ASHHRA defines the new-to-the-profession (NTTP) human resource practitioner as one who is new to the field of HR and/or new to health care HR, and has been working in the industry for five years or less. As a NTTP member, we recognize that your needs might be slightly different from the more seasoned HR professionals, so a concerted effort has been made to offer tools and resources especially for you. 

A list of New-to-the-Profession resources is listed below.

Mentoring Program
The ASHHRA Mentoring Program is designed to create a mentorship community for health care HR professionals to enhance and grow knowledge, skills and abilities to excel in your career. 

The ASHHRA scholarships are designed to help you defray some of your costs to attend the ASHRHA annual conference. The objective is to provide you with a venue to receive educational tools and resources, and offer networking opportunities that assist you in your desire to grow within health care HR.

HR Sample Forms and Templates
To make it easier for you to learn and grow, ASHHRA offers general forms and templates such as employee applications, talent and review sheets, work schedules, performance improvement plans, job descriptions and much more.

HR Leader Model
Developed by ASHHRA volunteer leaders, the HR Leader Model is the educational platform that health care HR practitioners use to enhance their HR knowledge. The goals are to identify the prerequisite core competencies you need to succeed in your profession and determine how ASHHRA can support you in bridging the gap to reach each competency. The five competencies are 1) HR Delivery, 2) Healthcare Business Knowledge, 3) Community Citizenship, 4) People Strategies and 5) Personal Leadership.

ASHHRA holds Webinars on a monthly basis that cover hot topics in health care HR, which include Health Reform, Wellness, Immigration, Recruitment and Retention, Electronic Medical Records, Compensation, Advocacy, etc. 

HR Pulse Magazine
It is the official magazine for ASHHRA members and is available in print and digital formats. You will find informative articles and case studies on HR best practices, industry updates, membership recognition and product offerings from companies that provide solutions to the HR problems that keep you or your boss up at night.

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.


7th Annual HealthcareSource New-to-the-Profession ASHHRA Annual Conference Grant
HealthcareSource* will provide three New-to-the-Profession health care HR practitioners with a grant of $1,500 each to attend the ASHHRA Annual Conference & Exposition. 

Click here to submit. 
Deadline to submit of May 31, 2016.


HealthcareSource*With more than 2,500 healthcare clients, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry. The HealthcareSource Quality Talent SuiteSM helps healthcare organizations build a Patient-Centered WorkforceTM by selecting, aligning, developing, and continuously retaining highly-engaged people. The company’s cloud-based talent management solutions include applicant tracking, behavioral assessments, reference checking, employee performance, compensation, competency and learning management, and eLearning courseware. A private company focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, HealthcareSource consistently earns high marks for client satisfaction and retention. HealthcareSource has been regularly ranked as a leader by KLAS Research for Talent Management, in addition to recognition in Healthcare Informatics 100, Modern Healthcare’s “Healthcare’s Hottest,” Inc. 500|5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Becker’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list. To learn more about HealthcareSource visit: www.healthcaresource.com.