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3 Facility Staffing Best Practices

Staffing is one of the most important aspects of any facility. After all, it is the people that make any facility run. What’s more, these people ultimately become the face of the organization. That’s why you should take the staffing of your facility seriously.

Author: Francisco Olivar
Posted: Jun 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM
So what are some facility staffing best practices you should keep in mind? Here are three that we think are the most important.

1. Use Benchmarks 

One aspect of benchmarking that is usually underutilized but incredibly beneficial is using benchmarking data to develop staffing levels for new or existing facilities. In order to maintain your facility, you need to have a staffing plan in place. This is where benchmarking data can be incredibly helpful, as it can help you get a grasp on the appropriate staffing levels for your own facility based on comparable facilities. Utilize the available benchmarking data to see how important facilities maintenance is to the overall organization and how your staffing decisions can impact the building over its lifespan. You may realize staffing needs to be decreased or increased, you’re not servicing facilities enough, and/or you can improve the overall utilization of your staff.  Using benchmarks in this manner can both reduce overall operating costs and improve the efficiency of team members.

2. Prioritize Specialized Skills

It’s highly likely that your facility requires staff to have specialized skills. The ability to carry out such skills with competence and in an efficient manner will weed out subpar employees from excellent ones. This is especially true if you manage a healthcare facility, where employee competence and skill can literally be the difference between life and death for patients.

3. Partner with a Staffing Provider

Outsourcing your staffing needs to a third-party provider can also help ensure only the best people for the job are brought on board at your facility. Here at Encompass Onsite, we attract and retain only the most qualified professionals. Our staff is comprised of talented individuals who see problems as mere challenges and seek out opportunities for greater efficiency and innovation. Each employee’s individual gifts are matched with the right position at the right company in order to exponentially improve results for each and every customer. Our team members are ready to get to work right away, meaning you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a seasoned professional without having to deal with any HR headaches.  Ultimately, our team is dedicated to providing property owners and managers with real value and real results.

Conclusion

Using benchmarking data, prioritizing specialized skills, and partnering with a staffing provider can help you ensure only the cream of the crop are hired at your facility. By making better staffing practices a priority at your organization, you’ll be able to improve the efficiency of team members, increase team cohesion, and reduce overall operating expenses.

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Author: Francisco Olivar
Posted: Jun 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM
So what are some facility staffing best practices you should keep in mind? Here are three that we think are the most important.

1. Use Benchmarks 

One aspect of benchmarking that is usually underutilized but incredibly beneficial is using benchmarking data to develop staffing levels for new or existing facilities. In order to maintain your facility, you need to have a staffing plan in place. This is where benchmarking data can be incredibly helpful, as it can help you get a grasp on the appropriate staffing levels for your own facility based on comparable facilities. Utilize the available benchmarking data to see how important facilities maintenance is to the overall organization and how your staffing decisions can impact the building over its lifespan. You may realize staffing needs to be decreased or increased, you’re not servicing facilities enough, and/or you can improve the overall utilization of your staff.  Using benchmarks in this manner can both reduce overall operating costs and improve the efficiency of team members.

2. Prioritize Specialized Skills

It’s highly likely that your facility requires staff to have specialized skills. The ability to carry out such skills with competence and in an efficient manner will weed out subpar employees from excellent ones. This is especially true if you manage a healthcare facility, where employee competence and skill can literally be the difference between life and death for patients.

3. Partner with a Staffing Provider

Outsourcing your staffing needs to a third-party provider can also help ensure only the best people for the job are brought on board at your facility. Here at Encompass Onsite, we attract and retain only the most qualified professionals. Our staff is comprised of talented individuals who see problems as mere challenges and seek out opportunities for greater efficiency and innovation. Each employee’s individual gifts are matched with the right position at the right company in order to exponentially improve results for each and every customer. Our team members are ready to get to work right away, meaning you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a seasoned professional without having to deal with any HR headaches.  Ultimately, our team is dedicated to providing property owners and managers with real value and real results.

Conclusion

Using benchmarking data, prioritizing specialized skills, and partnering with a staffing provider can help you ensure only the cream of the crop are hired at your facility. By making better staffing practices a priority at your organization, you’ll be able to improve the efficiency of team members, increase team cohesion, and reduce overall operating expenses.

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