Shortages of nursing professionals, certified direct care staff, and administrators in the healthcare industry have facilities attempting creative ways to retain the healthcare staff they do have. Referral bonuses for professionals who recommend the facility to other professionals who take positions are a new idea. It is clever because it is a win-win scenario. Staff are kept happy with bonuses, and the facility recruits new hires without a recruiting agency.
Benefits packages have been cut in most industries due to the rising costs of premiums. They are valuable to professionals and contribute immensely to the attractiveness of a total compensation package. It is actually less expensive to keep staff by offering benefits than it is to pay for overtime costs and temporary staffing to fill shifts.
One benefit in particular that benefits all the staff, professional and direct care, is an employee assistance program (EAP). The program consists of … Read the restRead More