What you can do to improve hiring and retention
Increase compensation and incentives.
Money talks, but so do benefits and perks. Offer sweeteners that workers will not find anywhere else.
The days of the 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. workplace are quickly fading. Although it is unreasonable for a practice to allow employees to work whenever they want, be open to having them work at different times on certain days so they can attend to family and other life issues.
When looking for new employees, utilize job sites like Monster.com on both a local and regional level. Use your internal social media channels for networking and finding worker talent.
Have open dialogue.
For current staff, ask employees what they want and what issues they are having. Solve problems before they get too big and fix concerns that are reasonable. Employees will appreciate that you listened.
Go beyond health care.
Practices often prefer those with experience in health care, but many qualified people have never worked in a practice. Be open to bringing in bright people from outside the health care arena.