10 Best Practices for Time & Attendance Professionals

Labor can be the largest cost in many organizations, presenting a variety of challenges in remaining compliant with internal policies and regulatory requirements.  The Labor Management Institute has published a whitepaper that identifies 10 time and attendance best practices to help control labor costs and align staffing, while helping to eliminate inefficiencies.  To download the Whitepaper visit the Workforce Educational Organization website at www.weo-cert.org/news-and-announcements/  

LMI Announces Publication of New Study in the Journal of Nursing Management Comparing Staffing Using MN Census, Turnover Adjustment Based on ALOS & ADT Work Intensity

LMI Announces Publication of New Study in the Journal of Nursing Management Comparing Staffing Using MN Census, Turnover Adjustment Based on ALOS & ADT Work Intensity

“The Labor Management Institute is delighted to announce the publication of a new article by the Journal of Nursing Management Wiley Online Library titled “Comparison of Nurse Staffing Based on Changes in Unit Level Workload Associated with Patient Churn” by Ronda G. Hughes PhD, MHS, RN, FAAN Associate Professor, Kathleen L. Bobay PhD, RN, NEWA-BC Associate Professor, Nicholas A. Jolly PhD Assistant Professor, ChrysMarie Suby MS, RN President/CEO. The article was first published online: October 11, 2013. (DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12147).

This study compares the staffing implications of using the midnight census, turnover adjustment based on length of stay and the volume of admissions, discharges and transfers. We looked at 160 patient care units from 32 hospitals grouped by intensive care, intermediate care and adult general medical surgical unit types.

We found that the midnight census alone did not address RN workload intensity associated to patient churn using length of stay. On average units staffing varied to their budgets and adjusting for patient churn using the ADT Work Intensity formula best identified the need for increased nurse staffing across all units and shifts. The results of this study are important to unit leaders in their daily staffing decision making. If you would like to obtain the abstract or full article please follow this link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jonm.12147/abstract to the Journal of Nursing Management at the Wiley Online Library.”



The Workforce Education Organization and the Labor Management Institute Announce Launch of Multi-Level Education Programs for Workforce Asset Management Certification, Research and Collaboration.

LEMONT, IL and BLOOMINGTON, MN, June 25, 2013 – The Workforce Educational Organization (WEO) announced today their selection of Labor Management Institute (LMI) to develop all content and training for all WEO education programs.  The launch of the multi-level education programs and workforce management professional curriculum and certification is the first of its kind within the industry!  LMI is collaborating with WEO sponsors and industry leaders to fill the gaps in Workforce Management Technology (WMT). Additionally LMI will provide the WEO with research in workforce management and technology.

The WEO is the first non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the understanding, utilization, and impact of time and labor management systems from an operational, strategic, and financial standpoint. Time and labor management includes timekeeping, scheduling, attendance and leave, data collection, reporting, and labor related analytics.

The three levels of WEO certification developed by the Labor Management Institute include the Workforce Education Organization Professional (WEO-P™) Certification©, the Workforce Education Organization Timekeeper (WEO-T™) Certification©, and the Workforce Management Office Leader (WEO-L™) Certification©.  These certification programs cover a wide array of time and labor management functional areas. Workforce Education Organization Continuing Education Content Hours© will be available for WEO members to earn four- (4) qualified Continuing Education Unit credits each year. For more information, please visit www.weo-cert.com.

The WEO and LMI will be working with the current WEO sponsors including ADP®, a Diamond Sponsor; Workforce Solutions, a Gold Sponsor; and our Silver Sponsors Accu-Time and Qqest to deliver education and certification to more than 4,000 professionals this year.

The WEO professional certifications fill a gap in the domain of WMT by providing businesses with a standard measure of competency and guidelines.  This standardization will benefit organizational planning and decision making. These education programs increase outcomes for performance, resources and investments. The multi-level platform of instruction in WMT will inform and align people with technology in the workplace.  This is directly benefiting businesses and companies providing workforce services, products and also helps employers who have invested in developing business solutions.

Barry Rubin, president of the Workforce Education Organization and ITLMA said “We are thrilled to work with the Labor Management Institute and their president, ChrysMarie Suby. LMI is a highly respected advisory firm and a power house in the field of employee staffing, scheduling, and workforce management.”

Since its founding in 1981, LMI has provided education and consulting services to more than 2,500 hospitals, healthcare and business organizations both nationally and internationally. LMI is a recognized leader in workforce management and publishes the Labor Management Institute's Perspectives On Staffing & Scheduling (PSS™) Annual Survey of Hours Report©, now in its 24th year. For more information on Labor Management Institute’s product and services, please visit their website at www.LMInstitute.com.

“The Labor Management Institute has an excellent reputation for workforce management education programs for employee scheduling, staffing and resource management along with healthcare and workforce management research and workforce management consulting delivering sustained operating improvements and implementing innovative practical strategies that balance the workforce and workplace in a conscientious and responsive manner - they are a respected industry leader,” said Barry Rubin, President of the Workforce Education Organization.  “We share the same commitment to providing the highest quality workforce management education services to our members and we look forward to working together.”

Media Contact:

Barry Rubin


Workforce Education Organization

Independent Time & Labor Management Association

(727) 898-8463 X 103



Media Contact:

ChrysMarie Suby


Labor Management Institute





2013 Client Conference for Inpatient and Outpatient Care

2013 Client Conference for Inpatient and Outpatient Care©

Pre-Conference – FTE Right Sizing & Operationalizing the Resource Center

September 17th and 18th

Braemar Golf Course Clubhouse, Edina, MN


The LMI Client Conference for Inpatient and Outpatient Care© is intended for healthcare organization (HCO) and hospital specific unit leadership, decision-support and financial analysts, staffing office, resource pool and business operations leaders, department directors, and executive leadership. The LMI Client Conference for Inpatient and Outpatient Care© will focus on client shared experiences and solutions in workforce budgeting, employee scheduling, staffing, central staffing office operations, resource pool operations and research related outcomes while promoting networking, problem solving and group-based idea sharing.

Pre-Conference – FTE Right Sizing & Operationalizing the Resource Center Seminar

How do you provide effective clinical workforce management in today’s hospital environment?  This program provides best practices for budgeting, scheduling, daily staffing, and position control and management information.  The program will be devoted to presenting the designs, methodologies and tools needed to be an effective manager/leader for the workforce.

2012 Annual Survey of Hours is Available!

LMI has expanded the survey to include more units in Peri-Operative services, Ambulatory Care and Outpatient Clinics by Specialty, Pharmacy, Infusion Center, Radiation Oncology, Respiratory Therapy, Urgent Care, and Wound Care.

The Survey is NOW Available as a Secure PDF Document.  We still have the Print Versions available as well