Managing Labor Costs in a Multi-Dimensional Environment

Managing Labor Costs in a Multi-Dimensional Environment

Labor costs often represent the largest expense in the budget for the Health & Human Services industry. For this reason, effectively managing labor distribution is imperative for maintaining budget compliance, evaluating programs and services, and meeting the complex reporting requirements of funders. However, managing and reporting on labor costs and allocations is often easier said than done. As the industry…
Embracing Learning and Development

Embracing Learning and Development

Learning and development has gone through monumental changes over the last 15 years. Around the time of the new millennium, Learning & Development teams were mainly utilized as a way to develop and distribute content to employees. Fast-forward to today, and you find the emergence of the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and other new initiatives to enable employees to excel…
The Dawn of the CLO

The Dawn of the CLO

As the business environment continues to evolve, multiple industries, including the Health and Human Services industry, need to constantly develop new and exciting positions. Over the last 25 years, we have seen the introduction and advancement of one of the most innovative and rewarding positions, the Chief Learning Officer (CLO). This position was first introduced by General Electric to assist…
Encouraging Innovation Governance

Encouraging Innovation Governance

For many organizations in the Health & Human Services industry, making company-wide change can mean spending valuable time and resources on searching for solutions, implementing, and adopting new processes. According to Deloitte ‘Nearly 75% of business leaders stated that their current state of work environments are "Complex to Very Complex", making the ability to implement company-wide changes a difficult undertaking.…
The Pros of Pay for Performance

The Pros of Pay for Performance

Most business leaders view incentive programs as nonessential, expensive and even taboo. However, a recent shows that 90% of business leaders believe that an incentive program could positively impact their business, yet only 25% of them actually have a strategy in place. Organizations that struggle with productivity, recruitment, and retention should consider implementing an incentive program, also known as “Pay…
CFOs Face New Frontiers

CFOs Face New Frontiers

Historically, CFOs perform operational initiatives that center around the financial aspect of a business. This has often consisted of mainly back-office tasks. However, new studies show a growing need for CFOs to expand beyond the operational aspect of a business to participate in more strategic decisions regarding the organization as a whole. CFOs are increasingly called upon to partner with…
Freedom From Your Restrictive HR System

Freedom From Your Restrictive HR System

HR systems have a poor reputation for being restrictive and confining. Traditional HR systems own your data and require HR departments to undertake a myriad of labor-intensive processes just to complete weekly tasks, such as effort reportstimesheets and payroll processing. These manual processes paired with the dysfunction of marrying data together from different systems makes for an inefficient use of…
Cutting Time: Three Ways to Shorten the Hiring Process

Cutting Time: Three Ways to Shorten the Hiring Process

Most of us can agree that the hiring process for our organizations isn’t where we want it to be. The numerous obstacles we face on a daily basis regarding the hiring process, make it no surprise that the time-to-fill rate has increased in recent years. According to SHRM, the current time-to-fill across all U.S. industries is approximately 26 days. Within…
The Neighborhood Approach to Improving Employee Relations

The Neighborhood Approach to Improving Employee Relations

As care providers, it is crucial to have every member of the team working collaboratively to effectively drive results. Improving how employees interact with managers and peers alike will improve the quality of care provided to clients. Similar to members of a neighborhood, maintaining a positive community where employees feel at home will keep the staff focused and effective everyday.…
How to Manage Growing Pains in the Senior Care Industry

How to Manage Growing Pains in the Senior Care Industry

The senior care industry is experiencing a steady increase in the amount of patients needed services. This is also resulting in the rising demand for improved quality of care. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there will be an estimated 19.4 million seniors by 2050. This makes seniors aged 85 years and older one of the fastest growing age segments…