1. To Attract New Hires, Create Volunteer Opportunities

    The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at a 17-year low, which is good news for American workers. Companies that want to add high-quality employees to their ranks are finding it hard to attract new talent. Offering a competitive salary and generous bonus programs are not enough. Candidates want time a…Read More

  2. How to Produce More Nurses Faster

    There is tremendous demand from students who want to enter nursing programs, yet last year 56,000 qualified applicants were turned away. So nursing programs are thinking out of the box, creating ways to accommodate more students. West Virginia University's School of Nursing is expanding their progra…Read More

  3. Hospitals and Colleges Partner to Ease Nursing Shortage

    In efforts to recruit and retain nurses, hospitals are partnering with local colleges to provide hands-on training to nursing students and creating internal pools to fill temporary vacancies without using contract labor. While these affiliations come with added cost, they also increase the likelihoo…Read More

  4. Nursing Shortage to Squeeze Hospital Margins

    Hospitals will continue to feel financial constraints from the ongoing nursing shortage for the next three to four years, according to a new report. Labor comprises more than half of most hospitals' operating revenue, and that share will continue to rise as turnover among nurses remains high and n…Read More

  5. The Nurse Shortage and Distribution Problem

    We are not just facing a nurse shortage issue. We are also facing a nurse distribution problem. There are numerous states who are experiencing this shortage to a much greater extent than others, but there are things we CAN do to help alleviate this shortage and distribution problem. Visit us at Sel…Read More

  6. Nursing Workforce to Grow 36%. Is that Enough?

    The average age of the nursing workforce in 2005 was 44, spurring widespread predictions of a nursing shortage as baby boomers retired. Now millennials are entering the profession in record numbers. Experts attribute their embrace of nursing to several factors. The profession offers stable lifetime …Read More

  7. How to Manage Millennials

    Managers must adapt their styles to each generation, according to an article in Healthcare Financial Management Association. Strategies to harness the strength of a multigenerational workforce and improve healthcare include: Be open-minded. Expect different style, dress, communication, and other p…Read More

  8. What Do Millennials Really Want?

    Within a few years Millennials will make up a majority of the workforce, and that percentage will continue to grow for at least another decade. Though many have not yet entered the workforce, Millennials have eclipsed Baby Boomers in numbers, according to the Pew Research Center. As of 2015, there w…Read More

  9. Wellness Programs Increase Productivity

    Wellness programs can increase companies' productivity, suggests a new study titled "Doing well by making well: The impact of corporate wellness programs on employee productivity." Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University in St. Louis found wellness…Read More

  10. Stop Nurse Bullying

    There is a despicable phrase about our profession that I refuse to say or write, but it is in regard to the idea that we consume our offspring. I won’t speak or write it because it must stop. Now.   Nurse bullying continues to be a problem in hospitals and healthcare organizations. Nursing is…Read More