This synthesis describes evidence-based research demonstrating what strategies reduce health care costs and what strategies have only mixed results.
During the latter half of the 1990s, health care cost inflation slowed after several years of rapidly rising price increases. Many hoped that the various policies and programs implemented by government, employers, and insurers in the '90s to control costs would continue to moderate these increases for the foreseeable future. However, in the last several years, rising health care costs have again become an issue.
When you mention reference checking to many, the distrust is often visible. Reference reports are often endorsements, or as Linkedin calls them,“recommendations”. But what can be done to supplement the interview?
My local churches have come through again. One of them has a sermon posted for this weekend titled Get off the Bench. It made me think for a moment about how that would apply to HR. When you think about it that is where HR is today. We are on that bench.
Setting Goals is like using a cookbook to figure out what to have for dinner. You have some idea of how many people you will feed, along with the likes and dislikes of that audience. You may even know what the main ingredients need to be, since you have inventoried your pantry (e.g., assets).