There are good reasons for both employers and employees to find ways to encourage healthy choices. Not only does improved health reduce medical expenses for everyone involved, but healthier people are also more productive. Today, more than 81% of America’s businesses with 50 or more employees have some form of health promotion program. Last year, more than 80% of HCA-affiliated employees participated in the HCA Wellness Program by completing a health screening and taking a Personal Health Assessment (PHA). But, it’s not good enough to just know your health status if you don’t do anything about it. So, this year,… Read more.
Today, there are 12 million veterans in the civilian workforce (we have over 4,400 at HCA alone). Over one million veterans are currently unemployed. One of the reasons behind this is employers don’t always know how to match military talent with their open positions. To help address this problem, the US Chamber of Commerce launched a new veteran hiring program called “Hiring Our Heroes” in March of 2011. The effort started with a partnership between the US Chamber of Commerce, and The Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS). That partnership has now grown to include the… Read more.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A recent Harris Interactive poll suggests that half of students in grades 9 through 12 are not considering a career in science or healthcare. For teens between 13 and 15 the number is actually 60%. As someone who is responsible for Human Resources