September 24, 2018 – It is a highly competitive recruitment climate for hospitals and health systems thanks to low unemployment and an increasing shortage of healthcare workers.
Organizations are offering appealing incentives to try and draw in talent – including tuition reimbursement and thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses. While these flashy perks can get people in the door, what happens when they get there? Does the organization foster a positive culture and have processes in place that make staff want to stay for the long haul?
Organizations can throw money at people and keep them happy for a while, but if the work environment causes people to be stressed and overworked all the time, they will quickly burnout and jump ship. It’s a Band-Aid approach.
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