How to Retain Healthcare Workers

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 1/14/20 11:00 AM

Turnover is a major issue in the healthcare sector, which is why increasing employee retention is a top priority for many hospitals and clinics. You might think that higher salaries are the key to retaining workers. While salary increases may help, there are other powerful employee retention strategies you can use.

According to a Nursing Solutions, Inc. report the 2018 turnover rate in hospitals increased to 19.1%, the highest in the decade. The overwhelming majority of hospital separations, 92.7%, were voluntary terminations. Employees leave because they are choosing to. The epidemic isn’t confined to nursing staff. A Leaders for Today survey found that more than 47% of non-clinical admin employees plan to leave their position within two years and more than 42% of clinical admin staff will do the same.

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Topics: workforce training, Healthcare Upskilling, Outcomes

What is the Difference Between Job Training & Workforce Development?

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 1/8/20 11:06 AM

You know that training and developing your employees is vital to the success of your business. The question is, what kind of upskilling do your employees need? Should you provide workforce development or job training? What exactly is the difference?

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Topics: workforce training, workforce development

How to Support Older Workers with Training Opportunities

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 1/2/20 11:00 AM

People are staying in the workforce longer, some into their 70’s and beyond. For businesses, this longevity can be a valuable asset. Providing jobs for people over 50, means you retain their wisdom, experience, and industry knowledge. You can reap the full benefits of a multi-generational workforce by supporting older workers with training opportunities.

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Topics: workforce training, working learners

Top Skills Your Workers Will Need in 2020

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 12/30/19 11:00 AM

As we approach a new year and a new decade, smart employers are already looking to the future. They’re considering what skills employees will need to meet changing industry demands. Healthcare, skilled trades, and many other industries are in a state of change and growth. Your employees should be too. 

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Topics: soft skills, workforce training

How Training Can Meet the Challenges of the Hospitality Industry

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 12/23/19 11:00 AM

The hospitality industry is growing. It’s also feeling the pinch of the record-low unemployment rate and high workforce non-participation rates. To find and keep qualified workers, hospitality industry leaders must embrace training as a solution.

Dara Warn, Chief Operating Officer at Penn Foster, shares some advice for what to look for in a training partner and how to help hospitality employees meet training goals.

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Topics: workforce training, hospitality

Will a Skills Gap Impact Your Industry in 2020?

Posted by Des Sinkevich on 12/18/19 11:00 AM

Is the skills gap real? Whether you believe it’s a business boogeyman that lurks in the dark imaginations of overworked hiring managers, or you see it as a problem for your LinkedIn connections, you might agree on this one thing: it won’t affect your industry. After all, roles at your company are in demand and you have more applicants than positions to fill. For now.

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Topics: Upskilling, Skills Gap, workforce training

Building Foundational Skills for Middle-Skilled Workers

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 12/4/19 11:00 AM

As a business leader, you expect your employees to have certain foundational skills. Some of these competencies vary by industry. For example, if you're running a contracting company you might expect all employees to have the math skills to be able to accurately calculate space and distance. If you're the HR manager at a hospital, you might expect that all employees know how to use your medical records management system. Other skills, like communication, ethics, and problem solving, are so universal that they go without saying. Or do they?

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Topics: soft skills, workforce training, leadership

An Opportunity Builds in the Construction Skills Gap

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 10/2/19 11:00 AM

Depending on your perspective, the construction industry is facing either a serious problem, or a valuable opportunity. Throughout the building boom from 2012 to 2015, general contractors and construction companies struggled to find enough workers to do the job. Now, as growth levels off, general contractors and other industry leaders find that the construction skills gap is as pressing as ever. But that problem masks a valuable opportunity.

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Topics: Skills Gap, workforce training, Construction

5 Best Practices for Implementing a Successful Workforce Development Program

Posted by Jake Sotir on 9/12/19 11:00 AM

As unemployment numbers continue to hover below 4% nationwide, many organizations with open positions have found it difficult to find skilled workers. As a result, many are turning to education in order to reduce the need to hire externally; employers are opting to train and upskill their workforce from within. While the return on investment for providing in-house skills training is more than worth the initial cost for most employers, generating demand and momentum for your workforce development program from the beginning is vital to long-term success.

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Topics: Upskilling, workforce training, workforce development, working learners

Help Employees Balance Work, Life, and Learning

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 5/22/19 11:00 AM

The pace of change in the modern workplace means that your employees must learn continuously.

Gone are the days when a student could graduate from college or high school, get a few months of on-the-job training, and be set for a career. Today, the evolution of technology means that employees must keep learning and developing throughout their working lives. Employers that understand this new reality help employees strike a balance between work, life, and learning.

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Topics: Employee Retention, Learning and Development, workforce training

 

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