They say good help is hard to find so when you do find them, it’s essential to do all you can to make them stay. Recruiting the right talent for your hospital is one thing; retaining them is another. Low pay, burnout, and poor company culture are some reasons why employee retention can be low in your hospital.  Here are a few strategies that might help reinvigorate and improve employee retention for your hospital in 2020.

  1. Improve work-life balance: Most doctors and other medical personnel already suffer from poor work-life balance, having a company culture that does nothing to address or alleviate that stress will consistently run your staff out of the hospital. Consider implementing flexible work hours for all employees with competitive pay commensurate with industry standards. Also, providing free and regular stress therapy for all staff to reduce the possibility of burnout. Further, including a training budget to improve staff skills will show your employees that you care about their career advancement.
  2. Improve safety protocols: Create safety protocols that protect the health and wellbeing of employees in your hospital. The current COVID-19 pandemic has shown that several hospital staff got infected after being exposed to the disease due to a lack of proper protective equipment and protocol. If you treat staff like their lives matter, they will be more inclined to stay on the job.
  3. Introduce initiatives to improve workplace relations: Most hospitals have a hierarchical structure with senior consultants at the top and residents, interns, and nurses at the bottom. Auxiliary and non-medical staff also find themselves at the bottom of the totem pole. This kind of structure, most times, gives room for workplace bullying, which can be harmful to the emotional state of some members of staff. Consider introducing initiatives to foster better workplace relationships among every employee, from consultants to nurses. Each worker plays an essential role in the hospital; every employee needs to treat one another with respect as they carry out their responsibilities.
  4. Provide adequate onboarding of new employees: A good onboarding plan will sensitize new employees on the company structure, which will ensure that they fall in line with the expectations and the goals of the hospital.
  5. Create a performance plan and seek regular employee feedback: It will be impossible to understand how to retain employees for your hospital without speaking to the employees in your hospital. Regularly send out questionnaires to receive
    employee feedback on ways the hospital can help them achieve their goals. Additionally, implement a performance plan to reward high performing employees and provide initiatives to encourage low performing employees.


Everyone wants to feel like they matter. Showing concern for staff welfare and work-life balance, introducing initiatives to improve workplace relations, improving staff safety protocols, creating a performance plan, and providing avenues to receive feedback are all significant ways to guarantee employee retention for your hospital in the year 2020. What other strategies have you employed to aid retention of employees this year?

If you have been dropping the ball in catering to your employees’ welfare this year, it isn’t too late to turn things around. Register at to provide your staff with specialized training before the year 2020 runs out.