Navigating Healthcare Staffing Needs in a Post-Pandemic Reality

December 2, 2022

You already know the workforce is changing – but the reasons behind this are deeper than getting used to our “new normal.” Currently, four generations are serving in the modern-day healthcare landscape, all of which have unique needs and preferences that must align to reach true engagement and actualization in their roles. The question is: How?

Below, we’re exploring the different ways that healthcare leaders can continue to meet and exceed the needs of their staff and help their teams to get the most out of their experience.

What industry trends are upcoming in healthcare, and how can employers be prepared?

Staying ahead of the trend is essential to continue serving your team’s needs effectively. The speed that innovation is happening is exacerbating needs across generational gaps, which employers are expected to fill to suit the currently held ideal of a “balanced modern-day workplace.”

While this is an idealized reality, many corporations are following suit – and are working on adding value to employees and emphasizing the need for truly transformational and inspirational leadership in upper management.

The difficulty is translating these values and needs into the current reality of today’s clinical care setting.

Below are a few key trends to keep in mind as you work to address your workplace’s operations and culture going into 2023:

  • Culture development: Whether you’re working within an in-person, virtual or hybrid work environment, ongoing cultural development is needed to preserve the quality of your healthcare workplace. Intentionality, inclusivity and genuine care are the two keys to success as you work to build and refine your business’ cultural tone and elements.
  • Flexibility and autonomy: While remote work seemed like a temporary COVID-era solution, this has now become the commonly shared expectation for employee bases across the globe. Understandably, this isn’t always possible to do in the clinical setting. However, every effort to affirm and support autonomy should be taken to maximize employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Purpose and value creation: Now more than ever, team members are looking to resonate with an organization’s overall goals and find purpose in their daily work. Emphasizing personal and professional development opportunities throughout the lifespan of a team member is an effective way to open the door to new opportunities to drive value and purpose in their daily work.

How has remote work changed healthcare and workplace expectations?

Remote work has empowered many organizations to serve more diverse groups of patients and team members. However, it’s also brought newfound challenges around community creation and quality. Employers may choose to begin creating community-centered strategies for growth and engagement to combat attrition and burnout, seen at epidemic levels in the healthcare industry.

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Looking to take the next step in optimizing your organization’s healthcare experience? The team at Zotec is here to help. Zotec offers people-forward revenue cycle management solutions designed to promote efficiency and stability across every area of your business. For more information and to get started today, please connect with us.

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