Posts by Rayanne Thorn:
Yay! A New Phone
Wait — how many of us REALLY feel that way? Getting a new mobile device is less than joyous when you know you are going to leave the store or check out from your online cart with far less money than with what you arrived. Even with a “free upgrade” – Is anything ever really free? My son is the only person I know who can crack a mobile device screen more than I. Venturing into a phone store often proves I am as cracked as my son’s phone screen, but I am always up for a challenge.
I made sure the store had the one in stock we wanted before we even left the house. I won’t fight over a phone. The “host” at the AT& T store hesitated, like he knew they didn’t have any. …
Is HR Broken?
What do you think? I’ve heard and read it often that HR is, indeed, broken.
Human Resources and Talent Management are supposed to assist employees (ranging from high-ranking executives to the newest and most subordinate player) in their experience at work, making it better. HR should, most definitely, listen to and be responsive to every employee on payroll.
Human Resource Professionals have fought for years to get a seat at the table. But, what exactly does that mean? We should be tired of the excuses given for why bad employment experiences exist. If employees are taken care of, basic needs met, if they are heard, if managers are doing their jobs? Perhaps lawsuits and attrition would drop and those tremendous employer branding efforts would be a little less necessary.
Do Employees have a Voice?
It may be …
One of my favorite quotes from David Duffield, Co-founder /Co-CEO Workday is,
“I’m sort of a foot-on-the-gas kind of guy.”
We’ve noticed and we are happy for the ride!
The Power of Partnerships
I’ve been able to see first hand the power of partnerships over the last several years while working for and with HR Tech companies. Establishing and maintaining partnership relationships has developed some lasting friendships and superior allies in a space many of us love. Our partnership with Workday is no different. The Dovetail team works closely with Workday to ensure that the needs of clients are consistently met with the quality those clients have come to expect.
As we Prepare for Workday Rising
Two years in the making and now two years in, Dovetail maintains our Certified Solution Partner status …
Crisis Mode is Nothing New to Healthcare HR
Looking at the current challenges Healthcare HR is facing, one can ascertain that while things have shifted slightly, the crises faced are not all that new.
In continuing my conversation with Dan White, we discuss the all too familiar issues and provide some ideas and solutions on what to watch for and how to possibly prevent falling further into the deep end. There is great opportunity today, for Healthcare HR professionals, to make the necessary changes to benefit their departments and ultimately their organization’s employees.
“Healthcare HR has been in crisis mode. This is nothing new to them.” – Dan White, President of Workforce Solutions at AMN Healthcare
Tune in for the third and final part of the podcast series, “Healthcare HR in Crisis” with guest Dan White, AMN Healthcare.
Not Much Has Changed
When I first started recruiting in healthcare fifteen plus years ago, it seemed like all that was talked about was the nursing shortage. The conversation is ongoing and, sadly, hasn’t changed much. This Healthcare HR trending topic is addressed by many – the topic is addressed – but, not the issue.
Employee Engagement > Retention
For many years, we have been talking about how employer branding and employee engagement leads to the retention of quality talent.
“The talent shortage isn’t going to go away any time soon, but just like any other industry, healthcare can look to leverage partners to assist with systems and best practices to attract the kind of people you need..” – Dan White, President of Workforce Solutions at AMN Healthcare
Tune in for the second part of the podcast series, “Healthcare HR in Crisis” with …
Why I Care
My first “HR” job, if you will, was as a sourcer for a healthcare-specific executive search firm. This job changed my life. No, seriously. Several things happened.
I fell in love with recruiting, every part of it — EXCEPT telling someone that they didn’t get the job – that remains, to this day, one of the “work duties” I have disliked most. After having spent 20 years in the dental field, I transitioned easily to healthcare, and really grew to the love the business of healthcare. I realized that I had a mind for business and I quickly changed my major from Education (I had wanted to teach junior high – I know – I’m nuts!) to Business and adjusted mind-blowingly quickly to a corporate mindset. The sales professional in me found a new and exciting home …
HR Case Management
Case Management, itself, speaks to tracking cases or issues with clients or customers. Healthcare Case Management tracks the life cycle of a patient, through every interaction with a healthcare provider or healthcare facility/system.
HR Case Management is the reporting and tracking of every single employee interaction with the human resources department in an organization. This allows for the best understanding possible of the employee experience with the employer, as well as understanding the employer experience with said employee. And it is all about collecting the data from those interactions, then saving and using that data for future interactions, questions, or issues that come into HR – this keeps any information from being lost or allowing issues or challenges to be mishandled, mismanaged or not managed at all.
The Flow of HR Case Management Made Easy
HR in Higher Ed
Facing unique financial pressures, colleges and universities must have HR departments that operate efficiently and at a high level. They must move past basic administrative roles and become a major organizational influence. In order to combat these pressures effectively, it may help to identify some key challenges that cross the path of human resource professionals at institutions of higher learning.
What are the Key Challenges? Budget – HR budgets in higher education have tended to be 50 – 75 % lower than those found in other industries, according to a study by Aon. In addition, state budget shortfalls have made it necessary for all departments to cut back. Rising Healthcare Costs – The same Aon study found that increasing healthcare costs are a top concern for Higher Ed HR. Recruiting – Attracting and Retaining new employees …
The Ongoing Conversations
I’ve been having more and more conversations about employee growth and development. This extends beyond the tired and overused phrase Employee Engagement. I think it’s fascinating that so many write, and talk, and present of the importance of retention but little is really done to ensure that their company shines when it comes to these efforts.
Talent Attraction vs. Talent Management
Is there really a difference between talent attraction and talent management? Shouldn’t there be a concerted and continued effort to attract the talent you have already acquired? I am often dumbfounded by the crazy amount of effort that goes into talent attraction, recruitment marketing, employer branding, and hiring when compared to the lack of efforts put into retention, employee development, and succession planning. Is there no real understanding of what it takes to replace a good, …
The Employee Portal
Dovetail Software was very excited to launch our updated employee portal last September. As we continue to help organizations with employee communications and interactions, we understand the need to listen to what is important to employees because this assists our clients, the employers.
Does it make sense to empower the workforce with “self” access to information? We think it does. Making knowledge readily and easily available, they are able to get answers quickly and easily. I have always felt that an informed and smart workforce is a productive and loyal workforce. The information shared with employees becomes another notch toward employee engagement, which we know leads to less attrition and retention of talent – obviously quality talent because they have chosen to become or stay informed about their own employment and ask questions they need …