Healthcare employees have witnessed significant change since the start of the pandemic—which has no doubt impacted their engagement and performance. From an intensifying need for staff due to COVID-19 hospitalizations, to high levels of burnout, turnover is straining healthcare organizations and their ability to provide the healthcare their patients need.
Our latest research explores drivers of engagement, areas of growth, and advice for building a magnetic culture that attracts, engages, and retains your best healthcare professionals.
Voluntary turnover in healthcare has already reached comparable levels for the entire year in the early 2010s. We predict that voluntary turnover rates will reach nearly 30% by the end of 2021.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
72% of healthcare employees are considered highly engaged, which can be attributed to:
Yet, 28% of healthcare employees are considered a retention risk due to perceptions of:
These items were the least favorable among healthcare employees.
The best way to prevent unwanted turnover is to focus on making incremental improvements in pursuit of a better workplace. Attract, engage, and retain your healthcare workers in a new world of work with these tips:
How and when healthcare leaders communicate to their teams about organizational changes are critical to employee engagement and retention. Keep lines of communication open and ensure supervisors are continually sharing important updates and changes.
Career growth and development are key to staff retention. Offer a variety of training and mentoring opportunities to ensure your nurses are staying motivated and on top of their game. Discuss career paths regularly to help your staff understand what skills or certifications might be necessary to progress professionally.
When medical professionals are mentally and emotionally connected to their work, team, and organization, they are less likely to leave. Celebrating successes (large and small) can make a big difference in staff engagement. Public, real-time recognition shows healthcare workers that they are valued and crucial to your system's success.
Getting a clear picture of turnover in your organization can be difficult. Prevent unwanted turnover and retain your nurses, aides, and technicians with Engagement, Performance, and Intelligence tools from Quantum Workplace.
Understand the impact of turnover in healthcare—including drivers of engagement, areas for growth, and 4 ways to retain top talent.
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