Healthcare Onboarding: Why It’s Not Working For You
The healthcare industry is booming, so training/onboarding becomes a priority. The demand for healthcare workers gives the opportunity for career seekers more choice for where they want to work. This creates a push and pull on retention and staffing These available choices create a shortage of staff for some places, which may push management to want to get new-hires on the job sooner rather than later. However, taking that route and only half-implementing your critical onboarding process creates costly situations, and wastes valuable time in either the long or short run for the following reasons:
There’s specific processes for onboarding including:
Just as a company takes extra measures to ensure a consumer has an excellent customer experience to promote loyalty; the onboarding process takes measures to ensure the employee has a healthy, productive, and connected link to the company increasing employee retention. Ignoring these measures means costly retraining for more employees down the road because the initial ones didn’t stay.
If your medical facility is struggling with retaining fully staffed teams then each person you have trained to work immediately and then leaves has wasted the time of all involved. Those that the new hire shadows for training invest their time and talents, as well. In addition, you take further time to start the training all over again.
The cost of materials seem small, but they definitely add up. Training features for compliance, codes of ethics, expectations, values, goals, and mission statements are all part of material cost. Whether onboarding or not, compliance training takes priority and should mandatorily be taught for the welfare of your company and your new employee.
When you take your time and your employee completes the onboarding process successfully, three things happen:
- The employee will want to stay for the duration
- Staffing will increase to the benefit of your team
- Cost of material items, and cost of training demonstrates much less waste
Call Interactive Services today for a free consultation regarding your needs for an efficient onboarding process.