Monday June 7, 2021

Healthcare HR Week

Healthcare HR Week is designated to recognize human resources professionals in healthcare organizations across the nation for their vital role across the continuum of care.

Healthcare HR Week

Get ready to embark on an inspiring journey as we celebrate Healthcare HR Week 2024! Join us in honoring the heartbeats of healthcare, highlighting the irreplaceable human connection, and recognizing the invaluable contributions of HR professionals like you across the nation.


In a world where technology continues to advance rapidly, it’s essential to remember that the human touch remains irreplaceable. While AI and automation play critical roles in streamlining processes, nothing can replace the empathy, compassion and understanding that human HR professionals bring to the table. This year’s theme, “Heartbeats of Healthcare: The Irreplaceable Human Connection,” encapsulates the essence of what makes healthcare delivery truly exceptional – the profound connection between caregivers and patients, nurtured and supported by dedicated HR leaders like yourself.

Throughout the week, we will celebrate your unwavering commitment and resilience in navigating the complexities of the healthcare landscape. Scroll down to see how you can participate in this week’s special activities.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn to share in celebrating the week!

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100 OFF* ASHHRA24 Full Conference registration
Automatic entry into a raffle for a complimentary three-year ASHHRA membership! (Three names will be drawn).

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Terms and Conditions: Completed forms must be received on or before March 15, 2024, 5:00 p.m. CT. Complimentary three-year membership applies only to ASHHRA Practitioner membership and cannot be applied to Joint ASHHRA/SHRM membership or any other ASHHRA products or events.

*$100 discount is valid only for new ASHHRA24 registrations and cannot be applied to an existing registration, and are non-transferrable to another person, product or event.

Question of the Day: Let's get social!

For each day of #HCHRWeek24, we will post a question related to this year’s theme – Heartbeats of Healthcare: The Irreplaceable Human Connection – and all you have to do is reply in the comments. So be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn so you can join the conversation and read some amazing stories.

Use the hashtag #HCHRWeek24 and #HeartbeatsOfHealthcare and tag us on your posts to share how YOU are recognizing the week.

Healthcare HR Week 2024 Special On-Demand Webinar

Transforming the Healthcare Workforce with Empathy and Innovation

Available March 12, 2024, 1:00 p.m. CT (2:00 p.m. ET)

Business imperatives have long established the work that occurs in an organization. One that’s missing many times, however, is empathy. With continued challenges facing the mere existence of a positive workplace culture that can affect mental health challenges, substance abuse and other challenges. Implementing the principles of empathetic leadership can foster a myriad of positive characteristics that can help establish meaningful connections, trust and strong relationships in your healthcare organization.

Learn more

Send ASHHRA your photos and activities!

We love highlighting our members and the work you do, especially during Healthcare HR Week! Send ASHHRA a fun photo of your team, an idea you have for this year or something that worked well in the past, and your team/idea could be featured on or on one of ASHHRA’s social media platforms.

Suggested Activities for Healthcare HR Week

Below are activities you can implement or use as inspiration for more ideas.

  • Learn Together
    Attend a webinar with your HR colleagues! ASHHRA will be launching a NEW on-demand webinar for FREE on Tuesday, March 12.
  • Get to Know Your Healthcare HR Professional Day
    Hold a contest using a brief questionnaire to ask hospital employees around the organization to define the responsibilities of the HR department. The top three winners will receive a prize.
  • Luncheon Celebration
    Hold a luncheon in your organization to celebrate the work of the HR professional and have others in the organization meet the HR staff.
  • Wellness Day
    HR staff could set up tables to talk about health and fitness, invite suppliers on healthy foods, exercise, stress management, etc.; offer incentive for participating. Find a community/local charity and set aside time to work together to volunteer.
  • Career Share Day
    Invite the community to your organization for a career fair that includes career development activities such as resume writing, interviewing skills, networking strategies, seminars on getting hired, how to shine, turning a no into a yes, etc., or visit a school to talk about careers in healthcare HR.
  • Cover-Me-for-Lunch Day
    For an hour and a half, the HR non-managers and managers switch jobs for a day; the goal is to learn what the other does day to day and gain a greater appreciation for one another.
  • Unique HR Request Day
    Discover the most unique requests you and your colleagues in HR have ever received (without revealing any confidential information, of course!), and discuss how you addressed the request.

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