Archive: Employee Engagement

Nurses Leave Their Managers, Not Their Jobs

Turnover is costly in every profession, but in nursing it takes its toll. Not only financially, but it affects quality, safety, and service.  The 2020 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report, found that the average cost per ...

3 Ways to Keep Millennial Employees Engaged

It’s not unusual to hear Boomer leaders lamenting about how quickly Millennial workers leave positions for new opportunities. The truth is, these are two very different generations with very different life experiences. Rather than disparaging the entire Millennial workforce, it’s ...

Get Ready for Recovery

Posted by Kristin Baird While healthcare grapples with the COVID-19 crisis, it’s difficult to focus on anything else. At the same time, it is important that leaders begin thinking about, and preparing for, the inevitable recovery period that will follow.  Burnout Prior to ...

Are you telling employees they are disposable?

Posted by Kristin Baird Every leader knows the importance of employee engagement. Without engagement, you won’t be able to deliver the safe, high-quality care you promise. Engagement requires that employees feel valued, appreciated, and secure. At the same time, business decisions, ...

Your Nurses Aren’t Whining – They’re Warning

Posted by Kristin Baird Patient experience happens during multiple moments of truth, but none are as vital as those happening at the bedside between the patient and nurse. Not long ago, I interviewed members of the senior executive team and the CFO ...

Compassion Fatigue is Real

Posted by Angela Fieler Newsflash!  Compassion fatigue is real.  I’m not sure I believed that until today.  Today, I wanted to strangle someone who I love dearly.  I was the living, breathing embodiment of that meme that says, “I have one ...

Bring Your Purpose to Work

Posted by Kristin Baird Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”  Finding your “why” is finding your purpose. I find that having a clear ...

Knowing or Doing?

Posted by Kristin Baird Whenever we do patient experience skills training with physicians, inevitably one of them will say, “I learned this in medical school. Tell me something I don’t know.” Here’s the thing; knowing is not doing, and hearing is not ...

How Much is a Thank You Note Worth?

Posted by Kristin Baird I was recently talking with a manger who was complaining about the amount of time she spent recruiting, interviewing and onboarding new employees. She had marginal employee engagement scores so we spent some time delving into how ...

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