Keeping experienced staff!!! - page 2

What is your facility doing to keep experienced staff? I need ideas to give the management at my facility. What benefits do nurses that have been on the unit for years have to stay?... Read More

  1. by   nursej22
    Staffing, schedules and pay.
  2. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from Jedrnurse
    But what if it's REALLY good pizza...?
    It's never really good pizza. The same cheap bas- er, I mean jerks don't spring for the good stuff. We're just lucky if it's not still frozen.
  3. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from TriciaJ
    It's never really good pizza. The same cheap bas- er, I mean jerks don't spring for the good stuff. We're just lucky if it's not still frozen.
    Yeah, lousy pizza to boot.
  4. by   beekee
    Quote from Been there,done that
    Experienced staff want pay raises and respect. Management knows this, but they would rather throw a pizza party.
    You get a pizza party? You must work first shift. We get to clean up the pizza party.
  5. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from beekee
    You get a pizza party? You must work first shift. We get to clean up the pizza party.
    Enjoy the crusts. I took them home for my dog.
  6. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Farawyn
    You fell, Ill.?
    Yeah, baby, you got it!

    Let's have a round of applause for Farawyn!

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  7. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Jedrnurse
    Nursing Dx: Altered mental status r/t severe pun overload...
    Get the Narcan out for this one!

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  8. by   Aj32Cna
    My employee just started giving us a bag with a few pieces of candy in it each month. It just makes everyone made because they won't give out raises but they have money to buy that stuff.
  9. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Farawyn
    We should just close this thread right now, because right here is THE answer.
    Pay raises would be nice. The pay of anyone with 15 years of experience or more was frozen for a couple of years because we "made too much money." (I didn't notice a cap on the salaries or bonuses of the suits however.) When our pay was unfrozen, we didn't get enough of a raise to keep us ahead of the nurses with five years less experience. Still haven't caught up.

    Respect would be nice. Pretty sure the suits don't respect anyone but other suits.

    Reduced floating, first dibs on vacation time and preferred holidays would be nice. Bidding into new schedule rotations based on seniority would be nice. I don't want to bump someone off their preferred rotation, but when one opens up I think the senior nurses should have first dibs to bid into it. Awarding seminars, preferred schedules, etc. based on seniority would be nice.

    But no freaking pizza party serving only sausage or pepperoni pizzas on Ash Wednesday please.
  10. by   QuarterLife88
    What are they doing? Nothing. Most experienced staff leave for greener pastures or retire. Management gives no cares to the happiness of nursing staff long-term.
  11. by   Rose_Queen
    Well, raising the pay of experienced nurses when they jack up the new grad start rate would be nice. It's insane that a new grad comes in making the same as someone with 10 years of experience. I see so much about retention, but the actions are all about recruitment and only recruitment.
  12. by   amoLucia
    Is this a homework assignment?
  13. by   CelticGoddess
    Quote from Jedrnurse
    But what if it's REALLY good pizza...?
    I can't get good pizza. Live too far from Chicago for that. Guess I'll just want money, better staffing and respect!

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