• Hospitals investing in retention, but that may backfire

    Health systems are planning to invest heavily in employee retention and upskilling next year to solve workforce shortages and reduce reliance on contract labor. It seems, for now, supporting nurses and staff with additional wellness programs, benefits and professional development opportunities could positively affect the hospital's bottom line.
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  • Why nurse bullying is (still) on the rise

    Nurse bullying has been an issue for decades and continued during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in the post-pandemic era, allegations of toxic behavior are continuing to climb. 
  • Mass General Brigham offers buyouts for digital staff

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham is offering employees in its technology division buyouts in a bid to trim its workforce, the Boston Herald reported Nov. 9.
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  • CMS imposes hiring freeze

    CMS has been under a partial hiring freeze since July, Politico reported Nov. 8.
  • Is a holiday quitting spree on the horizon?

    Christmas vacation might turn permanent for a certain group of employees, according to a November report from management consulting firm Korn Ferry. 
  • Minnesota hospital lays off 30 as nursing home closes

    Cloquet, Minn.-based Community Memorial Hospital is laying off 30 staff at a nursing home it operates on the hospital campus.
  • Sutter Health workers picket outside psychiatric hospital

    Approximately 150 healthcare workers picketed outside the Sutter Center for Psychiatry hospital in Sacramento, Calif., Nov. 8 to protest wages and claim the system is "anti-union," according to a Nov. 8 report from The Sacramento Bee.
  • 'Quiet ambition' could spell trouble for succession plans

    The past few years have been riddled with sources of anxiety nationwide: a pandemic, political and social unrest, inflation, job insecurity, a potential recession. As a result, some people's goals have changed to center their own well-being — as opposed to their corporate job's bottom line. 
  • Health systems can't 'recruit our way out of a workforce shortage'

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's 2030 strategy is simple: to cure, connect and transform. But to get there, the world-renowned health system needs a robust people strategy developing the workforce of the future. 
  • 'Caring for the caregivers': 8 CEO influencers on reviving joy

    Hospital and health system CEOs are in a position to influence their workforces, as well as healthcare altogether. As they connect with their teams, they have unique opportunities to support clinicians and their well-being. 
  • LifeBridge Health's winning formula for a thriving physician workforce

    As a community health system in a market saturated with large and internationally renowned health systems, Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health is highly focused on fostering a positive work environment to attract and retain physicians amid a worsening shortage. 
  • The 'Great Retirement' persists

    The U.S. saw a surplus of retirees amid the pandemic, and fewer adults than expected have reentered the workforce as COVID-19 threats fade, Bloomberg reported Nov. 6.
  • BJC expands 'live near your work' program for employees

    BJC HealthCare and Washington University, both based in St. Louis, are expanding a program that supports employees with home ownership costs. 
  • The rising risks for healthcare workers

    Healthcare workers put their time and energy into providing high-quality care to patients each day. At the same time, there is both anecdotal evidence and data indicating rising rates of violence in their places of work.
  • Labor initiatives abound but need coherence, Kaufman Hall says

    In a post-pandemic world still beset by inflation pressures and labor costs and shortages, many health systems are carrying out initiatives to boost employee retention and lessen reliance on contract labor.
  • When low attrition becomes a challenge

    Companies are grappling with a new issue post Great Resignation: Not enough employees are quitting. 
  • Nurse burnout remains high: 9 numbers to know

    A report released Nov. 6 by market research firm McKinsey & Co. provides insights into the nursing workforce and nurses' mental health and well-being. 
  • Gen Z turns to TikTok for career advice

    Workplace trends like "quiet quitting" and "coffee badging" are not materializing out of thin air. They're coming from TikTok, the video platform increasingly being used for career advice. 
  • The positive trends in healthcare employment

    Amid financial strain and operational challenges, hospitals and health systems have also faced challenges related to recruiting and retaining workers. Workers have exited their organizations, or considered quitting, citing reasons such as not feeling valued, lack of support for their well-being and wages not keeping up with inflation. However, there is a silver lining as healthcare employment has continued to trend up in certain areas.
  • Healthcare job cuts up 109% 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 one new analysis.

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