Workforce Productivity

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Successfully Recruit and Retain the Patient Care Workforce

Today’s hospital and health system leaders must be innovative and assertive to manage costs in an incredibly challenging environment—a task that has been further complicated by persistent workforce shortages and turnover. Efforts to address these challenges range from monetary incentives—including higher wages, signing and retention bonuses, and increased shift differentials—greater reliance on traveling or agency staff, new recruiting efforts or expanded nurse residency programs, and staff wellness and mental health support. Key emerging insights on these efforts include:

Our labor and productivity experts help hospitals and health systems on a range of strategies to enhance retention, including the following:

  • Enhancing review of compensation and benefits
  • Identifying and addressing management issues 
  • Developing new career pathways
  • Implementing remote workforce policies
  • Considerations to clinical staff retention
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Workforce Challenges

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23% say that the ratio of administrative staff working remotely is likely to return to pre-pandemic levels. 66% said the ratio will remain at levels reached during the pandemic, and 11% said the percentage of staff working remotely will continue to increase.

Source: Kaufman Hall 2021 State of Healthcare Performance Improvement Report

Strategies for Restoring the Healthcare Workforce

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David Murdock is a Senior Vice President in Kaufman Hall’s Performance Improvement practice. His responsibilities include providing advisory services to hospitals and health systems nationwide, focusing on performance and quality improvement, management analytics, workforce productivity, and performance excellence.