Interesting discussion on nursing retention... - page 2
An interesting discussion on nursing retention on a Human Resources BB:... Read More
Jun 20, '02Kevin and RNCountry, you guys ROCK!!!! You both stated the REAL issues so eloquently. Perhaps your comments shold be forwarded where they might do some good. Now, if we could only figure out where that would be....
Jun 20, '02Kevin and RNcountry--wonderful responses. Of course I doubt that management will hear you, but you said it all. Maybe you should submit your responses to major newspaper editorial columns. It is high time for nurses to be heard. The silence of this profession is deafening. Speak up!
Jun 20, '02Norbert,
I loved the idea of granting practice privileges! The idea is original and thought-provoking.
Jun 22, '02Interesting thread, both here and at the link. As usual a lot of non nurses and sadly nurses either don't understand or refuse to face the issues head on.
Our HR department was not very efficient with applications and follow up. We addressed this in negotiations and won the right for the Union to review all applications. Suddenly HR processing of applications improved. Much useful and interesting data was revealed by looking at the aplications. It forced the"suits" to realize that they were only recruiting from nurses new to the area, they weren't recruiting nurses away from their competitors and when combined with why and where people were leaving/going to it lead to further improvements.
Jun 22, '02Originally posted by kmchugh
I posted my own response on the BB just now. I love stiking my nose into places where people who aren't nurses are discussing what's wrong with nurses. I'm sure the genuises on that board will ignore me as a crank.
the "I-know-I-make-less-money-than-a-dental-hygenist-and-I'm-proud" syndrome.
when will we ever learn??
Jun 22, '02just thought i would throw in a couple things.
i get calls all the time asking if i have seen an app? i call human resources, and they can't seem to find it.........imagine that?
as far as retention? our administration has given us a 3% raise. then they are giving us a bi anual lump sum, of 4% of our yearly income, as a retention plan. what it really is, is a raise that they can pull if the shortage ever ceases.
Jun 27, '02Kevin, Helen and Joy:
My hats off to you for eloquently speaking about the profession and educating these HR souls. Maybe they will finally HEAR what nurses have been telling them all along.
Jun 27, '02Originally posted by lindalee
It is high time for nurses to be heard. The silence of this profession is deafening. Speak up! [/B]