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September 2013
Newsletter
Issue No. 48
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Have you checked out PROXUS' new blog link? We launched it last month, in an effort to fully engage in to the digital age. With our loyal, but busy, monthly E-News readers in mind, we want to deliver the latest news, compliance updates and trending topics to you in a way that's timely, simple and more frequent. The new blog also gives you a chance to interact with PROXUS, by leaving feedback and comments on each post.  <<Read more>>

CCHRCHHR - New Human Resources Certification

ASHRAA new Human Resources certification for those HR professionals associated with the healthcare industry is being launched at the upcoming American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Annual Conference being held September 28 - October 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Holders will be designated as Certified in Healthcare Human Resources (CHHR) indicating that the individual "is knowledgeable of the health care environment and health care workforce needs, and is able to adapt this knowledge to their individual health care organization's needs and goals."  <<Read more>>

Reverse_ProcessReverse the Process for a More Effective HR Strategy

Reverse the Process for a More Effective HR Strategy As a former VP of Human Resources and long-time HR consultant I have developed numerous HR annual and strategic plans. Occasionally, due to time pressures or some other poor excuses, I've jumped right into the process with a list of all the major activities the HR department has to accomplish in the next 12 - 24 months, like conduct an employee survey, update compensation benchmarks, reduce time-to-fill for key positions and replace the time and attendance system. I then link it with the appropriate organizational objectives and send it off to the CEO. I've done my job, the tasks are reasonable and we'll mostly likely get them done. The problem is I've done it all backwards.   <<Read more>>

Projects_DerailWhat Did You Forget? Why HR Projects Derail

What Did You Forget? Why HR Projects Derail A memorably frustrating experience occurred in the early years of our HR management and consulting firm. We were working with the HR department of a major acute care hospital to revise their performance management program. It was a major rework - revised content, new format, modified ratings - virtually nothing remained from the prior program. Months of effort involving dozens of people inside and outside the HR department were invested in the document and process.
 
We were within a week or so of rollout to 2,000 employees when the world stopped. The hospital President indicated that he no longer liked the direction of the new performance evaluation program and demanded it be re-designed.   <<Read more>> 

SHRM2013 SHRM Conference - It's More, Is it Better?

SHRMIf you did not attend the 2013 SHRM www.shrm.org Annual Conference held in Chicago, let me give you a sense of what you missed and where you got just as much value sitting by the pool. I gained appreciation for the conference theme of "Becoming More," as I got swept up in the mass movement of 15,000 attendees from 78 countries traversing McCormick Place, the nation's largest convention center. Although there was an attempt to distinguish general sessions (single event for all) from mega sessions to concurrent sessions, everything felt super-sized. For instance, there were hundreds of people at a 7 a.m. program on HR data management presented by a mid-level company executive! A number of the vendor booths in the exhibitor hall were literally bigger than my two-story, two-bedroom townhouse!  <<Read more>>

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