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HR, LIFESTYLE, SIMPLE LIVING

This One’s About the Journey

On the Road Again

It seems as though I have flown almost every September 11th in the last ten years. This year, I was not flying, but rather driving; I am currently on a 3,660-mile road trip, and today finds me in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, not quite at the halfway point. Roadtripping has become a kind of therapy for me. In my past, most road trips have been just “a way to get there” on the cheap. They have been about the destination, not the journey. That changed significantly for me a couple years ago, when I found myself alone, really alone, not knowing too much about my own likes and dislikes. Strange place to be as a 50+ year old. Nevertheless, I have tackled that truth and in the takedown, I found parts of me I never knew existed or had forgotten about.

I am a strong woman with many weaknesses.

Not sure how that came to be, but it is certainly true and…, not one to shy away from the truth, I find myself digging in and trying to expose how I got to where I am. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact time and place, can one ever? For I feel we are consistently moving to a place where exposition is how we survive with our integrity in tact.

Exhausted by Life

It is easy to get tired – it would be easy to just go with the flow and not make waves. As many can attest, that would be strongly against my nature. So, I expose myself to situations where I will learn, where I can grow, where change is not only imminent but necessary.

The first three days of my adventure found me in St. George, Utah with about 20 women from my family – our annual Thorn Women’s Retreat (Estro-Fest) was another smashing success. Next year will mark 25 years of this particular gathering. I have not been able to attend every year, but when I have gone, I have been strengthened and empowered by the women I am lucky enough to call family.

The Other Destination

While there is a business destination involved in my travels, I have wrapped a dropped pin with self-discovery. 3600+ miles does not scare me, nor will it scar me. It will fulfill something in me that is needed. Time in my head – to clear the cobwebs woven by hurt and anger – as well as releasing the stress that work can sometimes bring – and I am one of those crazies that works on vacation. Certain emotions tend to be felt more deeply or have a stronger impact, I believe anger and hurt call into that category.

journey

The Destination

My company, Dovetail Software is attending/exhibiting an annual event for Healthcare Human Resources in Seattle this weekend – The ASHHRA Conference. I love this event – it’s one of my favorites and I have attended a number of times. I will walk the aisles, speak with other vendors that support Healthcare HR and learn as much as I can from the practitioners there for erudition. There will be plenty for my team to take in, as we want to benefit clients, as well as make sure we are presenting the full benefits of what Dovetail offers.

Many years ago, I worked for a healthcare-specific search firm as an executive recruiter – this is where I cut my teeth in recruiting, in human resources.  It is strange but going to this conference always feels like going home. And, with the many changes in recruiting and HR over the last fifteen years, it is always a strange homecoming – like when your parents get new furniture, though you’ve been gone from home for 20+ years.

Change is Good

Like so many others, I have felt the pain of change in life and career. Life goes on and thank God for that.  We are often faced with what ifs and could’ve beens – it is when we see clearly, when we know the choices that were initially painful to make, when we see them through the lenses of today, that we know the choices we made were the right ones.

And while not necessarily pain-free, they are right, correct, the best, the way it should be.  I am happy where I am now. Work is fulfilling and life / love continue to be a gamble. And who doesn’t love a spin at the roulette table?

And so it goes.  Change is inevitable and usually for the better.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

HEALTHCARE, HR

Healthcare HR in Crisis, HR Latte with guest Dan White

HR Latte guest Dan White, President of Workforce Solutions at AMN Healthcare, episode 1

Series: Healthcare HR in Crisis 

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HR Latte, episode 105

Healthcare HR Today

Dan White, President of Workforce Solutions at AMN Healthcare is an Expert in Workforce Management, including Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Vendor Managed Services (VMS) and Managed Service Provider (MSP). Dan is known to drive improved business outcomes through innovative solutions which specifically address the workforce.

Dan joins Rayanne for this three-part series on the challenges facing Healthcare HR today by addressing staffing shortages and the issues around that!

“The three most important things that impact Healthcare HR today: we’ve had a stronger/better economy for some time – so more spending, the healthcare clinical workforce is aging, and the population, in general, is aging with more healthcare requirements.” – Dan White, President of Workforce Solutions at AMN Healthcare

To learn more how AMN Healthcare can assist you with the Healthcare HR and Recruiting challenges you might be facing, visit AMN Healthcare Workforce Solutions.

