Evaluating Indices of Turnover: The Essential Step in Effective Intervention

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149380
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Presentation
Title:
Evaluating Indices of Turnover: The Essential Step in Effective Intervention
Abstract:
Evaluating Indices of Turnover: The Essential Step in Effective Intervention
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Houser, Janet
P.I. Institution Name:Regis University
Staff turnover is a critical issue for nurse leaders. Vacancies and staff instability affect staff morale and add to the demands on nursing staff and their leaders. Often, leaders react with programs aimed at reducing turnover without understanding the nature of this phenomenon. This presentation will help nurse leaders quantitatively evaluate nurse turnover and plan effective intervention strategies. Nurse leaders may feel that turnover is out of their control because they don’t understand it. They may feel there is little they can do to remedy the situation when, in fact, evidence-based decision-making can help them intervene effectively. Knowledge of the meaning of index values and the statistical analysis of turnover can help identify specific issues related to organizational turnover. This presentation will include an overview of useful turnover indices, calculation of specific index values, and interpretation of these values. Specifically, the presentation will focus on evaluation of raw turnover, accession rates, wastage rates, and vacancy rates as well as experiential indexes. Evaluation of multiple turnover indices helps the nurse leader determine the exact nature of turnover in their specific organization. This type of evaluation also recognizes the multivariate nature of the turnover phenomenon. This knowledge forms the basis for understanding the variety of forces leading to turnover as well as strategies that will be most effective. The evaluation process is then linked to planning specific interventions that address the unique situation of each organization. This presentation also involves a review of research relative to the impact of turnover and its relationship to nurse morale and patient outcomes. The development and value of turnover indices will be discussed, and application of the indices will be demonstrated using a case study. Participants will be involved in the case study through group interaction and the development of intervention strategies. Recruitment, retention and turnover have become ubiquitous characteristics of the current global healthcare environment. Learning methods to evaluate this phenomenon can help leaders manage turnover effectively to achieve a stable nursing staff.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluating Indices of Turnover: The Essential Step in Effective Interventionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149380-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluating Indices of Turnover: The Essential Step in Effective Intervention</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Houser, Janet</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Regis University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jhouser@regis.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Staff turnover is a critical issue for nurse leaders. Vacancies and staff instability affect staff morale and add to the demands on nursing staff and their leaders. Often, leaders react with programs aimed at reducing turnover without understanding the nature of this phenomenon. This presentation will help nurse leaders quantitatively evaluate nurse turnover and plan effective intervention strategies. Nurse leaders may feel that turnover is out of their control because they don&rsquo;t understand it. They may feel there is little they can do to remedy the situation when, in fact, evidence-based decision-making can help them intervene effectively. Knowledge of the meaning of index values and the statistical analysis of turnover can help identify specific issues related to organizational turnover. This presentation will include an overview of useful turnover indices, calculation of specific index values, and interpretation of these values. Specifically, the presentation will focus on evaluation of raw turnover, accession rates, wastage rates, and vacancy rates as well as experiential indexes. Evaluation of multiple turnover indices helps the nurse leader determine the exact nature of turnover in their specific organization. This type of evaluation also recognizes the multivariate nature of the turnover phenomenon. This knowledge forms the basis for understanding the variety of forces leading to turnover as well as strategies that will be most effective. The evaluation process is then linked to planning specific interventions that address the unique situation of each organization. This presentation also involves a review of research relative to the impact of turnover and its relationship to nurse morale and patient outcomes. The development and value of turnover indices will be discussed, and application of the indices will be demonstrated using a case study. Participants will be involved in the case study through group interaction and the development of intervention strategies. Recruitment, retention and turnover have become ubiquitous characteristics of the current global healthcare environment. Learning methods to evaluate this phenomenon can help leaders manage turnover effectively to achieve a stable nursing staff.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:01:15Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:01:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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