As the old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” however flowers are hardly the only thing to come out of May. With the end of May here, universities throughout the country have said their final farewell to the Class of 2015. Now, students who donned their caps and gowns will look to leverage their newly acquired diplomas and head into the nation’s growing workforce.
Hospitals in particular will be a landing spot for many recent graduates as the industry has added more than 60,000 jobs over the last six months alone and trends show they will continue to hire at high rates, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
With the matriculation of the Class of 2015, hospitals will be able to select from a pool of new talent, but individuals will need to be trained and brought up to speed on best-in-class corporate technologies and hospital workflows. Grooming new hires can be a stressful time for any vertical, however when operating a hectic, high-pressure environment—typically found in the healthcare sector—the stakes are raised.
Taking on new employees can be a daunting task, however, by implementing a workforce optimization solution, hospitals can easily integrate new staff into their system and save nearly 10 percent of their labor budget, in part by streamlining workflows and schedules (follow the link to register and view our on-demand webinar titled “Workforce Optimization” for a more in depth look).
To bring this new workforce up to speed expediently, consider implementing an intranet portal based in SharePoint within as a workforce optimization solution. Doing so allows doctors, nurses and other employees to communicate and collaborate seamlessly. By leveraging a solution such as this, employees can gain transparency into staff scheduling, availability and work requirements. When on boarding new employees it is critical to provide this level of streamline scheduling that will allow them an easier transition into their new work environment. Furthermore, utilizing a workforce optimization solution like the one described above will benefit current employees who will need to take on more responsibilities in helping new hires become acclimated to their new hospital.
To learn more about how workforce optimization can help your hospital integrate the new employees you’ll be hiring this summer, and how you can make your current staff more efficient, click here.