HR Resources Newsletter Archives

HR Resources Newsletter Archives July 2009

| Vol.2 No.14, July 16 2009 |

Post your position for a Front Line Nurse here Free!

Longwoods Healthcare JobSheetinvites Healthcare Facilities to post positions for Front Line Nurses on theirFind a Nurse web page.

Longwoods Find a Nurse postings are free as a public service from Longwoods Publishing

Here's how it works - email the words in a Word document to Susan Hale. We will post the nursing ad on this web page at no charge. Find a Nurse will be promoted in the Longwoods eLetter, which goes out every Tuesday morning to over 40,000+ healthcare readers

The small print: Please send only one position per posting. The postings can be up to 150 words plus URL to the webpage of your choice. There will be no charge for Front Line Nursing positions. For all other positions please contact Susan Hale for rates and details or see the information here.


Healthcare Quarterly, 10(4) 2007: 84-88
Impact of Information Technology on Human Resources in Healthcare
Mehran Anvari

Incorporation of advances in information communications technology (ICT) into the workplace has had a major impact in human resource utilization in sectors of the economy where it has occurred in a substantial manner, such as manufacturing and financial services. While some benefits of ICT have been realized in healthcare, the full impact of its benefits will only be realized if it is incorporated in a systematic form, rather than in the current patchy and uneven manner seen around the province and across the country to date. Furthermore, provincial governments are dedicating significant financial resources in aligning some of these ventures, such as electronic medical records and digital, filmless imaging systems. However, there is significantly more to be done as healthcare finally embraces information technology and recognizes the full force of its impact in the next two decades. For the purpose of this discussion, I analyze the impact of information technology on human resources in healthcare but do not discuss the necessary component of planning for infrastructure, which has to go hand in hand with this conversation.

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From the HR Resources Database ....

Supervisors Missing Link in Employee Health

The quality of the relationship between supervisor and employee is perhaps the most important workplace determinant of health, says a new research report.

The Missing Link: Supervisors' Role in Employee Health Management from Shepell·fgi reveals that many organizations do not provide supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employee absence or address problems in employee productivity or behaviour.
The majority of respondents (84%) to a recent online survey conducted by Shepell·fgi report that supervisors in their organizations do not receive 'real time' employee absence data, while 81% report their organization does not have a structured process in place that is consistently used by supervisors to address intermittent absence problems.

Moreover, supervisors are not provided with the tools they need to effectively manage a return to work process, with 64% of respondents reporting that their organization does not have a structured process in place that supervisors use consistently to support employees returning to work from an illness or disability.

Read the article here.

Check out this blog: Geoff Ramey's Canadian HR Blog
Recent blogs include:
Predictive Attrition
How to recruit in a "me" society

CAREERS: sent to +40,000 people including Canada's student nurses.

Today's Jobs
Director, Programs - The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Professional Practice Leader - Occupational Therapy - Penticton Regional Hospital, Penticton, BC
Contracts & Performance Specialist, Residential & Assisted Living Services - Fraser Health, BC
Chief Executive Officer - Canadian Nurses Protective Society, Ottawa, ON
Project Lead, Primary Health Care Information - CIHI, Toronto. ON
Project Lead, Primary Health Care Voluntary Reporting System - Analytica - CIHI, Toronto. ON
Vice President, Forensic Services - BC Mental Health & Addiction Services, Vancouver, BC
Planning, Integration & Community Engagement Consultant - Central West LHIN, Brampton, ON
Clinical Operations Leader, ICU - St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care BC
Clinical Nurse Leader/Patient Educator - St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care BC
Director, Pharmaceuticals and Health Workforce Information - CIHI, Ottawa, ON
Program Manager, Green Hospital Champion Fund - OHA, Toronto, ON
Compensation/Research Analyst - OHA, Toronto, ON
Vice President And Chief Nursing Officer - WRHA, Winnipeg, MB
Executive Director, ACEN - Ottawa, ON
Nursing & Leadership Opportunities with the Provincial Health Services Authority of BC
Career Opportunities at Courtyard Group
Career Opportunities at Strata Health
Career Opportunities at Northern Health
Career Opportunities at London Health Sciences
Career Opportunities at Alberta Health Services
Career Opportunities at Vancouver Coastal Health
Career Opportunities at Fraser Health
Career Opportunities at Providence Health Care BC
Career Opportunities at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

Visit our portal of more than 60 participating healthcare recruitment centres.
[Send your career opportunities to Susan Hale at]

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Members of the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) receive free online access to, the Longwoods Healthcare JobSheet, and The Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (CJNL).

CNSA has selected the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (CJNL) as their journal of choice as it contains peer-reviewed articles and they must reference peer reviewed articles in their courses. We also have more than 400 colleges and universities providing students worldwide online access to our publications.

Information regarding other recruiting rates can be found here.

Recruiters find the Longwoods Healthcare JobSheet gives very good return for healthcare positions. Posting is easy. Here are the details.

The JobSheet is simple: cheap, fast, efficient, & very effective.
Cost is $1.00 a word per week (net + gst). Minimum $75.00 (net + gst) per posting. Logos can be included for an additional $20.00 (net + gst) each.

Positions are posted on theJobSheet and promoted in the weekly Longwoods eLetter, which goes out every Tuesday morning to over 40,000+ healthcare readers.Click here for our eLetter Archives.

Note: Discounts apply for multiple week postings (i.e. 10% for 2 weeks, 15% for 3 weeks, 20% for 4 weeks). Postings are billed per week based on word count. All of our recruiting rates are net.

Here's how it works - Send me the words and logo in a Word document. I will send you a quote, then I will post the ad online and send you a URL for proofing. We will invoice by mail unless a different method is requested.

Want to know more? Contact Susan Hale by email or call 416-864-9667 x 104.


July 14, 2009
Eileen Mercier
to Trustee, University Health Network
John Mulvihill to Chair of the Board of Trustees, University Health Network
Darryl Perry, Executive Director of OHAfrica has left the organization.
Christina Bisanz to Chief Executive Officer, the Ontario Long Term Care Association
Steve Bradie to President and Chief Executive Officer, Green Shield Canada
Paul-Émile Cloutier to Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Medical Association
Peter Harrison to Director of the School of Policy Studies, Professor and Staffer-Dunning Chair of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Deborah MacLatchy to Vice President, Academic and Provost, Wilfrid Laurier University
Claude Montmarquette to President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations
Barry Rivelis to Chief Information Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority

July 7, 2009
Mario Tino
to Executive Director of Ontario's LHIN Collaborative (LHINC)
Mike Conroy to Alberta Health Services as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services
Patrick Dumelie to Covenant Health as President and Chief Executive Officer
J'Neene Hauck to Kingston General Hospital as Chief Financial Officer
Christian Pair to Center Hospitalier de L'Université de Montréal as Executive Director
Nina Baluja to Boehringer Ingelheim as Medical Scientific Advisor
Kevin McNamara to Deputy Minister of Health (acting) Nova Scotia
Cheryl Doiron to retirement from Deputy Minister of Health Nova Scotia

[Don't forget, we don't make these up. Please send your promotions, appointments, retirements and other transitions to] Our transitions come from sources we believe to be reliable. We do not guarantee that they are correct. But we are rarely wrong.

Review all recently reported Transitions here.

For a three-year searchable history of leadership transitions and appointments across the country, organized by date, click here. Or visit Longwoods Transitions in Healthcare Blog for recent healthcare transitions.


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