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The Road to PPACA Compliance

The Road to PPACA Compliance

The new era of PPACA is upon us. So where do we go from here? Whether or not your organization decides to “play or pay,” imminent new compliance standards require us all to stay informed and have a plan of action for monitoring and reporting. It's time to set out on the road to PPACA compliance. New PPACA Requirements in…
Challenges Facing Health and Human Services Organizations

Challenges Facing Health and Human Services Organizations

Q: What is one of the biggest challenges facing health and human services organizations this year? A: Underfunded and neglected technology investment The health and human services industry has been enduring many fluctuations in the wake of recent healthcare reform and the shifting economic environment. One of the biggest challenges facing these organizations is that technology investment is largely underfunded…
Why You Should Fix It When It Isn’t Broken

Why You Should Fix It When It Isn’t Broken

There is an age old saying that states, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it."  While this may remain true for some material objects, this philosophy should not be a guide for business processes at your organization.  And yet, many organizations today, especially budget conscious non-profits, still fall back on this mantra to justify foregoing valuable improvements in the workplace. …
Training and Coaching Is (Not) Expensive

Training and Coaching Is (Not) Expensive

This DATIS Blog article, Training and Coaching Is (Not) Expensive, was originally written by S. Anthony Iannarino, The Sales Blog, on March 24, 2014 and was reposted with permission. Often times, people believe that offering professional training to their employees is too expensive, but at what cost should an organization spend money for a well trained staff?  Organizations believe they…
Does Information Technology Need the CEO?

Does Information Technology Need the CEO?

Every organizational department has unique needs and problems, but does information technology need the CEO? A CEO is often focused mainly on the operations and logistics of running an efficient, successful business.  The emphasis of effort consistently revolves on the pressing matters directly in front of the executive team.  However, if you are not actively thinking about the future of your…
When Is It a Bad Idea for CEOs to Delegate?

When Is It a Bad Idea for CEOs to Delegate?

CEOs have a full plate of responsibilities.  They are tasked not only with the logistic responsibilities of leading an organization, but also with the strategic responsibilities of creating and communicating a vision and direction that inspires successful execution by all employees.  In most organizations, the CEO has a leadership team that aids with critical decision-making.  Then, tasks are delegated to…
10 Signs of True Happiness

10 Signs of True Happiness

What do living in the now, pursuing smart thrills and having happy friends have in common? They are signs that you are truly happy.    
How Much Payroll is Too Much Payroll?

How Much Payroll is Too Much Payroll?

  This DATIS Blog was originally written by Monica Oss, CEO of OPEN MINDS, Market Intelligence for Health and Human Services Organizations, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 and was re-posted with permission.  Thank you Monica and Open Minds.   There are four big drivers of the cost of services – staff compensation, service staff productivity, administrative overhead and operational process management.…
Is your Payroll Compliant? Are you Sure?!

Is your Payroll Compliant? Are you Sure?!

Many people reading our blog never think about payroll and compliance issues until after the Department of Labor (DOL) finds wage and hour violations.  CEOs, COOs, CFOs and Human Resource professionals alike take it for granted that their organization is payroll compliant with the law.  Why?  Well, most have never had an issue and many payroll professionals, who have occupied…
Why Position Control is Crucial for Human Services Organizations

Why Position Control is Crucial for Human Services Organizations

Position control is not well known or understood by many. Most HRIS systems are employee based systems rather than position control based systems. Position control differs greatly from position management and position tracking, which enable a fraction of functionality and benefits.  This begs the question, why is Position Control so important? Conceptually position control abstracts the employee from the organization…