Healthcare

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Danger Ahead: A Look at Burnout in Healthcare

Burnout. We hear the word all the time these days, but do we have a good understanding of what it is — and how it can impact the work we do? The reality is that most Americans have experienced work-related burnout at one time or another. In fact, a 2018 Gallup survey found that 23 percent of participants reported feeling burned out at work “very often or always,” while another 44 percent feel burned out sometimes. In most work environments, burnout can lead to a dip in productivity or a…


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How to Improve Safety in Healthcare

"See something, say something" is no longer an effective way to improve safety in healthcare, especially when workers aren't sure who is on the receiving end of their elevated concern. When was the last time you thought about how to make a meaningful safety improvement in healthcare? Did you know that employee-driven feedback is often the catalyst in the industry to push innovation and medical care forward? In many cases, those changes have their root in feedback from a worker’s vantage point.…


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3 Ways Healthcare Staffs Benefit From Regular Feedback

Employees in every workforce have concerns and feedback related to the work they do. But when you introduce life-or-death situations into that work, that feedback becomes even more important — and listening to and acting on it is vital. That’s true now more than ever before in the healthcare industry as frontline workers across the country grapple with an evolving situation and seemingly new challenges each day while facing the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter what healthcare setting your…


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Why Mental Health for Essential Workers Matters

The risk of experiencing mental illness as an essential worker is high — leaving many workers debilitated, unsafe while operating equipment, burnt out, or with suicidal tendencies. If left untreated, mental illness can pose significant threats to more parties than just the worker. Other workers, customers, clients, the machinery, and even the product are at risk as well. The damage in these circumstances is astronomical for everyone involved. But these aren't the only reasons why mental health…


WorkHound Expands Frontline Feedback Platform Into Healthcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The anticipated service expansion comes as healthcare management sees increased benefits from efficient and timely communications with distributed frontline workers. Chattanooga, Tennessee (May 19, 2020) — WorkHound, a real-time feedback platform for frontline workforces, announced today their expansion into the healthcare sector. Founded in 2015, the software company has spent the past half-decade strengthening worker retention efforts across essential American industries…


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How WorkHound Can Help You Simplify Communications

It’s pretty common to have a healthcare organization with a large number of employees but a small number of people in charge of keeping everyone happy. And that imbalance brings a unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to formulating internal communications. Those are challenges that WorkHound can help you overcome. The Challenge: A Lean Front Office Team If your healthcare organization operates with a small HR or operations team, you are far from alone. In fact, many of the…


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3 Benefits of Anonymous Feedback

Your employees are your company’s eyes and ears. They see challenges and opportunities firsthand. As a healthcare administrator, you want to gain insights from their observations and make data-driven decisions that improve operations. Unfortunately, learning from your employees can be challenging. There are numerous, often understandable reasons for this. Employees might fear retribution for negative feedback. Maybe an employee is concerned he or she will gain a reputation as someone who…