This month is “survey time” at GroupOne, with three annual human resources surveys conducted from February 1-29.

The annual Pay Practices Survey and Benefit Practices Survey provide valuable benchmarking data from across Texas. Participation is free and reports are available for $225 a survey. Survey links will be sent to GroupOne clients and other healthcare entities this week. Please pass the information on to your teams.

The third survey is the annual Vacancy & Turnover Survey for North Texas. This provides benchmarking information for hospitals and education partners. The survey is usually completed by the employment or nursing department.

All North Texas hospitals have received a link to participate. You will receive the Vacancy & Turnover results free of charge. Details of the surveys include:

PAY PRACTICES SURVEY – key compensation measures, certification pay, differential and shift pay, call pay, charge and preceptor pay, critical shortage pay plans;

BENEFITS PRACTICES SURVEY – time off, retirement plans, medical, dental, vision, prescription plans, wellness programs, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition assistance, and professional development;

VACANCY & TURNOVER SURVEY – (North Texas only; results free) – vacancy rates for nursing and allied health positions; turnover for staff, nursing and PRN.

To participate, please contact Stephen Dorso, director of compensation and benefits, at 469-648-5014 or