Posts written by: Erica Kavanagh

Executive Evolution: Modern Management

Executive Evolution: Modern Management

At the beginning of management, its purpose was mostly scientific, a way to define a strict and formal hierarchy in order to drive standardization across people and processes. As organizations began to develop into more complex entities, management was forced to change gears to meet the functional demands of a new and dynamic market and workplace. Many organizations are confronted…
Making Employee Engagement a Habit

Making Employee Engagement a Habit

Engaged employees are happy employees, and happy employees generally tend to stay at their jobs long-term. As your organization continues to grow in size, it’s important to remember the organization’s key values and what it is that has kept your employees onboard for so long. While most workforce executives understand the significance, few take the time to implement successful strategies…
Properly Manage Change and Challenges of Mergers & Acquisitions

Properly Manage Change and Challenges of Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & acquisitions have become a rising trend for organizations in the Health & Human Services industry. The ever-evolving healthcare environment continues to drive organizations to seek new opportunities and resources through M&A’s, which allow them to improve services and overall operations to create for a more efficient and holistic business model. Despite the rising number of M&A’s, an astonishing…
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…
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…
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 far off. This negative perception can lead 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 to promote…
The Benefits of Using an HRIS for Medicare

The Benefits of Using an HRIS for Medicare

The Health and Human Services industry is one of the most regulated industries in the country and with the recent surge in new laws particularly in Medicare, the headaches for organizations within the industry are only getting worse. The Federal Government Health Program often requires a significant amount of paperwork, from forms to extensive reports. This can be tedious and…
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…
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…