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CCS Medical names Escalante to new HR role

May 10, 2021HME News Staff

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas – CCS Medical has named Barbara Escalante Hess as its first ever chief human resources officer. Hess joins CCS Medical from TiER1 Performance Solutions, a consultative solutions provider, where she was responsible for developing and activating enterprise strategies to improve business performance and organizational health. “I’m honored to join CCS Medical and be part of a team that has so much purpose in being able to impact patients’ lives,” she...

CCS Medical, Human resources, Medical supplies


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Human resources: Be mindful about holidays

November 12, 2019Laizer Kornwasser

Q. Should we celebrate holidays at work?A. During December, a common greeting heard by many employees in the United States is,“Happy Holidays.” There are millions of Americans who don't celebrate a holiday in December, either due to not having a religious affiliation, or because their religious holiday(s) is/are observed during a different time of the year.Additionally, there are those who celebrate a holiday in December; however, they find this time of year to be traumatic, and/or a...

CareCentrix, holidays, Human resources, Laizer Kornwasser


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Human Resources: Lead by example

October 28, 2019Laizer Kornwasser

A. It's easy to imagine the experience of a doctor's office visit: after waiting 30 minutes to be called into an exam room, another 30 minutes pass while waiting for the doctor to finally arrive and perform their exam. This usually consists of a thorough physical checkup, followed by a few tests, before the doctor makes a final determination. However, instead of staying to hear the doctor's recommendations, picture leaving before the physician even has a chance to reveal their diagnosis. It's highly...

CareCentrix, Human resources, Laizer Kornwasser


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Human Resources: Obsess over customers

September 30, 2019Laizer Kornwasser

A. The culture you create and the employees you hire will determine if you will be Kodak or Amazon.George Eastman, Kodak's founder, realized the need to embrace disruption outweighed his concern of failure. He did this twice, 1) giving up a profitable dry-plate business to move to film and 2) investing in an inferior color film product.Kodak didn't need to fail. It was their culture and decision making that determined their fate. Executives were afraid to fail. Kodak wasn't surprised by the...

CareCentrix, Human resources, Laizer Kornwasser


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Human Resources: Make positive first impression

August 22, 2016Melissa Seitz

A. An effective onboarding program takes work and planning to ensure new team members can hit the ground running and feel welcomed from day one. Fewer things are more detrimental to a new hire, whom you have spent time, money, and effort to bring on board, than to have them twiddling their thumbs on day one due to lack of organization or preparation. A successful onboarding plan takes teamwork, commitment and planning.Be sure to have a workstation identified, equipment and supplies ordered, and make...

Human resources, Medical Service Co., Melissa Seitz, Onboarding


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Human Resources: Recognize, reward, repeat

July 25, 2016Melissa Seitz

A. It seems like such an easy phrase to say and a common sense reaction, but all too often it is a phrase that isn't used enough, not only in our personal lives but also in the workplace. Over the course of my HR career, I have discovered one truth about all employees at every level of any organization and industry: People want to feel appreciated and reassured the work they do and the effort they put in is appreciated and noticed. So how do we do that? How do we make rewards and recognition a part...

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Human Resources: Establish protocol for injuries

June 21, 2016Melissa Seitz

A. Many questions run through any manager's or supervisor's mind when an employee comes to them about an injury or incident.To begin, it is important employees understand what they should be reporting. Workers' compensation procedures suggest all accidents—even those that seem minor—be reported, even if the employee is unsure if they are injured. If an injured worker needs first aid or medical treatment, it is important they seek the treatment they need and then notify their manager or...

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Human Resources: Find adaptable drivers

May 23, 2016Melissa Seitz

A. We hear that phrase all too often. A person seeking employment will simply see “driving experience or delivery experience” and think, I can do that, I can drive and I know the area.But our medical equipment technicians, or “METs” as we call them, are responsible for not only delivering equipment to homes or facilities. They are also responsible for set up, education and troubleshooting. Being able to deliver a product is not nearly enough for us to hire an MET. Candidates...

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Editorial

A negative spiral that's avoidable

March 22, 2013Guest Commentary

If you read most business journals or newly released business books, you will see “employee engagement” as a prominent topic. It has become the newest in a long line of business expressions regarding the work environment. What does engagement mean?According to a Towers Perrin study, employee engagement is the willingness and ability to contribute to company success; and the extent to which employees put discretionary effort into their work, in the form of “extra time, brainpower...

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On the Editor's Desk

Your business success story

February 22, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Reading and reviewing the HR Special Report this week, I had an epiphany. I hope it won't be an epiphany for you, but it sure was for me. Managing employees, I've learned, is mostly about what you can do for your employees, not about what they can do for you. This is a theme that runs through many of the articles in this special report. Contributor Ana McGary, president of PeopleFirst Enterprises, says one of the biggest mistakes that she sees small- and mid-sized companies make is not continually...

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