5 Workforce Management Strategies to Boost Staff Engagement

Staff engagement impacts both cost and quality outcomes in health systems. Key findings from a survey of 76 healthcare nursing and human resources leaders include:

Voluntary nurse turnover continues to be a challenge, especially among millennials.

The two factors that have the biggest impact on nurse engagement are unsustainable and/or unbalanced workloads and work/life balance.

The five staffing strategies that respondents feel can help boost engagement are:

  • Successful and effective incentive program(s) to fill difficult shifts
  • Staffing based on patient need
  • Self-Scheduling
  • More nurses working to top of their license
  • Equitable workloads


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