About the HR Advancement Center

Topics: Workforce

The HR Advancement Center is the Advisory Board’s research membership serving hospital and health system human resources executives and their staff. We provide the surveys, tools, and best practice insights needed to answer the industry’s most pressing strategic and operational questions:

  • How will HR’s role change in an accountable care environment?
  • What are the key barriers to overcoming employee resistance to change?
  • What are the most effective strategies for increasing staff and physician engagement?
  • How can we utilize tools and benchmarking to add quantitative rigor to HR decision-making
  • How can my organization curb ever-expanding health benefit cost growth?

Services in Brief

National member meetings

Attend two-day presentations to hear our latest research, refocus on strategy, network with peers, and take home actionable best practices.

On-call expert consultations

Working on a specific project but don’t know where to begin? The Expert Center connects members directly with our research team to discuss specific problems and mine our wealth of best practices.

Data and analytics

Access an ever-growing suite of forecasting and analytical tools—including calculators, dashboards, Excel-based spreadsheets, benchmarking surveys, and decision guides—designed to help you rigorously evaluate, test, and prioritize investments.

Research studies

Order unlimited copies of any study in our vast research library. These reports profile proven best practices from the nation’s most progressive institutions and offer implementation resources to support the tactics’ adoption.

Live and on-demand webconferences

Accelerate adoption of best practices through hour-long, Web-based educational intensives. Join a live conversation to ask questions of the research team or access a recording of the presentation at your convenience.

Daily Briefing

Receive a daily e-mail compilation of all the health care news you need to know, including legislative updates, industry trends, executive movement, and Advisory Board insights.

HR Advancement Center Insights

Subscribe to bi-weekly program updates announcing new research, best practices, tools, and upcoming events.

National meeting webcasts

Unable to attend our national meetings in-person? View webcasts led by Advisory Board faculty; stream the content live or access archived presentations.

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