TNS to Identify Underlying Causes of Nursing Turnover at ASHHRA Conference

On Sunday, September 23, Pat Sikora, senior TNS consultant, and Jane Lewis, director of organizational effectiveness at HCA, will be presenting “Diagnosing Turnover in New Nurses” at ASHHRA’s 48th Annual Conference and Exposition in Denver, Colorado. The conference, titled “Leading People Through Change,” will bring together human resources leaders to influence the future of the nursing and health care sector.

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Only 44 percent of employees in the health care industry reported that their organization effectively retains top performing employees.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 19, 2012

The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association is the nation’s only membership organization exclusively dedicated to meeting the professional needs of human resources leaders in the health care field. During ASHHRA’s 48th Annual Conference and Exposition, Pat Sikora, senior TNS consultant, and Jane Lewis, director of organizational effectiveness at HCA, will be presenting “Diagnosing Turnover in New Nurses” on Sunday, September 23 in Denver, Colorado.

The conference, titled “Leading People Through Change,” will bring together human resources leaders in the health care industry from September 22 - 25 in order to provide an opportunity for attendees to network, enhance their health care business knowledge, and strengthen their individual roles as change agents in their organization. According to TNS’ 2010 Healthcare Normative Database, only 44 percent of employees reported that their organization effectively retains top performing employees. It seems that work-related stress, patient overload and insufficient staffing are among the most common factors affecting the nursing profession in terms of impact on job satisfaction, retention and turnover, thereby driving nurses to leave the profession.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing believes that the United States is projected to experience a nursing shortage that will intensify as changing demographics signal a need for more nurses to care for our aging population. Presenters Sikora and Lewis will identify additional root causes in nursing staff and articulate data-driven interventions to target positive changes in turnover behavior. Meanwhile many organizations in the health care field are working to enact legislation and identify various strategies to address the growing nursing concerns, the goal of this conference is to collaborate together to influence the future of the nursing and health care sector.

ASHHRA was founded in 1964 and represents more than 3,500 human resource professionals across the nation. The association is governed by a board of directors, four standing committees and more than 45 affiliated chapters who are all committed to enhancing the profession and working together to move toward a common goal – excellence in health care in the field of human resources.

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