Author: Rayanne Thorn

Vice President of Marketing

Rayanne Thorn
Rayanne Thorn
About: Rayanne Thorn joined Dovetail Software as VP of Marketing in 2015 after years working as a head of marketing for several HR and recruiting technology companies. She brings with her a great deal of experience as a former recruiting and HR practitioner who is passionate about the talent management industry. She launched HR Latte, an industry-related podcast, in 2014 to start conversations about what what we are doing right and how we can improve human resources and the many technologies which support it. She is an avid writer and loves producing worthy digital content that makes a difference in how we think and act. Expertise marketing, digital content, recruiting, human resources, conferences, events, video, podcasting, presenting, public speaking, copywriting, partnerships, strategy Feel free to follow Rayanne on Twitter here --> @Ray_anne

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GDPR Compliance for HR Data

GDPR HR Data Compliance
March 1, 2018 GDPR Compliance for HR Data - How Difficult will it be to Achieve? [podcast, 19 min 40 sec] General Data Protection Regulation GOAL: One single privacy law for the EU HR Latte Expert Guest: Grant D. Petersen is a Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins based in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Petersen Represents and Counsels Employers of: U.S. and International Labor and Employment Laws U.S. and Global Data Privacy and Data Protection Laws Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international anti-corruption laws. Founder of Ogletree Deakins’ Data Privacy Practice Group Co-Founder of Ogletree Deakins’ International Practice Group. Additionally, Mr. Petersen advises clients regarding the impact of global data privacy laws in the workplace, the complexities of international transfers of human resources data, and practical steps for compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation. He speaks and writes Grant D. Petersen and Dovetail's Rayanne…

5 Gifts of Employee Engagement

Gifts of Employee Engagement
December 21, 2017 Are you providing adequate employee engagement? Every year, thousands of HR Practitioners around the world would love to drop packages of excellent engagement on their employees' desks. In a year of record-high revelations of sexual harassment claims, as well as calling out bullies and corruption, HR has been busier than ever. Check out these five quick ways to show you care about your employees. Their needs are really pretty simple and realistic. No surprises here, but maybe HR will start to listen. 5 Gifts of Employee Engagement 2-way Communication - Are you listening and responding to what your employees are saying? It's easy to ignore complaints and skip the opportunity to let employees know that you heard them, but is it prudent? Consider the reasons why people leave great organizations: usually they don't. Are you asking the obvious question: why…

Service Worth the Price of Admission

customer success
November 14, 2017 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. I pressed on,…

Does Your Employee Experience Match Your Employer Brand?

employee experience
November 1, 2017 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…

The Rise of a Great Partnership

October 3, 2017 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 with Workday. We consistently work hard to keep…

Healthcare HR: We’ve Been in Crisis Mode for Awhile

healthcare HR in crisis mode
September 13, 2017 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. What you will…

Healthcare HR: Addressing the Ongoing Staffing Shortage

healthcare HR staffing shortage
September 12, 2017 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 guest…

Healthcare HR in Crisis

Healthcare HR
September 10, 2017 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…

Discovering HR Case Management

discovering HR Case Management
May 15, 2017 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 Employee contacts…

The Challenges Faced by Human Resources in Higher Education

Higher Education Human Resources
April 12, 2017 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…