Workforce Management

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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…
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…
Military Members in the Civilian Workforce

Military Members in the Civilian Workforce

Military veterans and reservists make great additions to any organization and can provide positive impacts on company culture. In 2014, there were 21.8 million veterans of the U.S. armed forces according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do they make up a good portion of our population, their military training can sometimes provide a new element of versatility and…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
Retaining Your Team with Career Development

Retaining Your Team with Career Development

Employee retention is a hot-button issue for organizations in most, if not all, industries. A recent study by Steelcase has shown that only 14% of US employees are “highly engaged” and “highly satisfied”. As these types of engagement and satisfaction surveys continue to show a decline in happy employees, many business leaders are struggling to discover how they can improve…
HR as a Strategic Advisor for CEOs

HR as a Strategic Advisor for CEOs

It’s great to envision our leaders as strong on their own, but in reality, every great leader needs a worthy advisor. Fortunately for most CEOs, one of the best, untapped, strategic advisors within your organization could very well be your CHRO. According to upStartHR, 76% of CEOs currently do value their relationship with their HR. This is mainly to do…
Mending the Gap: Overcoming Understaffing

Mending the Gap: Overcoming Understaffing

The number of service providers needed is steadily increasing as demands for these services continue to rise. As the Baby Boomer Generation approaches the traditional retirement age, keeping a fully staffed Health and Human Service Organization is becoming a top priority throughout the country. A study of 20,000 US Physicians showed that 80% of doctors feel over-worked, or are working at…