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The Greater Atlanta Medical Managers Association (GAMMA) invited Gary Wheeler to speak at their 1/2 day conference on HR Best Practices for increasing productivity and profitability through staff.

The Greater Atlanta Medical Managers Association (GAMMA) invited Gary Wheeler to speak at their 1/2 day conference on HR Best Practices for increasing productivity and profitability through staff.

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  • 1. Human Resource Practices GAMMA Gary Wheeler, SPHR, GPHR, CCP, CBP
  • 2. DiscussionTopics • Creating a Quality Performance Evaluation That Makes Sense and Less Work • Increasing Productivity Through Communication, Documentation and Discipline • Building a Productive Team, One Person at a Time 2
  • 3. WARM UP ACTIVITY 3
  • 4. StandUp • Born in the South • Born in the North/Northeast • Born in the Midwest/West • Born Pacific Coast, Hawaii or Alaska • Born U.S. Caribbean or Guam • Born outside of the U.S. 4
  • 5. StandUp • Have traveled outside of the U.S. • Have lived outside of the U.S. • Would like to travel outside of the U.S. • Would like to live outside of the U.S. 5
  • 6. StandUp • Single • Single and would like to be married • Single and feel like you are married • Married • Married and feel like you are single • Married and would like to be single 6
  • 7. StandUp • Would like to have kids • Have kids under 13 • Have teenage kids • Have young adult kids who have left home • Have kids who left and came back • Can’t wait until kids leave 7
  • 8. StandUp • Played an instrument growing up • Still play an instrument • Played sports growing up • Still play sports • Like to dance • Like to watch dancing with the stars 8
  • 9. DiversityIn The Workplace Includes many characteristics that may be visible such as race, gender and age, and it also includes less obvious characteristics such as personality, ethnicity, ability, education, geographic location, marital status, parental status, religion, job function, recreational habits, life experiences, life style, sexual orientation and family situation that makes us all similar to and different from one another. 9
  • 10. Take – a - Way • Creating productive and respectful relationships with all coworkers and customers, whether we perceive them as similar or different than ourselves. • Valuing the Diversity of Individuals 10
  • 11. PerformanceEvaluations Creating a Quality Performance Evaluation That Makes Sense and Less Work • Who completes your performance evaluations? • How long does it take? • What do they look like? 11
  • 12. PerformanceEvaluations • QUANTITY ................................................................................. 1 2 3 4 5 • Meets productivity standards ...................................................... 1 2 3 4 5 • Completes work in timely manner ................................................ 1 2 3 4 5 • QUALITY …................................................................................. 1 2 3 4 5 • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness .................................. 1 2 3 4 5 • Displays commitment to excellence ............................................. 1 2 3 4 5 • JOB KNOWLEDGE ...................................................................... 1 2 3 4 5 • Competent in required job skills and knowledge ......................... 1 2 3 4 5 12
  • 13. BARS Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales 5 – Superior 4 – Exceeds Expectations 3 – Meets Expectations 2 – Needs Improvement 1 – Unsatisfactory Performance 13
  • 14. Key PerformanceIndicators (KPI’s) • What are the key elements for the success of the practice? • What will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the practice? • What will drive patient satisfaction? • What will put more money on the bottom line? • How can we tie team to the practice? • What elements can staff track on their own? 14
  • 15. Ideas • Customer Satisfaction Index • Customer comment cards • Wait times • Follow up calls • Insurance adjustments • Scheduling • Expenses • Accounts receivables • Median total accounts receivable per Full-time equivalent (FTE) 15
  • 16. WhatOtherElements? • 16
  • 17. Summary • Tie individual performance to the practice • Align individual goals to your goals which should be aligned to the practice • Use more objective data than subjective data • Staff should be able to track some elements • Create a weekly or monthly dashboard for staff • Parts of your goal strategy should be team related that impact the performance of the practice • Note: If the practice is not on target, there should be very few superstars. If the practice is exceeding goals, there should be excellent performers on the team 17
  • 18. COMMUNICATION, DOCUMENTATION AND DISCIPLINE Increasing Productivity
  • 19. Productivity • Where is productivity loss in the office? • What do you recommend we do to increase productivity? • What about lack of discipline? 19
  • 20. SupervisionGoneBad • Video Deposition 20
