Tuesday August 31, 2021

Alignment of HR Time and Attendance Metrics with a Nursing Retention Focus

82% of attendees stated they can implement the information presented in this session.

The Centralized Nursing Payroll Team at University of Utah Health currently manages payroll for over 3,200 clinical employees. The team has developed reportable standardized process for tracking employee time and attendance specific to early clock-ins prior to assigned shift start, missed lunches, lunches taken less than 20 minutes, missed punches/badge swipes and late clock-outs beyond scheduled shifts. The team has developed individualized reports and an executive scorecard. The employee report and executive score card is sent out after each pay period with intent to identify how the nursing unit is performing in regards to the above five metrics and associated financial implications with each reported metric. This information is being used to identify educational opportunities with staff and enforcement of HR Time and Attendance Policy, as well as creating transparency with clinical areas that would be at risk for compassion fatigue, once employee behavioral components are addressed.


  1. Develop understanding of how standardized Time and Attendance tracking can be used in any organization.
  2. Learn how to apply the Time and Attendance Metrics to identify and capitalize on financial savings opportunity.
  3. Use the Time and Attendance Metrics to identify programs to support nursing retention and reduction of compassion fatigue.


Karen Nye, MHR, BSN, RN, SHRM-CP
Manager Centralized Nursing Payroll and Scheduling, University of Utah Health


ASHHRA Member: $45.00
ASHHRA Non-Member: $85.00