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CompDoctor Article, August 2017 Edition

In this CompDoctor article, Jim Fox and Bruce Lawson answer the following question about the importance of using minimum requirements in job descriptions: We are completing a comprehensive job classification study and are in the process of drafting new job descriptions and class specifications for each job in the new structure. When we discuss the process with our department heads and employee representatives, we meet some resistance to the minimum qualifications we have proposed. The general reaction is that our minimum qualifications are too low, which leads to concerns that we will end up getting unqualified applicants. Employee comments are focused on the fact that they had to have higher qualifications when they were hired, and they want to know why we are dumbing down the requirements. Can you share some insights as to what the minimum qualifications are designed to do and why they are important?

New Blood: Why Health Systems Need to Look in New Places for Leadership Talent

For the healthcare industry, there has never been a better time for an infusion of “new blood” to create the kind of transformational change needed for long-term organizational health. In our latest whitepaper, we explore how leaders from outside the industry are changing healthcare organizations across the country, where they’re coming from, and how your organization can prepare for what’s to come. So close your eyes, breathe in, and get ready for change. This will only cause discomfort for a moment.

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Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA)

Three new leave laws in Illinois are slated to go into effect on July 1, 2017, expanding sick leave benefits for employees and may impose new obligations on employers. These include Cook County Paid-Sick-Leave Law and Chicago Paid Sick Leave Law. Read our summary to understand how these laws affects your organization and employees.