Thursday August 3, 2023

Thriving in the Workforce Revolution: A New Way to Reduce Labor Costs and Succeed

The competition to attract and retain talent has never been more challenging, and labor costs have never been higher. These challenges, driven by both generational differences and technological advancements, are causing a global workforce revolution. As a result, organizations everywhere are struggling to respond fast enough with the right engagement models and tools. Learn how to improve your organizational attractiveness to candidates, improve connectivity, reduce agency fees, take control of your financial spend, reduce reliance on ‘middlemen’, start competing with agencies, and attract/retain exceptional talent in today’s new Gig economy. In this webinar, we’ll show you how new turn-key technology makes this possible. We will provide the steps it takes to get there, and real-world examples of success from McLeod Health. In today’s world of cost-containment, this session could have enormous benefits for your organization.

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  1. Understand how to reduce external labor costs and regain rate control by creating competition for employment opportunities in your region.
  2. Learn how to build an internal agency of your own.
  3. Learn best practices from other organizations that have implemented Gig Workforce solutions.


ASHHRA Non-member: $25.00 FREE


1 (CHHR, ACHE Fellowship*, HRCI, SHRM) for live webinar attendees. 

*By attending the Thriving in the Workforce Revolution: A New Way to Reduce Labor Costs and Succeed live webinar offered by ASHHRA, participants may earn up to 1 ACHE Qualified Education hour toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.


Michelle Sanchez-Bickley

Michelle Sanchez-Bickley, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief People Executive
Hallmark Health Care Solutions

Michelle Sanchez-Bickley, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an HR executive with over 28 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources. Michelle is now with Hallmark Health Care Solutions as Chief People Executive, Einstein II. In this role, Michelle is responsible for working with other healthcare executives nationally to provide a total contingent workforce management system that streamlines processes and reduces costs significantly to organizations. She has a strong background in strategic planning including development and implementation of innovative solutions to achieve business objectives. Michelle most recently was the Chief HR Officer in Nevada where she oversaw all aspects of Human Resources with an integrated Health Care system.

Her expertise includes strategic planning, talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention initiatives, labor relations, total rewards (compensation, benefits, wellness), employee empowerment, organizational development, training, policy design, succession planning, executive coaching and recruiting. She holds her bachelor’s degree in political science and justice studies from Frostburg State University, MD and earned her master’s degree in human resource development from Georgia State University. She is a dually certified senior professional in human resources and has served on numerous not for profit boards and volunteers in the communities she serves.

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Kelly Hurt, DHA, MHA, MBA
Vice President, Human Resources
McLeod Health

Kelly Hurt, DHA, MHA, MBA is an HR executive with 25 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources. Kelly has worked her entire career in the healthcare industry and has spent the last 16 years serving in executive level positions with a variety of health systems from single hospital health system to multi state health systems. Kelly has been with McLeod Health for a little over a year and has been working with others in the organization to identify opportunities for reducing contract labor spend.

Kelly’s expertise includes strategic planning, employee relations, compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, HR information systems, training and development, employee engagement and retention, and succession planning. She holds a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, OH, a Masters in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana and a Bachelors in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on numerous boards.