• Healthcare's trap of overqualified workers

    The post-pandemic labor force has 1.5 million fewer individuals with some post-secondary education short of a bachelor's degree. This shortfall is hitting healthcare hardest, affecting wages and qualification levels among jobholders. 
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  • Minnesota hospitals lost 1K beds in 3 years

    Minnesota hospitals have lost nearly 1,000 hospital beds since 2020, MPR News reported Dec. 20.
  • Hospitals fill more jobs as labor pressures cool: Fitch

    Hospitals are seeing more relief on the job front as wider labor conditions become less volatile, according to a Dec. 20 report from Fitch Ratings. 
  • Industry report: How AI is powering healthcare executive searches

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  • Workers want 'quiet management'

    Managers' attempts to quell quiet quitting may be having the opposite effect than they intended, Forbes reported Dec. 14. 
  • Healthcare's most stressful jobs

    Five healthcare professions have made a new ranking of America's most stressful jobs. 
  • 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.
  • '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.
  • 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.

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