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    Five staffing agencies contracted by Mercy Iowa City began pulling their workers from the hospital shortly after it filed for bankruptcy protection, The Gazette reported Sept. 30. 
  • CommonSpirit embraces staffing summits

    Staffing plans are a crucial component of workforce strategies at any hospital or health system. And at Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, front-line clinicians are consistently weighing in on these plans through summits.  
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  • South Carolina hospital offers new employees free housing

    New employees of Hilton Head (S.C.) Hospital will have one less concern when they move to the island: Housing is included, at least temporarily. 
  • A hot summer for healthcare jobs

    Healthcare quietly experienced its most robust job growth this summer since the pandemic recovery, according to a new analysis from Altarum. 
  • Viewpoint: The 'last straw' for healthcare workers

    Increasing workplace violence has left many healthcare workers feeling unsafe on the job and, in some cases, is motivating them to consider a career change, Harry Severance, MD, wrote in a Sept. 26 op-ed for Medpage Today. 
  • The healthcare workers with the highest suicide risk: Study

    Relative to the general U.S. population, registered nurses, healthcare support workers and health technicians are more likely to die by suicide, according to a new study.
  • Providence sees record year for hiring

    Providence, a 51-hospital health system based in Renton, Wash., has had a record year for hiring.
  • 20 cities with the best job markets

    A good job market allows workers to make a comfortable living, feel confident in their job security, and enjoy a work-life balance and benefits like health insurance, according to SmartAsset. Based on these criteria, not all markets are created equally, a recent analysis found. 
  • The $355M cost of attrition, disengagement: McKinsey

    Employee disengagement and attrition is a multimillion-dollar problem for high-performing companies, according to a Sept. 11 report from McKinsey & Co. 
  • HCA Houston to add child care for hospital workers

    HCA Houston Healthcare, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, is building a $7 million child care learning center for employees at its Clear Lake hospital in Webster, Texas.
  • The state of quiet quitting: 5 recent updates

    Quiet quitting rose to popularity — online and on the clock — in summer 2022, as workers refused to go above and beyond their pay grade. The movement has continued well into 2023, as engagement continues to dip and new corporate quips surface on TikTok. 
  • Why some frustrated employees are 'rage applying'

    A number of fad terms have gained traction in recent years to describe workplace trends, such as "grumpy staying," "quiet quitting" and "bare minimum Mondays." Members of Generation Z in entry-level jobs have often coined these phrases in reaction to increased dissatisfaction at work. Some employees are also expressing their dissatisfaction by "rage applying."
  • The Healthcare Talent Ecosystem: How Holistic Staffing Strengthens Hospital + Health System Finances, Operations and Goals

    Healthcare staffing challenges are expected to persist, requiring leaders to devise strategies that meet short- and long-term talent needs. Rather than only deploying quick fixes — like contracting on-demand labor — some hospitals and health systems are approaching the issue from a “talent ecosystem” perspective.

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