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ASHHRA Survey Details HR's Strategic Priorities

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2011

What are your HR initiatives to cut costs?

  1. Streamline HR Processes (69% of respondents chose this)
  2. Improve retention rates (66%)
  3. Reduce reliance on agencies and temporary workers (34%)
  4. Redesign compensation and benefits plans (32%)

What are your HR initiatives to improve patient satisfaction?

  1. Improve employee satisfaction/employee engagement (75%)
  2. Create a culture of employee accountability (75%)
  3. Create a service-oriented culture (72%)
  4. Align our workforce with our organization's mission and core values (64%)

What are your HR initiatives to improve patient safety?

  1. Improve workforce education and development (67%)
  2. Improve employee satisfaction (60%)
  3. Identify and manage out low performers (59%)
  4. Improve retention rates (49%)

Biggest challenges with achieving your HR initiatives?

  1. Not enough time to focus on the important projects (62%)
  2. Too many competing initiatives (56%)
  3. No budget to implement programs (47%)
  4. Inefficient systems, inadequate technology (43%)
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