Posts written by: MJ Craig

Becoming an Employer of Choice

Becoming an Employer of Choice

We have all listened with envy to the features and benefits of some of today’s most famous and coveted workplaces. From nap pods and gourmet food on the Google Campus, to small start-ups with trendy digs, beanbag chairs, and video games, it can be hard for traditional workplaces to attract and retain top talent. However, recently the more “old-school” organizations are…
Power of Pods: Teamwork in the Workplace

Power of Pods: Teamwork in the Workplace

Have you ever wondered how startup companies with 10 employees are able to move faster and produce more than some Fortune 500s? Well, it’s a lot easier to drive a go-cart than a semi-truck. As organizations grow, they shift from a team atmosphere with a shared focus to a group of siloed departments that struggle to communicate. In today’s unpredictable…
Choosing the Correct Communication Tool at Work

Choosing the Correct Communication Tool at Work

Often, the amount of conversations happening simultaneously across different mediums can make it difficult to execute simple tasks, stay focused during meetings, and process information. At any given time, employees at your organization are being bombarded with emails, text messages, phone calls, internal messaging apps, and more. Employees can often feel overwhelmed by the information overload caused by an always-connected…
Top 5 Priorities for CEOs in 2017

Top 5 Priorities for CEOs in 2017

As the new year begins, executives are starting to implement strategies that prioritize their critical initiatives for 2017. Recently, DATIS surveyed over 280 top executives in the Health and Human Services industry to identify industry trends and measure their impact, as well as identify organization’s priorities for 2017. As a preview to our full survey report that will be available…
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…
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,…
Employees are High-Risk Assets: Protect Your Investment

Employees are High-Risk Assets: Protect Your Investment

Employees are most commonly referred to, in financial terms, as an organization’s largest expense.  While it is true that employee-related costs often account for 50-80% of operational expenses, this categorization ignores the true value of employees. In fact, human capital is an organization’s most valuable asset. Without employees, an organization lacks strategy, productivity, and ultimately, revenue. Executives that treat their…
The Drive Towards Digital

The Drive Towards Digital

New technological advances in the workplace are transforming organizations in terms of their systems, processes, and people. The digital age has arrived and organizations are now working to develop strategies to keep pace with the evolution of their industry. Success in the digital landscape will require a combination of many factors including innovative processes, engaged talent, and new business models.…
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…
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…