Assimilating into a new role is exciting for both parties. New hires look forward to the opportunities presented at their new company, while the company can’t wait to see what their new employees will bring to the table. However, in the healthcare industry and beyond, onboarding new employees comes with it’s own set of challenges. Here are some of the common struggles faced in those first couple of weeks, along with the features of an employee portal that are meant to assist with those challenges.Read More >
It’s no secret that your employee portal and your website serve two different functions, have two different voices and take on two different personas. Your Intranet works to consolidate all functions within the workplace, automating processes and communications with other staff members. In short, your Intranet focuses on engagement between employees so that you can carry out the best possible work. The portal is behind-the-scenes. Your website, on the other hand, is the face of the organization. It serves to market your practice to the public. It engages patients and tries to reach out to potential new patients. Here are some tips on engagement with your healthcare website and your employee and staff Intranet.Read More >
In a hospital setting, every moment is crucial. With a work day packed to the brim, it's imperative to have the most efficient means of completing tasks, especially the smaller ones. Your Intranet can assist you in completing these tasks, making them simpler and quicker. The more time you save, the less stressful your day is. Read More >
Hospitals, medical centers, and healthcare organizations incur some of the highest internal costs compared to other industries. That said, they are always on the hunt for innovative ways to reduce their internal costs, tighten their expenditures and minimize healthcare policy changes.
Use your Intranet to Retain Quality Staff
Retaining a highly experienced and already trained hospital staff makes a positive impact on costs. Staff can range from doctors, surgeons, nurses, and even the housekeeping and cleaning department of the hospital. Retaining a skilled workforce will save a hospital thousands of dollars over a period of time. Activities like revitalizing or cleaning up computer equipment for the new staff member, training of new staff, and the potential costs of recruiting can affect a hospital’s bottom line.Read More >
Using an Intranet to create a culture of engagement and recognition can be very rewarding for your staff. A simple kudos can boost your organization’s productivity, morale, and even decrease employee attrition rates. When an employee feels that their extra efforts or hard work have paid off, it can really super charge the culture of the organization. A monetary bonus is not the only way to honor good work—a thank you can go a long way. I wanted to share four ways you can utilize your hospital Intranet to share the love and make your organization a more pleasant place to be.Read More >
The decision to deploy a new Intranet solution in your hospital may be simpler than getting people to make use of it. People often become accustomed to a specific workflow or they may seem resistant to change, even if it will improve the efficiency of their job in the long run. We’ve put together a list of 10 great ideas to help promote your hospital’s Intranet and attract more interest for people who enjoy the social aspects of their job.Read More >
Internal Marketing could be just what your organization needs to create the team you wish it was. When most people think of marketing they see large ads and catchy slogans. Marketers are essentially professional attention getters. This is traditionally used to grab attention from potential clients/customers or patients in the hospital world. Turning this power of a captive audience to your internal needs could be an extremely effective tool to your organization. An Intranet is the perfect tool to start bringing your employees and executive team into collaboration and increase employee engagement.Read More >
It’s time! Months of hard work is about to pay off with the launching of your intranet. Is it going to be the opening of the floodgates of communication within your organization or will it be a trickle? Employee engagement is vital to a successful launch of your intranet. In this blog post we’ll talk about ways to ensure that the intranet doesn’t flop when you finally flip the switch at go-live.
The most important thing to do is to get your marketing team involved. They are the experts on getting the word out to people. If people don’t know what changes the new intranet will bring, they won’t bother to utilize it to its potential. Some ways that the Marketing team can get involved is to make posters with screen shots of pages, make a video tour of the new intranet, and making sure there is something in the newsletter about it. These things should highlight the aspects of the intranet that will make staff’s lives easier, more productive, and that are engaging.Read More >
There can be many ways that your HOSPITAL'S INTRANET can fizzle out and lose the staff's engagement...
This can happen for various reasons: Employee turnover of key intranet editors, disinterest from the staff and lack of updated information just to name of few. In this blog post I want to give some tips on how to prevent the intranet from succumbing from these pitfalls.Read More >
Employee buy-in is often over looked or managed incorrectly
This may be the product of an already toxic work environment or possibly just a few bad apples are ruining it for the bunch. Sure, it’s easy to manage employees if everyone’s on the same page and everyone has the same goals. However, this is not usually the case. Having been on multiple training/implementation visits to hospitals varying in size from 20 beds to 200, I’ve noticed that this is a common problem across the board.
Employees or managers set in their old ways. “Debbie Downers”. Unwillingness to embrace new technology/employees. And the list goes on – misery loves company, right? Wrong! It doesn’t have to be this way. Don’t let it get to this point, or if it already has, take note of a few quick and easy things you can do to quickly help turn things around using tools that are already at your disposal.Read More >