When it comes to your Intranet, a little creativity goes a long way. The countless features your portal offers makes it simple to incorporate new projects, pages, and forums to improve internal communications, workflows, and more. Turn your brilliant ideas into reality (your vendor will be able to help you, too!) Not sure where to begin? Here are 5 Intranet project ideas to get you started.Read More >
Launching a new Intranet is an exciting and challenging process. Your organization now has this robust system that will allow you to improve internal communications, workflow, and management. However, there is always a learning curve involved, and it will take time to truly assimilate the technology into the work culture. Getting employees excited to use the Intranet is one way to help achieve this. Here are some ways to engage your staff during the implementation of your Intranet.Read More >
Every member of the team works to advance your organization. That said, it’s important to express appreciation for each role, whether large or small, for what they do. Taking the time to recognize your employees ensures that workers feel welcome and needed, and it can only impact your organization and culture in a positive way.
Employee Appreciation Day takes place March 3, and we think today is as good of a time as ever to show your employees that you appreciate them. However, it’s a good idea to show positive reinforcement to your staff not just today, but on a regular basis. Day-to-day recognition creates a sense of meaning and purpose for employees. In honor of the holiday, we’ve put together some ideas you can use to express appreciation to your team members any day.Read More >
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 >
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 >
3 ways your intranet can help new employees
Do you remember your first day of work? It was most likely filled with nerves and excitement to start a new chapter in your career. It was also probably filled with mounds of paper work, lots of strange new faces, endless training videos, and time spent finding out where to go for what. In other words, the first day on the job can be a daunting one.
Here are some ways that you can use your intranet to help the new comers to the hospital and the people that help get them situated.
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Given reimbursement changes in healthcare, HCAHPS and patient satisfaction are front and center in the minds most healthcare leaders today. What many healthcare organizations have come to realize is that superior patient satisfaction requires an ongoing proactive approach from the entire organization. As a result, more and more hospitals are engaging in various forms of service excellence initiatives. Let's be honest, frontline workers in healthcare put their heart and soul into their work. Long hours, combined with tremendous physical and emotional demands and high-stakes work, can make it a challenge to continue to tap a well of inspiration.