• Texas hospitals, nurses unveil workplace violence toolkit

    Hospitals and nurses in Texas have developed a toolkit to help facilities comply with two new state laws designed to better protect healthcare employees from workplace violence.
  • Ensuring your workforce is future-ready

    Beyond recruitment & retention: Hospitals are embracing a new strategy to improve nurse staffing. Learn more here.
  • 'Dry promotions' are on the rise

    All promotions are not created equally — and if leaders do not handle them appropriately, they could have a negative effect on employee retention, according to a Dec. 7 article in SHRM. 
  • How hospitals are battling employee turnover: 5 survey findings

    Most hospitals and health systems are bolstering pay and benefits to help attract and retain talent amid increasing employee turnover, which is expected to continue to challenge the healthcare industry in 2024, according to a Dec. 13 survey published by Aon.
  • Industry report: How AI is powering healthcare executive searches

    CEO exits are soaring. How experts predict AI will aid in ramped-up executive searches — here.
  • The layoff runway lengthens

    The layoff process used to be abrupt: a worker learns their job has been cut and they leave the same day (sometimes with a security escort). Now, some companies are alerting employees that their roles will be eliminated months in advance, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 10. 
  • Healthcare's labor comeback in 14 numbers

    Specifics of the 2024 U.S. labor market remain to be seen. However, there have been some 2023 trends to note moving into next year, including higher labor force participation, wage gains and a strong healthcare industry.
  • Cleveland Clinic makes case for 'bare minimum Mondays'

    Doing less at work can, indeed, yield better health outcomes, according to a Dec. 4 article from Cleveland Clinic. 
  • Healthcare job cuts jump 99% year over year

    Healthcare/products companies and manufacturers, including hospitals, have announced the third-most job cuts year to date among 30 industries and sectors measured, according to new analysis shared with Becker's.
  • Michigan moves to combat violence against healthcare workers

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Dec. 6 that would increase fines for assaults on healthcare workers. 
  • Healthcare sees biggest drop in job openings

    U.S. job openings decreased to 8.7 million in October, the fewest since March 2021, led by healthcare and social assistance employers.
  • Exiting health system CEO details a future-ready workforce

    Tommy Ibrahim, MD, who is stepping down as president and CEO of Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network by the year's end, spoke on Sanford Health's podcast about bolstering the future rural healthcare workforce. 
  • Tenet, HCA, CHS, UHS: How each system ranks on pay and culture

    The company culture and pay/promotion practices vary widely at the big four for-profit health systems, according to the most recent American Opportunity Index. 
  • 10,000 foreign nurses held up by US visa retrogression

    Experts estimate that the arrivals of least 10,000 foreign nurses have been postponed indefinitely by the United States' mismatched demand and supply of immigrant visas, Bloomberg reports. 
  • US metros where hospital employment is growing, shrinking

    Over the past decade, hospital jobs have grown in most major U.S. cities — but not all of them, according to a Dec. 1 analysis from Sechel Ventures. 
  • Mass General Brigham to reduce digital workforce

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham said it will reduce its digital workforce, which represents the technology arm of the organization.
  • The reenvisioned workforce: How locum tenens drive value & care access through comprehensive staffing strategies

    While staffing needs continue to evolve across hospitals and health systems, shortages aren't going anywhere for the foreseeable future — prompting healthcare leaders to hone their workforce strategies in ways that uphold quality patient care and drive volume, efficiency, and revenue.
  • 'Carrot sticks': How unspoken social codes complicate the return to office

    As companies attempt to lure workers back into the office, they'll need to strike a delicate balance between rewarding on-site work and penalizing noncompliance — offering "carrots" and prodding with "sticks," as Glassdoor put it in a Nov. 15 report. 
  • The best healthcare companies for interns

    One-hundred percent of interns at Northwell Health and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital would recommend the programs to a friend, according to a recent analysis from the resume building website Resume.io. 
  • Houston Methodist nixes COVID-19 vaccine rule ahead of new state law

    Houston Methodist, the first health system in the U.S. to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine, said it was implementing a new employment policy to comply with a new Texas law. 
  • Bill Gates predicts 3-day workweek

    While more American companies mull the benefits of a four-day workweek, Bill Gates is imagining even less time spent in the office.
  • 2024 Healthcare Workforce Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

    As we look ahead, it’s important to see where we’ve been, what trends will continue, and what we can expect in healthcare staffing throughout 2024. The current workforce includes a potential for overworked clinicians, burnout, and reduced patient care—unless hospital leaders strategically implement solutions to combat this.

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