Novia Strategies, Inc. Congratulates David Murdock as 2016 Employee of the Year

David Murdock

Labor and Productivity Practice Lead Recognized for His Leadership, Client Results

January 11, 2017

POWAY, Calif. — In recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions to the company’s success, Novia Strategies, Inc. proudly celebrates David Murdock as their 2016 Employee of the Year.

“David’s outstanding staffing and productivity expertise has resulted in more than $60 million in labor-related savings for Novia’s clients,” says Nancy Lakier, CEO of Novia Strategies. “He has contributed immensely to the growth and success of Novia’s Labor Productivity service offering. Results like these – combined with stellar leadership skill – make David our 2016 Employee of the Year.”

As Managing Director and Practice Lead for Novia’s Labor Productivity practice, David built upon the strong foundation Novia developed to grow an industry-leading practice that enables hospitals across the country to reduce their labor spend. In contrast to many labor consulting firms that focus solely on staff reductions, David and his team focus first on operational efficiency, productivity improvements, right-size recruitment and longer-term retention in order to deliver bottom-line savings. To achieve this, David and his team bring operational expertise and a variety of tools to every client engagement. These include predictive analytics for staffing, peer-appropriate productivity benchmarking, and core and flexible staffing analysis, including overhead and corporate departments. David and his team have also created a proprietary methodology that measures workload indicators in lieu of, or as a complement of, acuity for nursing productivity.

“Working with Novia has afforded me the opportunity to work with thought leaders who deliver outstanding results for our clients – and, equally important, are people with whom I look forward to working,” says David Murdock, Managing Director and Labor Productivity Practice Lead for Novia Strategies.

When presented with his award, David shared this story with the audience: “One of my favorite quotes from a Staffing and Productivity client was about how her department leaders referred to our team members by our first names and not as ‘The Consultants.’ This shows our approach to client partnership yields results with compassion and collaboration – even with the difficult decisions that may accompany a cost-reduction project. I am honored to be recognized with this award as it underscores the importance of approaching our work in a manner that produces lasting results for clients who are eager to refer us to their peers.”

Novia is proud to recognize David Murdock as a stellar, talented team member who delivers outstanding results each and every day.

David can be reached at or 858-486-6030. Click here to read his full bio.

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