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“Older” Nurses More Engaged in Tough Economic Times

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, July 12th, 2010

Some hospitals aren’t hiring many nurse right now, and their staff is often on overload. Nurses of all ages are reporting decreased engagement, “a measure of how invested and enthusiastic employees are in their work.”

Gen Y report the biggest decrease in engagement, followed closely by the Gen Xers.Interestingly, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists hardly changed at all.

Drawing on life-lessons through past economic ups and downs, they show they are more resilient in  threatening economic times.

To learn about the four generations in your workplace, contact me for my new keynote, What’s This Generation Coming To? It’s a great way to increase nurse retention.

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