Although improvements have been made thanks to an increase in outpatient care, the savings achieved do not offset the soaring costs related to the technical sophistication of such care and the continued hospital care provided to patients with no other care facilities. Due to their unprofitability, hospitals are forced to implement major programmes aimed at developing their performance.
The quest for savings necessarily requires a review of their organisation. Although the workforce represents nearly 70% of hospital budgets, ongoing restructuring raises the question of staff mobility and employability. We raise these questions on behalf of our customers.
We work alongside hospitals (public and private) regarding all their performance challenges in terms of employment and skills, in particular for the design and implementation of a new working time arrangement. We help them to streamline their operating methods, to reduce absenteeism rates, to help people with disabilities keep their jobs, to implement internal mobility systems, and more.
We support these players in their internal communication initiatives and negotiations with social partners (an unprecedented cultural challenge for this sector, which is not used to social dialogue). We also help them to deal with future changes, such as home care for elderly patients (thanks to the development of connectivity), which will have a strong impact on skills in the future.