ASHHRA defines the mid-level health care HR professional as one who has more than five years of HR and/or health care HR experience, and holds the position of manager to director within a health care facility. Depending on the size of the facility, an HR specialist can be considered mid-level as well. Because much of the day-to-day operational duties are managed by you, ASHHRA has developed a plethora of tools and resources to assist you.
A list of learning, knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities available to you are:
The ASHHRA HR Metrics Tool tracks human resources metrics with the ability to gather, sort, calculate, analyze, and manage data on a routine basis. The tool comprises more than twenty metrics that includes turnover, time to fill, HR costs, head count, internal hires, labor costs, etc.
ASHHRA prepares various survey reports to help you address important challenges in your facility and gives you the ability to benchmark like-organizations in areas such as pay practices and labor issues. Examples of these reports are the ASHHRA/Integrated Healthcare Strategies Compensation Survey Report, Diversified Retirement Trends Report, and AHA/IRI Labor Activity in Health Care Report.
Advocacy / Labor Relations
As a member of ASHHRA, you have the opportunity to join the Advocacy Committee. The Advocacy Committee monitors national and state legislative and labor developments. They conduct research, and develop and promote advocacy programs that represent the interests of the membership, human resources professionals and the health care field, in collaboration with the American Hospital Association (AHA). The committee travels to Washington D.C. each year to visit with Congress on important legislative issues. Afterwards, the committee hosts a webinar to inform the membership on what they learned.
Learning & Education
One of the primary reasons for ASHHRA membership is to raise your knowledge of health care HR. The ASHHRA learning platform includes webinars, conferences, resource library, books, CDs and other periodicals that cover hot topics in health care HR. Much of the learning also provides recertification credits.
ASHHRA Career Center
For Employers: You can customize your job posting, get tips on posting a marketable company profile and gain access to the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN), where your job postings can be seen by more than 12,000 health care focused job seekers nationwide.
For Job Seekers: Get resume writing tips, career coaching and extended profile options. Plus, you can be seen by more than 200 health care related associations that comprise approximately 1,500 employers.
Become a Committee Chair or Task Force Leader and help advance the profession of health care HR. You’ll have the opportunity to network, learn and grow with the exposure you’ll gain as an ASHHRA volunteer leader.
HR Leader Self Assessment
This self assessment measures your skill level in the five competencies of the HR Leader Model and serves as the nucleus of ASHHRA education.
Based upon membership feedback, these specific benefits are most widely used by these practitioners but are not limited to them. We invite every ASHHRA member to take advantage of these benefits as well.
While most of what we offer is for ASHHRA members, there are other resources available to anyone interested in obtaining information on the health care HR field.