Quote from enzati
Considering that our hospital has been unable to have any cost of living raises or significant increases in pay for over 4 years now, we want to provide them something that says they mean a lot to us!
Unfortunately, I think the lack of COL adjustment/pay raises shows your staff how exactly
much they're appreciated by the hospital.
Other options might include additional PTO days, being allowed to take additional (reimbursed) classwork towards a degree above the standard level reimbursed by your hospital, freedom from forced overtime shifts, the choice to work holiday shifts (or not).
Pay isn't everything, but it is something. To have a pay freeze for 4 years is not a good thing, and is not conducive to retaining experienced staff.