The Last Mile: The Role of HPM in Rounding Out the Enterprise Human Resource Management Mission

Active management of healthcare delivery and cost control has not typically been seen as an integral part of the mission for human resource (HR) departments. But changing times — and skyrocketing costs — have pushed healthcare performance management (HPM) center stage for companies that want to boost productivity, while investing benefits dollars in better health outcomes for their employees.

This shift away from traditional ways of managing employee health benefits stems from a clear and universal reality: rising healthcare costs increasingly pose a core business challenge.

Defining Organizational Values With One Question

Would you believe that effectively guiding your organization’s values, culture and performance is as simple as asking yourself one question? ….Leaders can articulate their values and drive their organization’s culture by asking one simple question. Hint: It’s more personal than you might think.

Best Practices for Recruitment & Retention

The health care workforce shortage has abated, thanks largely to the Great Recession and its lingering effects, which have persuaded many employees to postpone retirement and are prompting a growing number of physicians to seek hospital employment…. Nursing is one staffing area in which some hospitals went from famine to feast…. But be warned: This is the calm before the storm. A larger, more challenging shortage across multiple disciplines is on the horizon. Experts predict a shortage of about 260,000 registered nurses and 150,000 physicians by 2025 and 38,000 pharmacists by 2030.

From Compliance to Competitive Edge

Given the vast array of regulatory, certification and accreditation requirements in the healthcare field, training has always been recognized as mission critical by health-related organizations. To manage all the learning activities required, some organizations have invested in costly custom learning management system (LMS) applications and many others have cobbled together solutions from desktop database applications.

Elevating the Role of the Healthcare Human Resource Leader

With the current focus on supply costs, inventories, and productivity, we sometimes overlook the fact that the senior HR leaders in healthcare have the responsibility to strategically manage the most significant and largest expense and resource of any healthcare organization -– the people who provide the care and service. Even though the CFO does not have complete control or influence over supply costs, it remains their ultimate responsibility to make sure the costs are managed efficiently and wisely. Likewise, the CHRO has the added responsibility of dealing with the tightly intertwined cost of people and the impact any decisions will have on the motivation and engagement level of individuals with emotions and concerns.

Securing Healthcare Jobs for Mature Workers

White Paper Summary The graying of America will be reflected in its workforce: between 2010 and 2016, the number of workers 55 and over is projected to increase by 36%, a significant jump when compared to younger populations. Current workforce development efforts

CFO insights: Employee benefits considerations

White Paper Summary A special CFO Insights series addressing health care reform lays out three considerations for CFOs with regard to employee benefits and human resource planning. These considerations include: a) workforce transformation and planning; b) managing uncertainty and avoiding unintended consequences

An Integrated Workforce Planning Strategy for the Health Services

White Paper Summary Workforce planning must take into account the availability of the health workforce. It is necessary that health sector employers work closely with the education institutions to produce graduates that meet the competency requirements for employment. The proper skill mix

Global Medical Education and Social Change

White Paper Summary The Program in Global Medical Education and Social Change, housed within the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, seeks to forge long-term academic partnerships to support the education of health professionals and to create

Hiring Trends Moving Into 2011

White Paper Summary The hiring trends survey was conducted to better understand the emerging trends in the City of New York and Tri-State area moving into 2011. We surveyed our team of experienced recruiters to get their viewpoints on industry demands, compensation