Monday June 7, 2021

Health Care HR Week: Strategic Partners for the Health Care Workforce

Save the date for 2022!

March 14 - 18

Health Care Human Resources Week – the third week of March – is designated to recognize human resources professionals in health care organizations across the nation for their important role across the continuum of care.

Team and Initiative Recognition 2021

ASHHRA seeks to recognize exemplary teamwork and ideas in the health care HR field. Nominations for Team Recognition and Initiative Recognition have been collected and will will be highlighted here and on social media throughout HCHR Week.

Unique Health Care HR Week Gifts

Explore the Health Care HR Week Online Store for unique gift ideas to express your appreciation for your HR team. ASHHRA has partnered with Jim Coleman, Ltd., to provide high quality and cost-effective products exclusively for Health Care HR Week 2021, featuring this year’s theme, Strategic Partners for the Health Care Workforce

Let us know how you're recognizing Health Care HR Week

  • Use the hashtag #HCHRWeek 
    See how other organizations recognized HCHR Week in the past by searching for #HCHRWeek on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.
  • Send ASHHRA your photos and ideas 
    We love highlighting our members and the work you do, especially during Health Care 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 Health Care 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 is offering a FREE webinar on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Learn more 
  • Know Your Health Care 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. 
  • Hospital 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 health care 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.