From Recruitment to Retention: The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare Staffing

Building a diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce has never been more crucial. But why is it so important? Well, for starters, research shows that diverse teams are more innovative, make better decisions, and are more effective problem-solvers. Who wouldn’t want that for their organization?

And that’s not all. A study by McKinsey & Company found that companies with diverse executive teams have a 36% higher likelihood of outperforming their competitors. (How Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Matter, 2020) That’s a significant advantage in today’s competitive healthcare landscape. Plus, promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace can improve patient outcomes, too. The American Hospital Association reports that healthcare organizations that prioritize diversity and inclusion have higher patient satisfaction rates and lower readmission rates.

Attracting top talent is another benefit of promoting diversity and inclusion in staffing. When healthcare organizations focus on diversity and inclusion, they can attract nurses and healthcare professionals from all walks of life. And when healthcare providers come from diverse backgrounds, they can bring unique perspectives and experiences to patient care, leading to improved patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Arch understands the importance of diversity and inclusion in the healthcare industry. Our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace has made us a top choice for healthcare organizations looking for expert staffing solutions. As a full-service staffing company, we connect healthcare organizations with top-tier candidates from diverse backgrounds. We provide staffing solutions that cater to the unique needs of each organization, making us a valuable partner in navigating the ever-changing healthcare landscape.

But promoting diversity and inclusion is not just about meeting quotas or fulfilling requirements. It’s about building a workplace culture that values and celebrates differences. Offering D&I training programs, creating employee resource groups, and assessing diversity metrics to track progress are some of the ways organizations can start building a more inclusive workplace.

In summary, building a diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce is crucial for providing equitable care delivery, improving patient outcomes, and attracting top talent. Arch’s commitment to diversity and inclusion makes us an ideal partner for healthcare organizations looking for expert staffing solutions. Contact Arch today to learn more about how we can help your organization navigate the new norm in healthcare.