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Staff Retention - It's all a Game by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 28 Oct 2008 9:40pm Ask any group of managers what their number one challenge related to employees is and you'll hear the same answer: retention. "I'm spending hours and hours of time, interviewing and selecting just the right people - and then they leave," says one. "We invest a ton of money in training new employees - and then they leave," says another. ... Read on »
It’s STILL all about retention by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 5:28pm This is the richest hiring market I can remember – it’s exciting. We had the need for an additional online course developer, so I reluctantly placed my standard Craig’s list ad. Hiring new people into this level of a job isn’t fun for me, typically. I know that our needs are unique and that few people even know what we do, let alone already know ... Read on »
Creating a Culture of Retention - Step 1 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 28 Oct 2008 9:40pm Employee turnover and retention-related issues is one of the biggest challenges for providers of in-home and community based care today. Turnover is costly in terms of dollars, reputation, quality of care and just about every other measure of success. Employers are reluctant to invest in new employees ("They'll just leave, anyway") and so the ... Read on »
Training and retention go hand in hand for building a successful team by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Jul 2009 10:45pm Here’s an interesting concept: hiring someone else’s star employee won’t necessarily ensure that he’ll become your star employee. In fact, a professor at Harvard Business School recently found that it can take up to 5 years for a person to work at his highest level within a company. Until then, he’ll be underperforming. This professor found ... Read on »
URINARY RETENTION by Neo-Conduit Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 May 2009 11:40pm I am writing this wee spirt for anyone who doesn't really know the true implications of how URINARY RETENTION can affect a patient. Firstly when in true ACUTE urinary retention, the pain is unbelievable. In a person with a intact urinary bladder the symptoms can be: BACK PAIN, SUPRA PUBIC/PELVIC PAIN, KIDNEY PAIN, URETHRAL PAIN, STRAINING ... Read on »
Flare update-Tried Jini's Pro-Biotic Retention Enema by Jay Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:17pm Well I will admit this was quite a weird experience as I never thought in my life that I would be given myself an enema..lol If you have read my last post you will see that while I was in Hawaii I went into some kind of flare which just consisted of very bad bloating and cramps but like so bad that they almost put me onto my knees many time ... Read on »
Nurse Retention: the beat goes on... by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 9:32pm H&HN (January 05) once again addresses Nurse Retention and includes an Executive's Guide to Keeping One of your Hospital's Most Valuable Resources pullout section.  The section highlights nine principles and elements of a helpful practice and work environment, and no surprise is principle number 4 "The presence of adequate numbers of qualified ... Read on »
Retention Factors for Nurse Managers by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 9:32pm Hospitals and Health Networks had an article in their April issue titled Nurturing Your Nurse Managers and they presented five retention factors for nurse managers from a study published in Nursing Economics in 2003.  Well, I don't want to beat the drum too much, however, number 4 was Work/Life Balance and it included flexible scheduling and re ... Read on »
Mentoring as tool for training and retention by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Aug 2009 9:26am If you’ve been following the various findings about reducing turnover and increasing employee retention, especially within senior care, you’ve probably seen the term “mentoring.” Mentoring is one way to blend training and help it carry over into the day-to-day workplace, while supporting the personal and professional growth of the employee. M ... Read on »