• How 2 hospitals in tourist towns are using employee housing to fight staff shortages

    At St. Luke's McCall (Idaho) Medical Center, four people turned down a job for a building service manager position. 
  • University Hospitals to comply with federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals has informed employees the health system will comply with federal vaccination requirements, according to a statement shared with Becker's Hospital Review.
  • Cleveland Clinic mandates COVID-19 vaccination

    To comply with federal vaccination requirements, Cleveland Clinic is mandating that its employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the health system announced Nov. 12.
  • 4.4 million quit jobs as vacancies soar to over 11 million in September 

    The healthcare industry led the charge on hiring as the labor shortage continued in September, revealing the depths of the imbalance in the labor market. 
  • Lifespan plans to hire 1,000 people of color in diversity efforts

    As part of its workforce diversity efforts, Lifespan will hire more than 1,000 people of color over the next four years, the Providence, R.I.-based health system announced.
  • Demystifying the labor shortage

    Despite the fact that job vacancies and creation are on an upward trend, companies across many industries are still facing a labor shortage. Low-paying jobs, a mismatch between workers and employers, and a wave of workers quitting all contribute to the shortage, Bloomberg reported on the "Stephanomics" podcast Nov. 11.
  • HCA Healthcare mandates COVID-19 vaccination

    To comply with federal vaccination requirements, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is mandating that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4, according to an internal email sent to staff and shared with Becker's Hospital Review.
  • US jobless claims hit pandemic low

    The number of people applying for unemployment insurance declined further last week, moving more toward a level seen before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 10.
  • CMS answers common questions about vaccination rule: 11 takeaways

    By ensuring all eligible staff members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, healthcare facilities can help stabilize the healthcare system and eliminate potential incentives for staff to move to different settings or to different states, CMS said Nov. 10 during a call about the agency's new vaccination rule.
  • Colorado reactivates crisis standards of care for healthcare staffing

    Colorado reactivated crisis standards of care Nov. 9 for staffing of healthcare systems in the state, which are facing workforce shortages amid the latest COVID-19 surge. 
  • A quarter of US workers want a job change in next 18 months, report finds 

    As the Great Resignation continues, workers are still looking to change jobs in the near future, with one-quarter of U.S workers considering retirement or a job change within the next 18 months, Bloomberg reported Nov. 9.
  • Texas health system offers $1,500 referral bonuses to public

    Longview, Texas-based Christus Good Shepherd Health System is offering a $1,500 referral bonus to members of the public, part of a nurse recruitment campaign.
  • Do unions have a diversity problem? 

    Many workers have been protected by unions since the late 18th century, especially in dangerous industries like construction. However, workers of color have faced historical racism within them. Unions are changing, but the pace remains slow, The New York Times reported Nov. 6. 
  • Rhode Island hospitals receive violation notices for vaccination requirement noncompliance

    Two Rhode Island hospitals have received notices saying they have not complied with the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers, according to The Boston Globe.
  • More companies are looking to robots for labor 

    As companies continue to feel the pressure of labor shortages, some are turning to automation to solve their staffing problems, Bloomberg reported Nov. 6.
  • Why labor organizing is making a comeback in the news

    Labor and supply shortages as well as changing work norms over the pandemic have forced employers to be more flexible, shifting some power back into the hands of workers. Now, labor has become a hot news beat, with more journalists ramping up their reporting in this area, The New York Times reported Nov. 7.
  • Mississippi hospital CNOs plea for state help amid staffing shortages

    Chief nursing officers from more than 30 Mississippi hospitals sent a letter to Gov. Tate Reeves and other state leaders to notify them of forecasted bed capacity shortfalls and plea for state help in maintaining nursing staff, according to Mississippi Today.
  • Big business groups push back against federal vaccine mandate

    With the Biden administration having decided to go ahead with vaccine mandates for businesses with over 100 employees, some business groups are voicing their concerns, CNBC reported Nov. 5. 
  • The Great Resignation and the rise of a 'passion economy'

    The Great Resignation has seen a large number of workers quit their jobs. Some of these workers aren't looking to return to the 9-to-5 grind, and instead are pursuing their passion projects, Fortune reported Nov. 3. 
  • Women are making up a larger share of unions

    Labor organizing is experiencing a surge, specifically in majority female-industries like healthcare and education, reported Bloomberg Nov. 3.

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