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Vol.3 No.17 | August 12, 2010

The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from:  OdgersBerndtson

News and Notes

Managers should cut absenteeism, not a consultant, mayor charges – From The Ottawa Citizen

Tips on how to deal with those difficult employees – From The Financial Post

Interesting USA trend:  Rapid hiring in ambulatory healthcare services propped up the otherwise tepid healthcare sector, as hospitals appeared to lose jobs and doctors’ offices continued their yearlong trend of meager hiring.  Click here for the full Story

A New Way to Manage HRFrom Constructech magazine

Accompanied by an understated, dignified and impressive music score Leslee Thomson uses a video to present the KGH new, five-year strategy. Kingston General Hospital Home Page.

NOTE: Longwoods’ new JobSite will enable employers to upload videos to promote their organization when they post career ads. Stay tuned to Longwoods.com. This featur will be ready very soon! Contact Susan Hale by email here for more information.

From the HR Resources Database

Health Human Resources

Evaluation of the Career Development and Compensation Program in the Department of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children

Denis Daneman, Julia Kennedy and Peter C. Coyte


The Career Development and Compensation Program (CDCP) was created by the Department of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto, Ontario, to provide clearly defined job expectations, enhance career development and assess performance through two distinct processes: the annual review and the triennial review. Staff are expected to advance the goals of the department and the hospital through activities in clinical care, education and mentorship, and research and are rewarded for excellence through compensation and career advancement. We evaluated the CDCP and conducted interviews with 27 members of the department; these formed the primary basis for our summative evaluation. The study objectives were to evaluate (1) mechanisms to recognize contributions, (2) processes used to ensure staff accountability and (3) opportunities to increase efficiencies. Interviews with members of the department resulted in a broad and comprehensive understanding of the CDCP. It is regarded as a rigorous, transparent and fair program. Concerns about the CDCP stem from the potential negative outcomes of assigning value to particular activities, the inequitable level of support provided to staff across the department and the costs of the review processes.

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From the Longwoods Archives

Healthcare Papers, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010
Invited Essay

Planning for Canada’s Health Workforce: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Richard Alvarez, Jennifer Zelmer and Kira Leeb


“Are there enough health professionals in Canada, and will they be there when I need them? ” Answers to these two seemingly simple questions cover a variety of complex and interrelated factors that are not fully understood, as the report about Canada’s Healthcare Providers (CIHI 2001) makes clear. The report appears at a time when Canadian political leaders, healthcare organizations, caregivers and others involved with the healthcare system are looking for creative solutions to the human resources challenges facing the health system . Many of the issues are not new; over the last 50 years they have been raised by various groups and government commissions. But there is a sense of urgency today as options for renewing and sustaining Canada’s health system are actively being explored.

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