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Alternative Strategies for Recruitment and Retention: One Hospital’s Experience. Gaye Lynn Ambeau, SPHR Tracy Harris, RN, BSN. The Latest Challenges. Katrina/Rita Effect 2,034 RNs – moved out of state Net loss of 874 RNs Decreased growth rate in nurse population.

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alternative strategies for recruitment and retention one hospital s experience

Alternative Strategies for Recruitment and Retention: One Hospital’s Experience

Gaye Lynn Ambeau, SPHR

Tracy Harris, RN, BSN

the latest challenges
The Latest Challenges
  • Katrina/Rita Effect
    • 2,034 RNs – moved out of state
    • Net loss of 874 RNs
    • Decreased growth rate in nurse population

Source of Data: 2005 and 2006 LA State Board of Nursing Annual Report

goal of hiring process
Goal of Hiring Process:

The right person in

the right job at

the right pay

identify your strengths
Identify Your Strengths
  • Stability
  • Market Leader
  • Culture
  • Competitive Pay/Benefits
  • Flexibility
identify your audience
Identify Your Audience
  • Who should you target in recruiting?
  • Which strength speaks to your audience?
  • What is most important to them?
    • Flexibility
    • Opportunity to advance
    • Training
    • Participation in decisions
    • Pay
    • Benefits
employment options
Employment Options
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • PRN
  • WOW
  • Full Time or Part Time – No Benefits
  • Flex Pool
  • Temporary In-House Contract
design recruiting strategy
Design Recruiting Strategy
  • Traditional Recruiting Tools
    • Newspaper Advertising
    • Internet Advertising
    • Job Fairs
new grads
New Grads
  • Internships
  • Nurse Tech Programs
  • Partnership with Local Schools
  • Luncheons / Seminars for Senior Students
  • Training Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement / Assistance Programs
experienced nurses
Experienced Nurses
  • Convert Agency Staff
  • Selective Direct Mail
  • Supplemental Staffing Program - MyBid
current staff
Current Staff
  • Education programs to develop new nurses from great employees
  • CNA to LPN
  • LPN to RN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN to MSN
question
Question??

Of all the tools we use to make hiring decisions, which has been proven to be the LEAST predictive of future success?

interview process
Interview Process
  • Past behavior predicts future performance
    • Tell me about a time when…
  • Tiered Interview Process
    • Phone Screen
    • Hiring Manager Interview
    • Peer Interview
determining the right pay
Determining the Right Pay
  • External Equity – the market
  • Internal Equity – the people in your organization
don t make an offer until
Don’t make an offer until…
  • Reference Check
  • Criminal History
  • Drug Test
retention strategies
Retention Strategies
  • Career Ladders
  • Shared Governance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Transfer Policies
  • Ongoing Training
  • PTO
  • Spirit Grams
  • Spirit Chips
  • Strive for 5 Bonuses
share your best practices
Share Your Best Practices

What strategies have worked for you in attracting and retaining great nurses?

questions
Questions

Gaye Lynn Ambeau, SPHR

Director, Employment Services

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

225-765-8043

Gaye.Ambeau@ololrmc.com