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Protect Your Organization from A Looming Healthcare Provider Shortage

Posted by Jennifer Hamby

May 19, 2015 12:46:00 PM

With a growing, aging population, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the demand for physicians, both primary and specialized has intensified.   A 2015 study conducted for the AAMC by IHS Inc., predicts that by the year 2025 the United States will face a healthcare provider shortage of between 46,000-90,000 physicians. There will be shortages in both primary and specialty care, and specialty shortages will be particularly large.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Background screening, Compliance, Assessment testing, Reducing Employee Turnover, Healthcare hiring

Successfully Managing Four Generations (Without Pulling Your Hair Out)

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 9, 2015 10:23:00 AM

Once upon a time, older employees were the bosses, and the younger employees took direction and didn’t challenge the status quo.

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Topics: Baby Boomers, Millennials, Generation Y, Assessment testing, Generation X

Baby Boomers Creating A Workforce Exodus. Are You Prepared?

Posted by Jennifer Hamby

Mar 9, 2015 9:52:00 AM

Our workforce is rapidly changing. Every day, over 10,000 Baby Boomers retire from the workforce, leaving a huge gap to fill with mostly Millennials. With major differences between the outgoing workforce and the incoming workforce, companies need to invest in hiring and retaining the right talent, as well as understanding the needs and values of the emerging talent. 

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Employment screening policy, Baby Boomers, Millennials, Assessment testing

Tips for Using Assessments Effectively

Posted by Cynthia Thompson, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Oct 3, 2014 1:10:00 PM

Why should HR professionals use assessments?

There are many reasons why HR professionals should use assessments. There are also many types of assessments available to HR professionals, and it’s important to know when and why to use them, as well as how to use them effectively. First, we need to ascertain the responsibilities of HR before determining how and when to use assessments. Human Resources is expected to recruit “quality” employees, hire “quality” employees, train these “quality” employees; and lastly, evaluate these “quality” employees. HR is also responsible for developing the succession plans for their organizations, which requires high potential “quality” employees to fill positions left vacant by retiring employees or those being promoted.

Since we have no “HR Crystal Ball” and we cannot select these quality employees subjectively, we need professional assessments to help us make these important decisions. Let’s take a look at some the types of assessments available that would be excellent “objective” tools to assist us in our decision making process.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Cynthia Thompson, HR Professionals, Assessment testing

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.