Human Resources
Rayanne Thorn
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


Dovetail HR
November 22, 2016

Kane Frisby, “Using data to improve HR processes”

Kane Frisby, Chief Strategy Officer – Dovetail Software

Kane Frisby

 

“The majority of HR teams are probably running unhealthy and getting fit can take a bit of effort. We like to help HR departments run themselves and we keep our product up-to-date.” – Kane Frisby

We can help you get your HR department in shape and keep it in shape. Dovetail’s new employee portal will have significant impact on the engagement and experience of your employees.

 

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Kane’s mind: #HRfit Employee Portal, HR Help Desk, Knowledge Management, and Reporting Analytics Helping HR engage with Employees with a convenient Employee Portal


Dovetail HR
October 18, 2016

Mike Rude: SVP & CHRO at Option Care

Mike Rude, Senior Vice Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Option Care, talks about his work, the work that Option Care does, and the future of HR.

“The future of HR and the role that technology, in particular business analytics, will likely play in the human resources space over the next few years…, There’s so much data out there – what is the most relevant information and what are the relevant metrics – what are things that really have meaning to business outcomes – not just ‘things that can be measured’.  I’m not sure anyone has the silver bullet on the ideal set of business analytics.” 

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Mike’s mind: The Futue of HR and the role of Tech in that Future The


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


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. 


Matt Yunker
May 18, 2016

What do you need from me?

As a professional salesman, I understand that my clients and prospects are busy. Sometimes, they don’t have time for a meeting, to talk on the phone, or even respond to an email. So the question is what do you want from me? How can I help you? You want and need to know what we do, how our product works, how it will benefit you and your organization –  so you can call on us when you need us, but you just don’t have the time to meet and learn about what it is we do.

“I want…”

That being said, it’s coming from the wrong point of view. Essentially it is a selfish statement right? I want to show you, I want to tell you, I want, I want, I want. How about


Dwane Lay
April 19, 2016

Lean HR

In case you didn’t already know, I kinda like Lean.  I’ve dabbled a little in the idea of tying Lean and HR together, and at times, have been known to talk about it out loud.  But sometimes, I think it makes sense to go back to the beginning and talk about how these two topics work together, and why you need them both.

Simplicity

Lean is, at its heart, all about reducing waste.  That’s as simple as it gets.  Find where you are losing time, money, or other materials, and then stop doing that.  It could be as simple as finding out the report you work on for two hours each week is no longer read by anyone.  It might be as complex as a complete warehouse redesign.  But every step is


Matt Yunker
April 8, 2016

Change is Inevitable

In today’s ever changing marketplace, everyone knows there will be changes. Changes to your career, changes in your management team, changes within your organization.

Having spent the better part of 10 years in the recruitment world, selling recruitment services, as well as placing executives in new roles, the one thing I have come to realize is that change is inevitable.

Healthcare HR

What I am seeing now in the healthcare market, and in different industries as well, is a wholesale shift in process and procedures in organizational workflows. What do I mean by that? Mostly, that organizations have traditionally been very slow to make changes to the core functions within the architecture of their organization. Today, I see that it still takes time for organizations to make significant changes, but when they do decide on the direction


Rayanne Thorn
March 9, 2016

Why is money left on the table for HR Shared Service Initiatives?

“The classic excuse is ineffective or inadequate change management, and that’s certainly on the list.” – Jim Scully

Jim Scully, Founder and President of the HR Shared Services Institute, has been entrenched in HR shared services for more than 20 years, both as a corporate executive with Georgia-Pacific Corporation and consultant.
He places causes for waste in three categories:

1. Waste-for-Less models focus on performing current activities cheaper, usually through a combination of labor consolidation and geographical relocation of activities (offshoring, nearshoring, “ruralshoring,” etc.). Little attention is paid to identifying process waste, much less eliminating it. As a result, waste activities continue to be performed albeit by less expensive resources.

2. Less-Waste models are a step in the right direction. To varying levels of success,


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