Staffing Solutions for Shortages in Healthcare

Six of the ten fastest growing occupations from 2018 to 2028 are healthcare and social assistance related, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.

Combine an expected rise in demand for employment in the healthcare sector, with non-competitive salary wages, and the high cost of living in Hawaii for a recipe of a non-existent job seeking workforce. Although medical facilities typically have a dedicated team responsible for recruiting fresh talent for vacant roles, the lack of prospects with the required credentials and working experience have led to the use of local healthcare staffing agencies such as Kahu Malama Nurses.

“As a nurse, I have an innate desire to help others,” says Nurse Manager Nikia Leslie, RN. “It became almost too normal to work extraneously when I was on the mainland. Fast forward to moving to Hawaii, it became truly evident this staffing shortage is affecting healthcare systems nationwide. I elected to become a part of the solution & am now working at Kahu Malama Nurses. From start to finish, we strive to ensure our clients remain fully staffed and provide our employees with competitive wages and an industry leading benefits package.”

Healthcare staffing agencies deliver on short notices, craft and maintain a readily qualified employee pool, and build strong-lasting relationships to only offer employees that reflect a client’s company culture, mission, vision and values. This open-minded business decision may spare resources being drained for executing desperate marketing and recruiting measures by leaving the legwork to the staffing experts.

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Are You Prepared to Have a Crucial Conversation?

“The root cause of many – if not most – human problems lies in how people behave when others disagree with them about high-stakes, emotional issues,”  author Joseph Grenny told Hawaii human resource management professionals at a recent Society for Human Resource Management Hawaii (SHRM Hawaii) conference. When leaders invest in creating a culture conducive to crucial conversations, organizations deliver dramatically improved results, says Grenny.

The key skill of effective leaders, including HR professionals, is the capacity to address emotionally and politically risky issues, according to Grenny, in short to have crucial conversations. This key skill forms the cornerstone of
HR professional development.


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