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Being thankful for your healthcare staff shouldn’t only happen around Thanksgiving. But this time of year is a good chance to reflect on gratitude and develop programs that you can use all year to show appreciation to your nursing or administrative staff. It is no mystery that jobs in healthcare, from nursing to administration, are… Read more »

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Firing someone is never a pleasant part of any manager’s job. Regardless of how their ineptitude impacted the overall effectiveness of your department, you never want to be the bearer of bad news. On top of the way you treat the departing employee you need to keep in mind the rest of your team. When… Read more »

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Management can be tough sometimes and nothing is more difficult than having to lay off your trusted employees. It is important that you develop the skills to participate in severance negotiations before you have to have the conversation in real life. Before you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, here are some of the things… Read more »

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Managing a team of nurses well is one of the most difficult and satisfying jobs in healthcare. When you are faced with the task of working with a diverse group of individuals and inspiring teamwork and motivation you can make a big impression with the right management styles. Each of your employees will have different… Read more »

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There are countless reasons you need to be careful when making a new hiring decision. Will this person interact with other employees as well as patients or the public? Will they be responsible for confidential information? Will they have to make crucial decisions that could impact your practice or the care that a patient receives?… Read more »

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Nearly every week the nightly news shares a story about hackers who have tapped into a secure network to steal personal information. It doesn’t just affect technology companies. Banks, retail stores, credit card companies, and insurance companies have been the targets of these hackers in recent months. With so many privacy issues to consider when… Read more »

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The internet has really changed the communications game not only for employees but also for businesses. How do you maintain confidentiality when everyone is constantly connected through their devices? You are still entitled to maintain professional privacy in your facility, especially when it comes to your patients, so here are some tips for ensuring that… Read more »

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The holidays can be damaging to anyone’s health goals. Cookies, alcohol, candy, and rich meals are everywhere. After the season is over many people turn to their New Year’s resolutions to kick start a weight loss or exercise program. Your organization can facilitate this and create a wellness program for your healthcare staff in 2015…. Read more »

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From healthcare providers to administrative support professionals, it is easy to see how the cold winter days in many parts of the country can tempt some people to slow down a bit. As the holidays pass and the weather remains until the first spring thaw, many employees may wish they were anywhere but their workplace. So how… Read more »

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Now is a good time to consider all of your annual healthcare organizational goals. Did you meet them or is there still more work to do? Here are some tips on determining if you’ve met your goals and how to accomplish them with time to spare by the end of the year. Your Budget Objectives The… Read more »