Regulation Updates in Massachusetts

Regulation Updates in Massachusetts

Recently, the state of Massachusetts took an unprecedented step in an attempt to reduce the wage gap between men and women. According to the United States Census Bureau, women in the United States are paid 79 cents on the dollar as compared to men. These new regulations will go into effect in July of 2018 and may impact employers and…
Ease the Pains of Open Enrollment

Ease the Pains of Open Enrollment

As we quickly approach Open Enrollment, we begin to recall how time-consuming and tedious it can be to go through the process at your organization. Since most organizations have a rhythm for enrollment, they tend to neglect the changes and innovations around that can help ease the pains of Open Enrollment. Instead of following an outdated procedure that is not…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…