In healthcare, employee retention is an essential element of success. One thing to keep in mind is that low turnover improves continuity of care for patients and enhances quality. Also, a competent workforce improves physician engagement with the healthcare system by allowing physicians to practice more efficiently.

By getting feedback from potential candidates and our partnerships with our clients, we have developed ways to find out about candidates career goals and needs. By understanding the candidate’s goals, we can assist them in seeing how to handle future growth opportunities in their new roles.

The worst thing that can happen to a busy healthcare organization is when high performing employees leave because they are not happy or engaged. Below you will find five strategies that can help create a powerful impact with your current staff, and keep star employees from quitting.

5 Helpful Strategies

Treat With Respect
Get to know your staff on a personal level that will make them feel appreciated and not just another employee.

Get Their Feedback
Always have open discussions with your team, by continually asking them what’s working and what’s not. By asking for their feedback, it helps to create a happy working environment for everyone.

Create A Learning Environment
Allow your team to explore different opportunities for growth inside your company, for example by having them lead or join lunch and learn or joining a cross-functional project. By learning new skills, it will help keep employees engaged at work.

Peer Interviews
To ensure that any new hire is a fit for your organization, involve frontline employees with the hiring process. By including peer interviewing techniques, the candidate has the chance to meet with their future coworkers and see who they’ll be working with and the employees can determine if there’s a cultural fit.

Write Thank You Notes
Sending thank you notes to employees home creates an impact on your daily operations. They don’t have to be long, just describe the positive actions observed and show appreciation. By thanking your employees personally, it also shows their loved ones how appreciated they are when they are always being pulled away from the family.

In summary, if star employees don’t see a future for themselves in your company they are going to start looking elsewhere, is as simple as that. If you have any questions, call us today let KTE Services help you. You can reach us at 904-940-5415 or
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