U.S., they’re also helping participating healthcare systems and hospitals save money.

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Solving the Shortage Problem

How “Grow Your Own” RN programs are helping organizations build great talent while filling a gap.

By Tierney McAfee

They say change starts from within—and some forward-thinking hospitals and health systems are taking that sentiment to heart when it comes to addressing the nationwide shortage of qualified nurses.

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