  • 21. LessonsLearned • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate • Document, Document, Document • If not written, it doesn’t exist • If not signed, it doesn’t exist • Never write anything derogatory, especially in an email • Never get upset • Talk directly with the person • You are there to help 21
  • 22. 4 C’s 22 Communicate Constructive Conflict Courage Commitment
  • 23. CommunicationSteps • Choose the setting • Later (preferred) or immediate (illegal/safety) • Indirect (coaching preferred) or direct (tell) • Private (1 or 2) v. public (group) • What is the issue • Who is impacted • Customers • Co-workers • Me • What is the best resolution 23
  • 24. Summary • Talk with your people not at your people • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate • Document, Document, Document • Never get emotionally upset • Never take it personally • Your goal is to help your people be successful • Tip: It doesn’t have to be fancy 24
  • 25. Building aProductiveTeam, One Personat a Time • Talk Listen and Commit • Enhance Employee Relations and Customer Relations 25
  • 26. Communication • Talk, Listen and Commit • Employee talks • Supervisor listens • We commit to work together • Keys to Positive Communication • Maintain and enhance self-esteem • Listen and respond with empathy • Ask for help in solving the problem 26
  • 27. Planningthe Talk • Notify the employee in advance • Choose a private place free of distractions • Allow 15 to 30-minutes • Plan to take notes • Be prepared to follow up promptly after the talk 27
  • 28. Duringthe Talk • Greet your employee professionally • Set the person at ease with small talk • Review the purpose of the discussion • Ask permission to take notes • Ask open ended questions • Ask for help in solving problems • Let the employee know when you will follow up 28
  • 29. FollowUp • The most important part of the discussion is to follow up on issues, questions and concerns • Sending a thank you note or thank you email aids in building productive relationships 29
  • 30. CriticalPoints • Talk, Listen and Commit is a leadership tool • Brand the talk as talk, listen and commit or TLC • Conduct two TLC’s per year • The key is to listen • The most important element is to follow up • Your people should be able to come to you with any situation (performance, relationships) • Never get upset 30
  • 31. CriticalPointscont. • Ask for help in solving the challenge, problem, issue, question or concern • TLC can be used to proactively correct behavior • People work for their manager • Conduct informal TLC’s to build relationships • Relationships drive results/success • Our primary goal is to get our people to come to us • BUILD A TEAM ONE PERSON AT A TIME 31
  • 32. RolePlay 32 • Ask for a meeting • Meeting • Small talk • Review the purpose of the discussion • Let the employee talk • Maintain and enhance self-esteem • Ask for help in solving the problem • Let the employee know when you are going to follow-up • Thank the employee for the discussion
  • 33. Summary • Talk, Listen and Commit is a leadership tool • Brand the talk as talk, listen and commit or TLC • Conduct two TLC’s per year • The key is to listen • The most important element is to follow up • Your people should be able to come to you with any situation (performance, relationships) • Never get upset 33
  • 34. Summarycont. • Ask for help in solving the challenge, problem, issue, question or concern • TLC can be used to proactively correct behavior • People work for their manager • Conduct informal TLC’s to build relationships • Relationships drive results/success • Our primary goal is to get our people to come to us • BUILD A TEAM ONE PERSON AT A TIME 34
  • 35. Q & A
  • 36. Gary Wheeler The Virtual HR Director, LLC 678-997-0017 gary@thevirtualhrdirector.com http://www.thevirtualhrdirector.com Thank You
  • 37. • What we do • Provide strategic and tactical HR solutions for small business • Part-time HR Director • Starting at $1,000 per month • Annual Membership Program • $500 per year • SUPER VALUE FOR SMALL BUSINESS • Specific HR Projects • $50 per hour Our Company
  • 38. • An HR Compliance Audit • A standard application form • An interview template for consistent interviews • List of interview do’s and don’ts • Contractor v. Employee Checklist • Exempt v. Non-exempt Checklist • I-9 Training • A Onboarding / Orientation Checklist • OSHA 301, OSHA 300, OSHA 300A Forms Membership Program
  • 39. • Customized Employee Handbook • Unlimited phone calls or emails on employee issues, questions or concerns • Employee performance issues • HR compliance issues • Contractor v. employee • Exempt v. non-exempt • Recruiting and retention challenges • EEO & harassment complaints • Health and Safety challenges Membership cont.
  • 40. • Up to eight (8) job descriptions • Up to eight (8) performance evaluations • Hazardous Material Right to Know Power Point Training • Online sexual harassment video training • Online management communication, accountability and documentation video training Membership cont.