Keep 'Em Coming Back
Press Ganey released one of its annual Hospital Check-Up Reports last week, this one on nurse and employee satisfaction. According to Press Ganey's report, the happiest nurses are those who've been at an organization for less than two years. This isn't particularly surprising. Haven't we all experienced the employment honeymoon--that short span of time early in a job after you've learned enough to contribute and operate the coffee machine but before you know the ugly secrets of operational inefficiencies, hostility disguised as friendship, and mismanaged meetings? In healthcare, employees have it worse: When the honeymoon ends, so does the tuition reimbursement and the signing bonus.