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Dovetail HR
September 20, 2016

Healthcare HR Expertise

jay-kuhnsNot too long ago, or veep of marketing sat down with Healthcare HR expert, Jay Kuhns. Jay heads up Healthcare Strategy at Kinetix and is known as THE guy when it comes to forward thinking in a Healthcare HR department.

He travels all over the country speaking, presenting, keynoting, and assisting HR departments in healthcare organization understand the impact of employment branding, employee engagement, and employee experience and how these each contribute to the retention of quality healthcare employees.

Blessed, Lucky, Fortunate

We feel blessed, lucky, and fortunate at Dovetail to call Jay a friend and mentor when it comes to Healthcare HR, He knows his stuff and we are only too happy to share it with you.

HR Latte

Dovetail HR sponsors HR Latte where Jay was recently the


Kane Frisby
September 7, 2016

SMAC

Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud or SMAC-enabled HR technologies are revolutionizing our industry, smacking human resources with powerful tools to support their company’s Digital Workplace vision by providing Digital HR applications which connect with the modern workforce.

We have all been told, by now, of the millennial rock stars who won’t work for us unless we connect with them in the world they rock – and it’s true!

You not only need to empower employees and managers to keep them engaged, but you must also enable them – people enablement is key to productivity.

People Enablement

HR Technology is a big driver for people enablement. Alas, the reader is likely feeling troubled with the notion of costly technology investments, a platoon of expensive onsite technology consultants, and months turning into years of project timescales that never seem to


Dovetail HR
August 30, 2016

HR is Hot Again!

HR is hot again - Cristina Goldt - WorkdayCristina Goldt, Vice President of Presales at Workday, joins Rayanne Thorn to continue the series, HRTechNOW. Ms. Goldt, like many in HR, fell into human resources, talks about solving problems for technology users. Listen in as she tells us why “HR is Hot Again!”

Ms. Goldt has a long history of working in Talent Management Technology and has been with Workday for 6 years – with an unmatched focus on customers. At Workday, customer success is at the center of everything they do, with that, Workday enjoys a 98% customer success rate.

Certified Workday Solution Partner

 

Dovetail is proud to be


Rayanne Thorn
August 24, 2016

HR Latte: ASHHRA Conference 2016

Dovetail Software will be at the Annual ASHHRA Conference Sept 24-27 in Grapevine, TX at Booth #130 in the Expo Hall. Rayanne recently chatted with Healthcare HR expert, Jay Kuhns of Kinetix, about how Healthcare HR Professionals can best benefit from attending a conference.

Discussion Points for this episode: What Attendees can Expect from a Conference and Expo Hall What Vendors can do Differently HR Tech: Define Your Needs, Make Sure the Product Meets your Needs How to Get the Most out of Presentations & Educational Sessions The Risk-Averse Industry of Healthcare HR How to Maximize Your Conference Attendance

If you will be at the Annual ASHHRA Conference, make sure to come by the Dovetail Booth and say, “Hi!”- we’ll be in Booth #130; we’d love to meet you and talk


Rayanne Thorn
August 17, 2016

Wellness

Each season, I like to create content to support our marketing efforts for the year and upcoming conferences. After 30 live broadcast interviews at HR Tech last year, we discovered that everyone was interested in and talking about “wellness” – I started thinking about this and all that entails for a company and its talent…

Employee Health: Physical / Mental Wellness Job Satisfaction Job Stress Employee Engagement A Strong HR Department Employment Branding Employee Referrals Supportive Management Quality Leadership

And so much more. We live and work in a time where our resources are stretched thin – job seekers and employees are more aware now than ever of the importance of balance. Wellness – whole wellness – can be directly correlated to our work and how we are treated by our employer, organizationally and individually. And this does not


Matt Yunker
August 15, 2016

Honesty and Trust Are Integral to Integrity

People who demonstrate integrity draw others to them because they are trustworthy and dependable. They are principled and can be counted on to behave in honorable ways even when no one is watching…

So, my last blog was about a sales person and integrity in sales, honesty and pushing the boundaries of honesty in dealing with customers. So what drives a sales person to act this way or gives them the authority to behave this way?

Leadership

I think it stems from leadership. I have been in sales for over 20 years; I once said I would never sell software again. Back in the early 90s, I worked for a software company that sold a product into the IBM world. They had unethical work practices and as a young man, I adopted


Matt Yunker
July 26, 2016

Beg forgiveness or ask permission???

So, this comes up a lot in life and in business. With my wife, I tend to do both really, very selectively picking my battles. In my profession, I will also do both. Pushing the envelope – so to speak.

How many of us do this? Recently I came across a professional, who in my opinion, pushed a little too far, at the cost of ethics.

My question is then, when we knowingly push the boundaries, knowing that what we have said is not true, knowing that we will just come up with a wordy apologetic email, call, or post… does this, in your mind, seem to be lying or do you believe you are simply pushing boundaries?

Personally —

Personally, I think it’s a lie. If I knowingly tell, post, or put in writing


Dwane Lay
July 14, 2016

The Perfect Analogy

From time to time, we come up with analogies on the fly that make so much sense, we have to share them. This is a great example. Not long ago, I was trying to explain how SaaS works in relation to developing software and product management.  While we’ve talked about our process in the past, it has been on the “how,” not the “why.” To explain that part, we found a perfect analogy in the Community Garden.

The Plot

Let’s start with the land. To get our garden going, we need a place to put it.  So we imagine a city block that has been razed and plowed. This is our garden, and we have opened up access to our clients, who wish to grow their own beets. We let the spinach people in too, of


Dovetail HR
June 30, 2016

Dovetail Software is Proud to be Part of this Tradition

We invite you to discuss the “fitness” of your HR system and processes (anonymously, of course) by participating in the Sierra-Cedar 2016–2017 HR Systems Survey, 19th Annual Edition, now available at www.Sierra-Cedar.com/hrssv60, until July 8, 2016.

All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results.

Sierra-Cedar has incorporated survey feedback to include new questions which explore how organizations are transforming their HR technology environments, choosing services to support those transformations, and preparing for the Future of Work.

2016 Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey

The Sierra Cedar HR System Survey continues to investigate: Strategy, process, and structure Adoption of all HR Technology applications Deployment roadmaps, resourcing, and budgeting Implementation, maintenance, and integration Emerging and innovative technology Outcome-driven HR As


Dwane Lay
June 15, 2016

It’s Back!

Carnival of HR: I feel like we just finished sweeping up the popcorn and peanut shells from last time, and yet here we are!

I’m always excited to get to host the carnival.  It’s a great chance for us to stay connected to the HR community that means so much to us, and to share our platform with great authors in our space.  Thanks to all of you for visiting and reading.  Please take a few minutes to check out the links.

Theme: Conferences

Our theme, loosely applied as always, is around conferences.  We do a lot of them, and we were very much looking forward to SHRM16 this month.  We’ve realized, though, that the show starts on Father’s Day this year.  That’s happened in the past, and it usually kills off any chance of attending for me. 


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