By Jay Juffre

When it comes to the great resignation, no one is being hit harder than the medical community. Fifty-six percent of medical professionals, more than any other group, cite job burnout as the number one reason for their resignation. I have my ear close to the ground on this one. We have tens of thousands of customers across the country and keeping up with the revolving door of key personnel at some of them is a job. However, at others, we have had the same contact for years. My wife and son are also both in medical staffing and their companies have never been busier. The medical profession is one of the most demanding and stressful professions in the world. Medical staff work long hours, deal with life and death situations, and are often under immense pressure to perform. As a result, it is not uncommon for medical staff to experience burnout. Therefore, it is essential for hospitals and healthcare organizations to take steps to engage burned out medical staff. One way our company fights job burnout and keeps our team engaged is by training and developing our people. This can be even more powerful in a healthcare setting. Medical staff are highly skilled professionals who are constantly seeking to improve their skills and knowledge. By providing them with opportunities for professional development, such as attending conferences or taking courses, they can feel more engaged and motivated in their work. The idea is what do you offer that other organizations do not. Developing your people does not reduce the day-to-day stress of the job, but it can be a key differentiator when someone decides to stay or go. Looking forward to completing a course to complete their skillset or an upcoming seminar will keep them focused on the positive aspects of working for you. Happy staff means happier patients. Prevent the burnout.


Jay Juffre is Executive Vice President, ImageFIRST. For more information on ImageFIRST, call 1-800-932-7472 or visit