Managing PTO: The Necessary Difference for Organizations

Managing PTO: The Necessary Difference for Organizations

For the most part, employees have proven to be very dedicated to their organizations. They invest numerous hours per week to ensure that their job is done, and done right. While productivity and dedication is invaluable, it can be found that some employees are not taking enough time for themselves. On average, employees in the United States are leaving three…
Thanksgiving Workforce Lessons

Thanksgiving Workforce Lessons

With the long weekend, families and friends gathering, and copious amounts of food, Thanksgiving has always been a way to reflect and appreciate the different aspects of our life. With the end of the year quickly approaching, it’s around Thanksgiving when people begin to reflect on the year. For organizations, this is the time executives begin analyzing their workforce processes…
4 Workforce Management Changes to Expect in 2017

4 Workforce Management Changes to Expect in 2017

As 2016 begins to wind down, executives are starting to reflect on the progress of the past year and look forward to upcoming workforce management changes. 2017 will be a milestone year for many reasons. Political shifts will bring uncertainty and potential regulation changes that could change the way we operate our businesses. Talent management will continue to be a…
Military Members in the Civilian Workforce

Military Members in the Civilian Workforce

Military veterans and reservists make great additions to any organization and can provide positive impacts on company culture. In 2014, there were 21.8 million veterans of the U.S. armed forces according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do they make up a good portion of our population, their military training can sometimes provide a new element of versatility and…
Bulking Up Benefits

Bulking Up Benefits

Employee retention has proven to be a common challenge across the majority of industries. For the most part, this isn’t an intentional act but something that is a result of the lack of attentiveness we may sometimes have for our organizations and employees. If employers are not making a conscious effort to elevate the employee experience and create a best-in-class…
Making a Difference With a Diverse Workforce

Making a Difference With a Diverse Workforce

Over the past 30 years, the United States of America has made some incredible strides in the workplace. Today, organizations continue to evolve to meet the needs of the modern workforce. The workplace has quickly become a multicultural and multigenerational environment in which it is important for today’s staffing initiatives. Understanding these trends can help organizations achieve their goals and…
Managing PRN Costs

Managing PRN Costs

Despite continued efforts of Health & Human Services organizations to reduce labor costs, the challenges of today’s workforce often complicate this objective. Many organizations are struggling with long recruiting cycles, high turnover, and an aging workforce. These factors make it difficult to balance staffing levels and costs. In this environment, many organizations are utilizing pools of PRNs, or on-call staff,…
Regulation Updates in Massachusetts

Regulation Updates in Massachusetts

Recently, the state of Massachusetts took an unprecedented step in an attempt to reduce the wage gap between men and women. According to the United States Census Bureau, women in the United States are paid 79 cents on the dollar as compared to men. These new regulations will go into effect in July of 2018 and may impact employers and…
Ease the Pains of Open Enrollment

Ease the Pains of Open Enrollment

As we quickly approach Open Enrollment, we begin to recall how time-consuming and tedious it can be to go through the process at your organization. Since most organizations have a rhythm for enrollment, they tend to neglect the changes and innovations around that can help ease the pains of Open Enrollment. Instead of following an outdated procedure that is not…
Major Players on the Implementation Team

Major Players on the Implementation Team

One of the most daunting tasks for an organization is a major software implementation. Although there are a myriad of long-term benefits, sometimes they can seem to be far off. This negative perception can leads organizations to avoid the process overall. There is no doubt that software implementations can be overwhelming. However, there are some things an organization can do…