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Financial Links to Logistics and SCM
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:21:39 Z
It is highly important for senior leaders in the healthcare industry to understand and have an in-depth working knowledge in logistics/SCM as it relates to finance.  The principals of economics and finance (scarcity) require that the customers (patients) we service get the best care (quality), at the best price (cost) and can receive care when needed (access).  Each one of these principl...

Job Description Feedback
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:31:14 Z
In a past life, I previously worked for an organization that provided applicants with generalized job descriptions, which actually hindered the organization in terms of employee satisfaction.  Many employees claimed that they were not treated fairly during the employee performance appraisal process because their respected tasks and duties were not properly outlined on their job descriptions.&...

Job Descriptions
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:09:58 Z
In reading the material, I was quite interested in finding out what other thought about the statement that job descriptions need to be very precise.  I have found that in my current organization that job descriptions are more general in nature and can cover many jobs in a department rather than spell out in detail what is expected of a singular job. For instance in dietary, a person is known ...

Financial Preparedness
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:06:37 Z
In my spare time I teach health care finance in an MHA program. Through this experience I've been struck by how intimidated new managers and early careerists are with financial matters. Specifically students complain of being "bad at math"; "afraid of Excel"; and "no good with finances". This is disturbing as many of these individuals are running departments and r...

Workforce/Leadership Development
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:22:19 Z
I am curious. After reading the Human Resources chapter and thinking about workforce/leadership development, in particular, I am wondering how often this is offered. In my current organization, much of these 'benefits' have all but been eliminated. Moreover, I haven't seen or heard of anyone in our market that is currently participating in this on a grand scale. Is this becoming ...

Performance Evaluation Methods - which one is more useful
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:23:10 Z
In the HR presentation, three types of Employee Performance Evaluation methods were discussed - Critical Incident, Narrative Essays, and 360 Degree Feeback.  I have used the Critical Incident method to evaluate my staff.  I would like to know which techniques are more popular/frequently used at the Middle Management level and C-suite level when evaluating staff? Has anyone found that one...