How Employee Engagement Impacts Your Healthcare Workforce Efficiency
In the year 2018, employee engagement is absolutely essential to the fundamental operations and efficiency of any size or specialty healthcare organization. Employee retention is imperative to maintaining a knowledgeable, trained, and experienced workforce throughout all business relations and patient interactions. To achieve this, it is absolutely critical that employers continue to find new and innovative ways to engage their full-time and contingent workforce employees from the bottom all the way to the very top.
Not only is creating an employee engagement strategy necessary for every business and corporation across a wide range of industries, it is even more impactful for industries with high turnover rates, such as the healthcare industry. Implementing an effective strategy coupled with designing a clear contingent workforce program is the secret sauce to successful healthcare management. Healthcare administrative teams work tirelessly to ensure their healthcare providers remain engaged in their jobs in order to develop and retain an efficient and skilled workforce.
Benefits of Effective Employee Engagement
Employee engagement occurs when employees feel dedicated, committed, interested in, and fascinated by their work. When employees are engaged and inspired by the work they do, they have a more enjoyable work experience and tend to perform at a higher level.
The benefits a healthcare management team could expect to experience from a higher rate of employee engagement are less provider turnover and attracting higher-quality talent to the company. With an established workforce who feels appreciated and therefore stays actively engaged, your organization is more likely to yield positive workplace environment reviews and a reputation for excellence.
How Do Companies Foster Employee Engagement?
Healthcare organizations are coming to realize that the key to employee engagement is to improve the overall daily experience of the average employee. This can consist of anything from maintaining a positive workplace culture, offering professional development workshops, to enhancing your employee incentive and reward program, even the integration of up to date and cutting-edge technologies. Simple and easy actions like the aforementioned can be taken by companies to improve and build a more effective employee engagement strategy.
A recent article by Forbes looked at six different employee engagement strategies that employers use to help keep their employees engaged and active in workplace functions. Among these methods were:
- Eliminate Workplace Tension
- Find Your Worker’s Most Positive Attributes And Capabilities
- Empower Your Employees To Innovate And Discover
- Give Your Employees A Chance To Show Leadership Abilities
- Share Your Successes With Your Employees
- Provide Consistent Leadership And Support For Your Employees
While these six methods are excellent ways to approach employee engagement, your overall employee engagement rate will improve more meaningfully if used in conjunction with basic improvements to fundamental aspects of their daily workplace interactions and functions. Your employees will arrive at work feeling energized and not only ready to perform their duties but more anxious to engage and grow within their workforce capacity. Try implementing a few of these ideas and observe the results.
Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line
Several studies have shown that an engaged workforce contributes greatly to the bottom line of a business or corporation. Some of these studies go as far to say that an engaged workforce literally drives the bottom line of a business or corporation. While the results of these studies are merely just food for thought because all businesses are different, they should provide enough motivation for employers across all industries to begin to implement methods to build upon in order to maintain engaged full-time and contingent workforces. If not for the purpose of driving the bottom line, at least for the purpose of improving the daily lives of the employees who show up to work every day and perform their duties.
To find out if your organization has the most effective and engaging contingent workforce strategy in place, request a consultation today.