General Data Protection Regulation – A legal mandate that requires organizations to store and manage EU based individuals’ personal data: basic information, racial & ethnic origin, genetic & biometric information, and even political opinions.
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 organizati0ns: usually they don’t. Are you asking the obvious question: why …
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 …
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 …
Stacey Harris, VP of Research and Analytics at Sierra-Cedar
Stacey Harris, VP of Research & Analytics at Sierra Cedar shares the news and expectations for the latest HR Systems Survey – closes June 30!
Check out the Sierra-Cedar 2017–2018 HR Systems Survey, 20th Annual Edition. We’d love to have you support this research effort. All responses are anonymous and kept strictly confidential. They only use your information in the aggregate. Your privacy is strictly maintained.
“Research has to have a story behind it.”- Stacey Harris
Stacey joins Rayanne to discuss these points:
History of the Survey – 20 years strong now! Most significant finding from last year’s results Expectations for this year What to watch for: Personalization!
Take the survey …
Quick Hit Informative Video [32 min]
Dwane Lay and Rayanne Thorn of Dovetail Software present “Discovering HR Case Management” to share what an HR Case Management System should do and how it should assist an HR Department in creating a better Employee Experience. Additionally, get an in-depth review of the flow of HR Case Management.
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 …