What you will learn:

  • RPOs and MSPs and their benefit to Healthcare HR
  • RPO – people, process excellence, best in class tech eco-system, and measurement of excellence
  • MSP = Managed Service Provider/Program brings contingent workforce to the table
  • Three Staff Buckets in Healthcare: Core Staff, Contingent Staff, & Float Pool
  • ACA and ACHA: regulations, changes in tech, compliance – how HR can stay out of crisis mode or are we already in crisis mode?
  • Will the staffing shortage be ending anytime soon?
  • How technology can assist Healthcare HR
  • The three Cs offered by Managed Service Program: Cost Reduction, Compliance, and Control
  • Patient Care to Talent Care – white paper for the listeners

Healthcare HR on HR Latte series
Part 1, Healthcare HR in Crisis
Part 2, Addressing the Ongoing Staffing Shortage
Part 3, In Crisis Mode

You can connect with Dan White LinkedIn here and email him at: Dan.White@amnhealthcare.com.

On Twitter

@DanWhite_WFM
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

HR, LEADERSHIP

Healthcare HR: How to Manage Bullying

Part 2: Guest Catherine Mattice, in this #KeyPointPodcast series discusses Workplace Bullying in Healthcare
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HR Latte, episode 96


Series:
 Bullying in the Workplace

“I’ve said for along time that people who feel good about themselves produce good results, and people who produce good results feel good about themselves – so they want to stay and contribute. There is little doubt that people seldom leave organizations because of compensation. Most often, they leave because of how they are treated by their boss or the people around them.”
Ken Blanchard

This series touches on what can be done about Workplace Bullying, why it happens, and how to change or alter this destructive behavior. Businesses today are becoming more mindful of corporate wellness and the impact this type of behavior and other employee issues can have on overall company success.

workplace bullyingCatherine Mattice is the co-author of Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work – her expertise and research allow her to present and speak on this topic all over the world. As a former HR Practitioner, Catherine is well-positioned to understand and assist this on-going issue that is not confined to the school yard.

In this episode, we discuss the impact of Bullying in a Healthcare Organization.

For the Target of Bullying: “You have to stand up for yourself and it’s hard because it takes courage. A bully will pick on people who will not push back.” – Catherine Mattice

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • The Myths of Bullying
  • What Healthcare HR Professionals can do about Bullying in the Workplace
  • Healthcare is on the Worst Environments for Workplace Bullying
  • The Perception of Power in Healthcare: How Bullying Thrives
  • Joint Commission’s Leadership Standard

Series: Bullying in the Workplace
Episode 1 What is Workplace Bullying?
Episode 2 Healthcare HR: How to Manage Bullying
Episode 3 Higher Ed HR: How to Manage Bullying

On Twitter

@CatMattice
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

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ASHHRA Special Edition: HR Latte with Jay Kuhns

Jay Kuhns and Rayanne Thorn talk about the upcoming ASHHRA Conference for #HealthcareHR – how to get the most out of attending.
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HR Latte, episode 95

“My hope is that the folks in the room will listen with an open mind… because I only talk about things I have done or implemented in their same industry. If I did itif I implemented a strategy that worked for my organizationthey can to.”  – Jay Kuhns

ASHHRA

Jay Kuhns, SPHR,  is the VP of Operations & Healthcare Strategy at Kinetix and has presented and keynoted at many industry conferences. In this special edition of HR Latte, Jay and Rayanne talk about the upcoming ASHHRA Conference SEP 24-27 in Grapevine, TX and how attendees and vendors can best benefit from attending.

Join us for a quick conversation about the value of conference attendance, what your expectations should be, how to benefit from sessions and presentations, and so much more!

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • What Attendees can Expect from a Conference and Expo Hall
  • What Vendors can do Differently
  • HR Tech: Define Your Needs, Make Sure the Product Meets your Needs
  • Ge the Most out of Presentations & Educational Sessions
  • The Risk-Averse Industry of Healthcare HR
  • How to Maximize Your Conference Attendance

If you will be at the Annual ASHHRA Conference, make sure to come by the Dovetail Booth and say, “Hi!”- we’ll be in Booth #130; we’d love to meet you and talk about what you have going on.

** Check out the Kinetix podcast, Talent Sniper Radio for all kinds of great HR-related information.

On Twitter

@JRKuhns
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers SaaS solutions & help desk programs to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.