Employee Engagement for Healthcare Facilities

The Cure for the Disengagement Blues

With the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry, it’s no wonder hospitals and assisted living facilities struggle to retain top professionals in the field. New regulations regarding patient satisfaction scores, generational gaps within the workforce, and workforce shortages, are key factors when discussing employee engagement in your healthcare facility.

Healthcare Human Resources professionals find it a constant battle to hire and retain skilled nurses and other healthcare workers. The growing healthcare needs of the aging baby boomers, coupled with an aging workforce of healthcare professional headed towards retirement, make it more important than ever to explore ways to increase employee engagement and make your facility more attractive to new employees.

Learn how a daily dose of recognition from the C.A. Short Company will improve employee engagement, increase patient satisfaction, and positively impact your bottom-line. 

Hospital workers have an average injury rate that is double the national average for all US industries. The 2013 Gallup Poll proves that a high level of employee engagement not only exhibits 48% fewer safety accidents but affects other business goals positively as well; metrics such as

  • 21% higher productivity
  • 22% higher profitability
  • 41% higher quality
  • 37% reduced absenteeism
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Q: Who is C.A. Short Company?

A: C.A. Short Company develops Years of Service Awards and Total Recognition Platforms for some of the largest healthcare facilities across the country. Hospitals, assisted living communities, and clinics use the C.A. Short Company platforms to engage their healthcare workers throughout the year.

Q: How can C.A. Short Company drive employee engagement in my facility?

A: Through the use of our People Are Everything Total Engagement Platform, healthcare facilities are able to monitor and measure employee engagement using formal, informal, and day-to-day recognition.

Q: Why does Employee Engagement matter in a healthcare environment?

A: With the focus on patient satisfaction scores, as well as the struggle to recruit top healthcare professionals, it is more important than ever to keep an engaged workforce. Studies show that high levels of employee engagement correlate to higher productivity, reduced absenteeism, and fewer safety accidents. Investing in employee engagement means higher profitability.

Q: What does C.A. Short Company do to increase employee engagement?

A: C.A. Short Company has developed the People Are Everything Total Engagement Platform that drives employee engagement through social media, peer-to-peer recognition, achievement badges, eCards, and point-based recognition. The platform allows for both organization-wide and department achievements. This means that healthcare facilities are now able to create a culture of recognition that integrates the organizational goals of the healthcare administrators to the janitorial staff and every team member in between.