If you’re a healthcare human resources professional and missed this year’s fantastic ASHHRA conference in Fort Worth, TX, a few weeks ago we’ve got you covered!

We know you’re searching for cutting-edge healthcare HR staffing solutions that will give you the skills insights you need to build smarter training programs. That’s why NHA was there to showcase our variety of healthcare employer staffing solutions. We loved meeting and talking with many of our ASHHRA friends, and we also had the chance to attend sessions and hear what key speakers had to say.From our experiences, we’re sharing the top 10 (+1) key takeaways we curated just for healthcare HR professionals like you from this year's Conference (because we were in Texas and couldn’t fit the ideas into 10!) These invaluable insights will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to attract and retain top talent in the industry, ultimately ensuring quality patient care and the enduring success of your healthcare organization.

Top ASHHRA ’24 Takeaways for HR Pros

  1. It will take a long time to replace humans with AI, so it is best to leverage technology and data rather than completely replacing human involvement.

  2. Creating a learning organization is key to decreasing turnover and retaining employees. Upskilling and providing learning opportunities can help attract and retain talent.

  3. Fostering a culture of opportunity through tuition reimbursement and career paths can increase employee retention. Investing in employees and providing access to education can help employees feel valued and stay with the organization.

  4. Creating a culture of opportunity and learning within healthcare organizations is crucial to decreasing turnover and retaining employees. This can be achieved through initiatives such as tuition reimbursement, career paths, and upskilling programs. Investing in employees and providing access to education can help employees feel valued and more likely to stay with the organization.

  5. Leveraging technology and data is essential for healthcare organizations to improve efficiency and drive transformation. AI, machine learning, and data analytics can be powerful tools for healthcare organizations to make informed decisions, optimize processes, and enhance patient care.

  6. Recruiting and retaining underserved populations and addressing workforce shortages in healthcare is a significant challenge. Healthcare organizations need to develop strategies to attract, train, and upskill individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities.

  7. Social media platforms, such as TikTok, can be effective recruitment tools for healthcare organizations. Leveraging these platforms and other creative recruitment strategies can help reduce time and spending on clinical recruitment.

  8. Collaboration and partnerships between healthcare organizations and educational institutions are crucial for workforce development and bridging the skills gap. By working together, healthcare organizations can ensure that educational programs align with the needs of the industry and produce qualified candidates.

  9. Continuous learning and professional development are essential for healthcare professionals at all levels, including executives and HR. Ongoing training and education programs should be provided to improve skills, knowledge, and retention.

  10. The use of data and analytics can help healthcare organizations make informed decisions about talent management, recruitment, and retention. By analyzing data, organizations can identify trends, predict workforce needs, and develop targeted strategies to address talent gaps.

  11. Healthcare organizations should prioritize employee well-being and create a supportive and inclusive work environment. This includes promoting work-life balance, offering mental health support, and providing opportunities for career advancement and growth.

So, if you're searching for interactive, engaging solutions for your healthcare staff training and retention program, keep these insights from the ASHHRA Conference in mind. Embrace technology and leverage data-driven insights, invest in skills-based learning and development, foster a culture of opportunity, and prioritize employee well-being. By doing so, you'll create a workforce that is engaged, motivated, and committed to the success of your organization. Hope to see you at next year’s ASHHRA conference April 6-8, 2025, in Albuquerque, NM!




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