Posts written by: MJ Craig

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…
Labor Costing Strategies to Run Your Organization like a CCBHC

Labor Costing Strategies to Run Your Organization like a CCBHC

The Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded $22.9 Million in Planning Grants to 24 states to be used to develop Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). A CCBHC can be described as a behavioral health specialty center of excellence. This center partners with a wide array of health and social service entities to provide high-value, whole-health care to…
HR vs Finance: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

HR vs Finance: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Redsox vs Yankees, Microsoft vs Apple, Dunkin Donuts vs Starbucks - all of these rivalries have long, colorful histories behind them. However, rivalries are not confined to sports teams or corporate competitors. A grueling and long-fought rivalry takes place everyday at your organization; HR vs Finance. HR is mainly viewed as a department that deals with the people at an…
The Juniorization of Organizations

The Juniorization of Organizations

Many organizations are aware that younger generations are entering the workforce at a rapid rate. This diversification in the workplace is causing fundamental shifts in just about every aspect of business. One of the greatest evolutions has taken place in organizational culture, as many executives work tirelessly to cater to the unique values and preferences of a multigenerational workforce. However,…
HR Software as a Decision Support Tool

HR Software as a Decision Support Tool

Many organizations falsely identify HR Software as a tool for Document Management, Time & Attendance, Payroll, and numerous other simple automated tasks. The often-used term HRIS, or Human Resources Information System, is in itself a misnomer. In reality, technology available for HR can be a robust resource for organization-wide analytics that spans far beyond the HR department and acts as…
Data Integration Models for Pay-for-Performance: A CFO Perspective

Data Integration Models for Pay-for-Performance: A CFO Perspective

Human services organizations are currently working on strategies to manage the changing landscape of value-based purchasing and pay-for-performance. As this new era continues to evolve, many C-Suites are challenged with preparing their organizations to meet the demands of new payment models. The first, and most crucial, step to managing these changes is to ensure that the organization has the right tools in…
Recharge Your HR

Recharge Your HR

HR is a department that has been consistently labeled as “behind the curve” of modern innovation and strategies and “barely getting by”. Yet, even faced with the knowledge that HR is underperforming, organizations are still not expending sufficient strategic efforts and investments to improve this department. It seems that businesses have begun to accept mediocrity in HR. Why have we…
New Years Resolutions for Your HR Software

New Years Resolutions for Your HR Software

As the New Year quickly approaches, it is time to begin evaluating current processes and start thinking about game-changing initiatives that can take your organization to the next level in 2016. In the past, when organizations wanted to make changes, they would focus on changing the people or policies driving the initiative. Now, technological advances are allowing organizations to focus…