Tag: employee well-being

Managing challenging employees: When to let go

TAKEAWAYS • HR should be involved early in the disciplinary process to help guide OR leaders’ decision-making throughout disciplinary and/or remediatoin processes. • Timing, privacy, opportunities for employee feedback, and an empathetic approach are among the most important considerations for a final termination meeting. • Whatever the process for communicating…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
April 19, 2024
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Managing challenging employees: How to help

TAKEAWAYS • Addressing an employee with a competency or behavior issue is important for the well-being of staff and managers. • Determining the reason for the issue is an important first step to resolving it. • Sources of support for managers include colleagues, human resources, and educators. In today’s perioperative…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
April 19, 2024
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CDC releases 'hospital-tested' guide to combat worker burnout

Editor's Note The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), of the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is releasing an innovative, hospital-tested guide aimed at addressing and mitigating healthcare worker burnout, a CDC March 18 press release reports. This initiative is a cornerstone of the Impact…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 27, 2024
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Survey: Healthcare worker burnout rates particularly high for women

Editor's Note Although burnout rates are high for all healthcare workers, females are particularly susceptible, according to a March 8 report in The Hill detailing a recent survey. Conducted by nursing marketplace firm ShiftKey, the survey found that 86 percent of all women in healthcare reported experiencing burnout, with 64…

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By: Matt Danford
March 13, 2024
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A look back: 10 years of staffing data show scope of challenges for OR leaders

Data and surveys

Takeaways The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated staffing problems, and although some parameters have improved, challenges remain. Surgical volume took a sharp drop during the pandemic but is now rebounding. Over the years, the gap in difficulty between recruiting RNs and recruiting STs has narrowed. Last month, OR Manager looked back on…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
February 27, 2024
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Blast from the past: 10 tips on successful perioperative leadership for new managers

Perioperative nursing, like any field, requires authenticity, honesty, and integrity for successful management. As perioperative represents one of the most challenging and demanding healthcare environments, patient-centered leadership is a must. This article previously published by OR Manager, titled "Words of wisdom: OR leaders offer tips for new managers," expands on…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 9, 2023
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‘Grumpy staying’ added to ‘quiet quitting,' ‘loud quitting’

Editor's Note A new term, “grumpy staying,” has been added to the terms being used to describe members of today’s workforce. Grumpy staying refers to the behavior of workers who choose to remain in their jobs while exhibiting irritable and discontented attitudes, Teambuilding.com reports. Causes of grumpy staying include: Job…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 11, 2023
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New survey shows disconnect between C-suite, employee perceptions of well-being

Editor's Note A new survey released June 21 by Deloitte and Workplace Intelligence finds that up to 60% of employees are considering switching to new jobs because stress at work is hurting their mental (58%), physical (63%), social (45%), or financial (35%) well-being. The survey also finds that three in…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 26, 2023
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