• Work friendships may ease the 'Great Resignation'

    Work friends can help employees feel more connected to the company and encourage them to stay in their roles, CNBC reported Nov. 29.
  • Strengthening the healthcare workforce: 3 core areas to tackle

    Patients' healthcare needs are projected to outpace clinician supply in the coming years. See how these health systems are preparing.
  • Viewpoint: Don't use AI video platforms in hiring 

    Asynchronous video interview platforms place stress on candidates and test them in the wrong ways, columnist Sarah O'Connor argued in The Financial Times Nov. 30. 
  • High debt and low starting salaries leave some medical professionals concerned 

    Some medical professional degrees are saddling students with debt and providing low starting salaries, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 1. 
  • How to Recruit Like a Healthcare Disrupter

    Recruit like a healthcare disruptor — here's how. 
  • HCA pauses vaccination mandate in 18 states

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is pausing its COVID-19 vaccination mandate amid recent federal court decisions, except for states in which it operates that have their own mandates, according to a statement shared with Becker's.
  • Oregon psychiatric hospital proposes plan to hire hundreds of employees

    Amid existing staffing challenges, Oregon's largest public psychiatric facility is proposing a plan to hire hundreds of workers to address staff burnout and safety concerns, the Salem Reporter reported Nov. 29.
  • Metaverse opens new frontier in employee recruitment, training

    Metaverse worlds may be set to go mainstream, with organizations looking to the immersive technology as a way to recruit, hire and conduct new employee orientations, CNBC reported Nov. 30.
  • Riding The Waves

    The State of the Healthcare Workforce In many parts of the country the existing nursing shortage has been exacerbated by continuing COVID-19 waves. The challenge faced by many organizations is churn of its workforce; 86% of Baby Boomer nurses are considering retirement in the next five years, 42% of nurses are experiencing burn out, and hiring rates are not keeping pace with the rate of turnover. In fact, AMN Healthcare saw the ratio of nurse demand versus supply reach a level of more than four orders for every application in the second quarter of 2021.
  • OSHA extends comment period for vaccine-or-test rule for businesses

    The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the comment period for the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test mandate for private employers.
  • Chicago health systems team up to promote healthcare careers

    Chicago health systems are collaborating on a workforce development initiative to promote healthcare careers across the city's West and South sides.
  • Only 17% of Americans see their career as a source of meaning in their life 

    A new study from the Pew Research Center shed light on what brings meaning to the lives of people around the world and found that Americans weigh their careers less heavily than other nations, according to the report published Nov. 18.
  • Viewpoint: Younger workers are already fed up 

    As the Great Resignation trudges on, younger workers are expressing their dissatisfaction with the status quo of work, Lara Williams wrote in Bloomberg Nov. 28. 
  • Don't mix emojis and work, expert says 

    A new study has found that emojis are not perceived equally, nor are they used uniformly between genders in the workplace, and its author suggests forgoing their use in professional interactions, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 27. 
  • Jobless claims plummet below pre-pandemic levels

    Filings for unemployment plummeted to 199,000 on Nov. 20, the lowest levels since November 1969, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 24. 
  • Hospital employment still lagging — 4 proposed explanations

    While employment in ambulatory healthcare services has essentially climbed back to levels seen prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital employment has waned, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data cited by Advisory Board. 
  • 1 city, different paths: How Cleveland health systems approached vaccination mandates

    When Cleveland-based MetroHealth System announced its COVID-19 vaccination policy last summer, at the core of the decision was the health system's mission, according to Akram Boutros, MD, president and CEO of MetroHealth.
  • Viewpoint: Why landing a job during the 'Great Resignation' is harder than it may seem 

    Despite high job vacancies, some potential employees are still finding it difficult to land a job, reported Erin Lowry for Bloomberg Nov. 22. 
  • Florida hospitals make mandate decisions amid state fight against federal requirements

    The number of hospitals and health systems announcing COVID-19 vaccination mandates has continued to grow since CMS issued its regulation requiring healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs to fully vaccinate all eligible staff members by Jan. 4. But recently passed state legislation limiting vaccination mandates, alongside ongoing legal challenges to federal requirements, have complicated decisions for Florida hospitals regarding employee vaccination.
  • 5 trends in the future of work 

    As the pandemic shifted working patterns, more employers have changed strategies and procedures in the workplace for good. Here are five key trends to look out for in the future of work, reported by Forbes Nov. 22.
  • Scholarships could help close gender gap in STEM

    The sciences still have big gender issues, with disproportionate amounts of men in the field. Scholarships and financial aid to higher education institutions are a good starting point to fixing the problem, CNBC reported Nov. 20.
  • Healthcare associations say thank you to healthcare workers with ad campaign

    Three national healthcare groups are coming together during the holiday season for a campaign thanking healthcare workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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