Are College Graduates Ready To Enter The Job Market?



You celebrated, you traveled and now it's really time to get to work. Now that summer is almost over what next? The first part of summer is when employers get flooded with resumes from hopeful college graduates looking for jobs. A bachelor’s degree doesn't hold as much status today as it did a decade ago, but you still have to have one to be considered for any position. What may be even more important than your degree now is your actual work experience. Your experience can be in the form ... Read more >

EHR and EMR: Is There Really a Difference?



Today, you are probably seeing more and more doctors use electronic database systems and tablets instead of clipboards and file folders. Nationwide, thirty-nine percent of office-based providers have implemented at least a "basic" electronic health record (EHR) system by 2011.[1]  Specifically, Colorado is at 40%, but overall, this percentage is constantly growing (See Figure 1 below). The terms “electronic medical record” (EMR) and “electronic health record” (EHR) are frequently used ... Read more >

EHR Consulting & the ICD-10 Countdown – Are you prepared?



Our firm thrives on making sure all organizations are ready for a new software system or system upgrade, especially healthcare organizations that are subject to the ICD-10 Regulation and new EHR systems. Briefly, the ICD -10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization that codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social ... Read more >

Top Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Staffing Provider



Finding the right people to fill positions at your company, at the right time, and at the right price is a problem that continues to remain the same when attempting to select a staffing provider. However, despite the problems staying the same, the solutions have taken on new dimensions in recent years.  To get to the point, in order to find a staffing vendor that can formulate unique solution(s) and deliver value, your company must be ready to ask the following important questions: Does the ... Read more >

Traditional Hiring vs. Skills-based Hiring



Is it safer to hire based on college and graduate degrees? Or, based on skills and certificates? Traditionally, hiring new employees relies on degrees and resumes as a forecaster of accomplishments on the job. The debate surrounding alternative options to college and graduate degrees as predictors of success is more relevant to today’s business world than people realize. To support the typical “flip” side of the argument, when employers use a college degree as a requirement, they are overlooking ... Read more >

Understanding Successful Staffing Factors



Having an efficient and well-constructed staffing system in an invaluable tool for workforce management. Such a system involves more than technology and software – the human capital and social capital are just as important. Naturally, the goals of a staffing system are to source and recruit great talent, cultivate them, maintain existing staff, and build the company’s standing as a top employer.  So what are the successful staffing factors that can help you achieve this plan? Sourcing, ... Read more >

What is the difference between a functional consultant and a technical consultant?



Today, most companies are hiring consultants with technological qualifications, especially when it comes to IT and ERP projects and consulting. If your aim is to make and/or keep your company top in its field, then it is advised to employ both a functional consultant and a technical consultant in your business because both play their own role in enhancing business efficiency and profitability. The main function of a consultant is to manage the day-to-day functioning of a program or system. ... Read more >

The Battle to Staff Generation Y Talent



That battle to staff top university talent is beginning. According to studies, in less than two years, Generation Y will make up more than 50% of the workforce. The winners of this top talent will be the companies that recruit, hire and motivate the most ambitious, adaptable and active recent graduates and young professionals. New or recent graduations can infuse fresh thinking and new insight into your company; but how can you ensure that they will be the best fit and get the work done? This ... Read more >

What Do the Next Generation of ERP Consultants Look Like?



The primary function of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) consultant is to assist organizations in their transition towards new or updated ERP software systems. ERP consultants exist to help advise and provide their experience to your company’s ERP project. They can help with parts of the life-cycle of an ERP project, or, the full life-cycle from matching your business with the best software to handling internal changes as a result of the implementation. With the growing demand for ... Read more >

Women and the New Faces of Technology



For many years, men have dominated the technology industry. However, the increasing number of women entrepreneurs and business leaders cannot be ignored, and more women are starting to make their marks in the tech industry. The most notable recent examples are Marissa Mayer, the new president and CEO of Yahoo Inc., Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, and Karen Quintos, Dell's chief marketing officer. The fast facts (from an April report commissioned by American Express OPEN, ... Read more >