Category Archive: Workforce

Why 400K+ Americans in their 20s aren't working

Workers in their 20s are missing from the workforce — hundreds of thousands of them, Bloomberg reported March 17. It’s hard to pin down a reason why. 

The secret to employee retention? Solicit feedback, and act on it, says Bon Secours Mercy talent exec

Hospitals and health systems must consider various factors when trying to recruit and retain top talent. While employee feedback has long been among these factors, it has become even more crucial amid today’s healthcare challenges, according to Eric Va…

Northwell leans on externs for nurse hiring pipeline

Nursing is a family affair for Maureen Kenney, MSN, and her 26-year-old twin daughters, Emily Kenney, BSN, RN, and Elizabeth Kenney, BSN, RN. 

March Madness to cost employers $17B in lost productivity

The upcoming March Madness basketball tournament will cost employers $17.3 billion in lost productivity, according to a recent estimate from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. 

New York hospital goes international with nurse recruiting

Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Memorial Medical Center is using its new international nursing program to fill staffing gaps. 

More Americans feel effects of healthcare staff shortages, poll finds

Hospitals and health systems are not alone in experiencing the effects of staff shortages that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A growing number of Americans are also concerned about the issue.

Michigan healthcare workforce gets funding boost amid 27,000 vacant hospital jobs

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed House Bill 4016, which will provide $75 million to recruit, retain and train the state’s healthcare workforce. 

The 'Great Untethering': Clinicians are taking more contract roles, self-employing

Nurses and physicians are increasingly opting for contract roles and self-employment, according to a recent study from LinkedIn. The company termed this phenomenon the “Great Untethering.” 

Travel nurses more willing to explore permanent employment, small survey finds

As travel nurses seek flexibility and work-life balance, they are more open to permanent employment in 2023 than in previous years, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    

US sinks 4 spots in working women's index

The United States has never topped PwC’s Women in Work Index — but it performed notably worse in the most recent ranking, sinking four spots. 

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