Human Resources
The Untapped Power of HR in Health Care Organizations

The Untapped Power of HR in Health Care Organizations


Organization and HR Effectiveness Point of View

If you ask any HR professional working in health care today what his or her biggest challenges are, you will hear:

  • We need a continuous supply of qualified talent.
  • Engaging and retaining talent continues to be difficult.
  • Paperwork and administration are increasingly difficult to manage.
  • I have increasing pressure to support the organization in achieving better outcomes, higher productivity, and better patient satisfaction.
  • We need to proactively manage performance to align with the organization's goals.

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Sound familiar? If you ask managers in health care organizations, they will come up with the same or similar lists with a focus on people, processes, and outcomes. HR needs to find a better way to address these challenges and produce more effective outcomes. This paper highlights some hidden inefficiencies and strategic tactics to help health care organizations deal with such challenges.

1 Managers spend between 55% and 80% of their time on HR-related activities   Is this where you want them to be spending their time? Are these value-added talent management activities?
2 HR spends 60% of its time on HR administration activities   With the limited time remaining, is HR able to meet the needs of complex, ever-changing health care organizations? What is HR not doing?
3 Many HR organizations focus efforts by location   Which location-specific differences really add value? Where could HR leverage centralized resources to drive greater efficiency and better outcomes
4 Workforce analytics lag behind operational analytics   How well is HR keeping up with the demand for information and analytics to run the business?

By addressing these issues, HR leaders can help deliver unprecedented value to their organizations