Allow us to state the obvious: working in the healthcare field is stressful.
This focus can be demoralizing to anyone that simply wants to provide the best care for his or her patients.
Is it a wonder then that nursing recruitment is a challenge? And once you recruit a nurse, there is that constant pressure to keep them on your team. Factors like a practice’s autonomy, inclusion in decision-making, management’s respect of workers, workload, and shifts worked all affect retention.
While you’re feeling the brunt of this in nursing, it is a global epidemic. According to a recent Gallup survey, nearly 90% of employees worldwide are disengaged. Of those, 24% are “actively disengaged,” meaning they are unproductive at work and likely to spread their negativity to coworkers.
And this disengagement is hurting you. In another survey by Gallup, organizations that skew higher on engagement have double the odds of success when looking at metrics like financial performance, retention, and absenteeism metrics, amongst others. For those in the 99th percentile, that success rate is 4 times as high!
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Stay posted for Part 2, out on Thursday, where we focus on vital trends disrupting today's workplace.