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.

Financial Assistance
ASHHRA offers financial assistance in collaboration with sponsors through grants and awards. They were developed to help you defray some of the costs to attend the ASHHRA 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.

ASHHRA holds webinars on a regular basis that cover hot topics in health care HR, which include health reform, wellness, immigration, recruitment and retention, electronic medical records, compensation, advocacy and more.

HR Pulse Magazine
This 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 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.

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.

The HealthcareSource New-to-the-Profession ASHHRA Annual Conference GrantHealthcareSource
HealthcareSource* will sponsor three New-to-the-Profession health care HR practitioners to attend the ASHHRA 54th Annual Annual Conference & Exposition. Registration, airfare and three nights at the host hotel will be covered by ASHHRA.

Applications are now closed. Grant winners will be announced soon.

*HealthcareSource® is the only comprehensive talent management suite designed specifically to support the healthcare talent ecosystem. Our software, services, content, and analytics enable more than 3,500 healthcare organizations, senior care providers, and staffing agencies, spanning over 6,000 locations, to ensure quality patient and client care by recruiting, retaining, and developing quality talent. HealthcareSource and its award-winning healthcare talent management solutions have been recognized by industry analysts and trade groups.


Last Updated: Wed May 30 2018