Recruitment and retention

  1. Hi there
    I am an Australian nurse who is involved in a project to find innovative recruitment and retention programs. We are trying to recruit nurses here in Australia as well and I have been researching innovative overseas programs that may be useful here. However despite long lit reviews information that has been published is minimal. I can't believe that hospitals are not doing more given the shortages. It would be really helpful for me if anyone knows of any good recruitment or retention programs if they could let me know the details of the projects and any way I can get more info about them.

    Thanks
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  3. by   buffy the vampire nurse
    Hey Normarae

    I was kinda afraid that there would be no takers on this one. There is no literature and teh wide spread shortages in all countries would seem to say that no one is getting it right. I waorked in the US for a year and the agency that employee us had a great retention policy that is if we broke our years contract we owed them $3000...no one left!
  4. by   fergus51
    Honey, all a place would have to do to retain ME for any long term contract is to treat me with respect, provide a safe patient to nurse ratio and a decent wage. As soon as I find that type of hospital, I'll never leave....
  5. by   normarae
    Originally posted by buffy the vampire nurse:
    Hi there
    I am an Australian nurse who is involved in a project to find innovative recruitment and retention programs. We are trying to recruit nurses here in Australia as well and I have been researching innovative overseas programs that may be useful here. However despite long lit reviews information that has been published is minimal. I can't believe that hospitals are not doing more given the shortages. It would be really helpful for me if anyone knows of any good recruitment or retention programs if they could let me know the details of the projects and any way I can get more info about them.

    Thanks
    buffy you need to go to another country -the hospitals here have not even found out how to hire a fair/efficient manager which is the reason we don't have retention in the U.S.


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  6. by   Mijourney
    Originally posted by fergus51:
    Honey, all a place would have to do to retain ME for any long term contract is to treat me with respect, provide a safe patient to nurse ratio and a decent wage. As soon as I find that type of hospital, I'll never leave....
    Hi. Ditto, fergus! And contract is the operative word. Also, I would like to have some hospital ownership which means I can directly participate in deciding who gets appointed in administrative positions including the CEO and the board of directors.

  7. by   fergus51
    Oh definitely Mijourney!!! You don't even want to get me started about our administrators!!!

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