Amid labor shortages and increased competition for talent, it’s essential to prioritize your people. While there is no magic formula to attract talent, employers can implement the following key strategies to foster a positive, healthy culture:
Ensure that pay and benefits are aligned to the market. Employers should also consider offering hiring bonuses, attractive benefits or other incentives that acknowledge the value and contributions of healthcare administration professionals.
Encouraging open communication and providing feedback can increase employee engagement and improve productivity. Communication is vital to a healthy workplace culture.
Invest in workforce training
Investing in employees can help reduce turnover. Learning opportunities such as training sessions and career development are excellent ways to help demonstrate loyalty to workers. Cross-departmental training can also empower employees to experience new roles, expanding their knowledge and skill set.
Develop paths for career advancement
Engagement increases when employees know there is potential for career progression. By offering paths for professional growth and advancement, employers can increase workforce retention and attract new talent.
Train entry-level employees
Individuals with the right soft skills can often be trained to succeed in the healthcare space. While industry knowledge is generally preferred, traits such as empathy, work ethic and adaptability can easily be applied in healthcare roles. The time and training invested in a driven entry-level employee can be recouped as they grow into their role.
What Role Can Managed Solutions Play in Addressing the Healthcare Workforce Shortage?
In the current healthcare climate, the process of recruiting and hiring healthcare administration workers can be daunting. Most hospitals and healthcare facilities are understaffed and lack the resources required to successfully onboard, train and manage new employees.
A managed solutions provider can offer a strong infrastructure to achieve recruitment and retention goals. In addition to expanding access to a national pool of qualified candidates, they can efficiently drive new hire selection, onboarding and managerial oversight. Reinforcing technology and operations needs can also help avoid technical issues, system failures and other major delays in the onboarding process.
With employee burnout on the rise, managed solutions reduce the workload on current employees, who are traditionally responsible for onboarding and training. Acknowledging the contributions of these employees and lessening their workload benefits talent retention.
The right managed solutions provider can ensure new healthcare administrators feel valued and supported, and that they receive the training necessary for professional success. A positive onboarding and training experience increases the likelihood that new employees will stay on the job.
In an increasingly demanding field, managed solutions provide the relief and support hospitals and healthcare facilities need to meet patient demand now and in the future.
With over a decade at Aston Carter supporting the healthcare industry, Jason Jozsa leads the Managed Solutions offering in the health space. Focused on enhanced offerings within revenue cycle, patient access and hospital administration, Jason and his team provide added infrastructure and capabilities to health systems.