How To Attract and Retain Great Nurses

Right now, the nursing profession is suffering from a very serious shortage. There are, reportedly, 126,000 unfilled nursing positions throughout the United States. Many different approaches are being taken to address the severity of the situation. These include such things as hiring bonuses, increased contracts, foreign recruitment, financial aid for those wishing to become nurses, increased benefits and wages, and lower selection standards.   Many organizations blame the shortage as the major reason that they cannot attract nurses. However, imagine, for a moment, if nurses were so content in their profession that they encourage others to become nurses or even …

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Technology and the Changing Face of Healthcare and Healthcare Staffing

Ten years ago Marion Jones would have been in a nursing home. With some heart problems and COPD, it’s difficult for her to get around and to get a lot of her own home chores taken care of. In addition, some of her healthcare requires some expertise that until a few years ago was not available in the home. Today, she lives at home at age 79, assisted in her care by a home health aide and a visiting nurse who brings with her a wide range of technology that assists in Mazy’s care. Today a visiting nurse can visit …

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Home Health Care & Non-Medical Home Care-What’s the Difference?

There is a lot of difference between home healthcare and home care. The two are not mutually exclusive but you may only need just one or the other. Which one is right for your patient or your family member? The difference that is the most significant is the level of skilled medical care that is administered by the staff of a home healthcare service. The services of a home healthcare organization allow for patients to be given care by licensed and medically trained professionals. This care is an alternative to hospital care or nursing home care. Home Healthcare This service …

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Have We Seen The Death of the Job Board?

Have We Seen The Death of the Job Board? Depending on the site and the blog that you’re reading, you’ve probably seen at least one or two different places that have predicted the death of the job board. You’ve also noticed that job boards still play an important role in diversified recruitment strategies. The boards may seem like they’re dying, but in point of fact, what they’re doing is simply changing. At least, the landscape is. It’s pretty important to stay on top of trends; especially if you’re responsible for recruitment strategies. You’re probably not going to find specifics on …

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Successful Healthcare Recruiting Has Changed Through Technology

Not that long ago, recruiting for healthcare didn’t require you to do much more than posting and hoping. Recruiters would list jobs and wait for any candidates to respond to the listing. Now, due to industry disruption, talent and HR leaders have been empowered to create more sophisticated recruitment processes that will attract the right candidates. It is more important than ever to find and hire the right people for your organization. Healthcare is seeing more advances in many areas that also have an impact on recruiting. These include data analytics, social media, and technology. You must also take into …

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The Global Nursing Shortage Causative Factors

It’s no secret that there is a global nursing shortage. That shortage is being felt around the world and is adversely impacting healthcare in multiple areas. The International Council of  Nurses undertook a major initiative about 10 years ago that brought some good information to light regarding the nursing shortage as well as some solutions to it. Many of these solutions were implemented and some worked, but the issue is that new problems have arisen that are propelling the nursing shortage well into this century. It is projected that by 2020 the nursing shortage will be even more critical than …

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