Non-Hospital Learning Track

Non-Hospital Learning TrackThe Non-Hospital Track is a new learning track this year at the ASHHRA annual conference.  ASHHRA is seeking to fully understand the needs of HR practitioners who work in a non-hospital setting.  We realize that HR issues and concerns might differ from hospitals, and we want to become the primary source for information, tools, and resources to help members address the challenges faced in non-hospital facilities.

If you work at a non-hospital facility setting like:

ASHHRA has created a special learning track that is designed to help address common issues that you may face in your organization.  The Non-Hospital sessions are offered during each learning session time and are indicated by "NH/NH."

Non-Hospital Learning Track Sessions

S7 - Employer Brand vs. Social Media
Sunday, Sept. 11  |  1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Eric Holwell, Digital Strategy Director, Bayard Advertising Agency
 Gilbert, National Creative Director, Bayard Advertising Agency

Listen to a national creative director and a social media expert battle it out on how one or the other may or may not work with or without each other. Confused? Don't be- come hear them argue with each other until they figure it out. So many employers still don't have the basics of a strong employer brand - that being the creative assets with design and positioning strategies that help health care employers attract top talent with transparent and compelling stories.

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S15 - The Need for Transparency: How it Impacts Your Role as a Fiduciary
Sunday, Sept. 11  |  3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Timothy G. Walsh, Managing Director of TIAA-CREF Product Development, TIAA-CREF
Steve Kronheim, Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF

This session will present an overview of fiduciary concerns, including issues arising from the DOL regulations, effective in 2011, about participant directed plans.

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M7 - Tales from the Trenches of Litigation, Resolution, and Prevention
Monday, Sept. 12  |  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Linda Thompson, VP, Human Resources and Service Excellence, New England Baptist Hospital
Jeff Rosin, Managing Partner, Constangy Brooks and Smith, LLP

Plaintiffs’ attorneys can easily certify collective actions under the FLSA which, combined with employee friendly state statutes and a lack of accurate time keeping, has resulted in a significant number of class action wage and hour suits in the health care industry, challenging such issues as off-the-clock work and automatic deductions for meal breaks. This situation makes it all the more compelling for health care HR executives to assume a strategic role in advising leadership on these new challenges and eliminating compliance risks. 

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M15 - New Ways to Pay
Monday, Sept. 12  |  2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Jim Kochanski, Senior VP, Sibson Consulting, A Division of Segal 

The increasing pace of change for employers in health care is causing some organizations to break the mold of traditional ways to pay employees for greater engagement, motivation and results.  This session will cover innovations in merit pay, market adjustments, pay , variable pay, and promotions, recognizing that these rewards must exist and be congruent with each institutions total rewards model and abilities.  A template for where to start with revamping ways to pay will be presented to help participants envision their own change process for making rewards more effective in their own organization.  Several examples from different hospitals will be presented.

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M23 - Great Retention Starts With Good Recruiting
Monday, Sept. 12  |  3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Diana M. Meisenhelter, Principal, Riviera Advisors, Inc.

Employers today are talking about the importance of retention, but seldom do we stop and evaluate what we are doing to attract talent.  Even in today’s uncertain times, top talent has choices.  They want to be treated like “rock stars.”  The employment experience matters, but so does the courting experience from the moment talent hears about you.  It’s not just about getting them to the door, you’ve got to get them to knock, invite them in, make them feel welcome, and get them to stay.

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T7 - Interventions to Reduce Readmissions for Home Health & Skilled Nursing Facilities
Tuesday, Sept. 13  |  3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
David Schulke, Vice President - Research Programs, HRET

This presentation aims to give executive leaders an understanding of the reasons for readmissions, the strategic importance of reducing those that can responsibly be avoided, and will highlight successful approaches for working within the hospital and for partnership with other providers in the community.

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