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Training new medical staff is one of the most important tasks a manager can undertake, but it doesn’t just have to be one-sided. Does your facility have a mentoring program in place? If not, you may want to consider implementing one for your medical staff. Why? There is a lot of evidence that demonstrates how… Read more »

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From Hospitals & Health Networks, the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association: The baby boom generation will deliver a blow to health care once its members start to retire in large numbers, but this provides an opportunity for new employment structures to take hold. Framing the Issue: The health care workforce is dominated by… Read more »

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  In recognition of National Nurses Week, Time Warner Cable News explored the employment outlook for the profession. “Employers have not been able to find enough nurses to fill their jobs for years. It’s been a problems from coast to coast. As National Nursing Week recognizes their hard work, many are trying to break into… Read more »

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Travel nurses are unique additions to the medical facility culture. They are short- term employees who come and go quickly in the eyes of your long-term staff. They can be very helpful, but it can also be a challenge to get used to the constant coming and going of these staff members. It is extremely… Read more »

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Hiring is a fine art that goes beyond matching skills to duties. It is extremely important that your newest team member also fit in well with your environment and can get along with others on your staff. Values, personality, aptitude, and capability are all equally as important as the skills on the resume. So how… Read more »

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The American Nurses Association projects a strong job market in the coming year. In the organization’s 2014 Nursing Jobs Outlook, Jeremy Enck, vice president of sales at Fortus Healthcare Resources, says he’s seen a trend toward more organizations looking for nurses who speak more than one language. “Any language,” can be useful, he says. “If… Read more »

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It’s no secret that employees like to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Rewarding employees is an excellent business practice that can engage them and encourage them to perform well on the job.  What are some rewards and incentives you can provide to your employees to keep them dedicated and motivated on the… Read more »

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January is the traditional month to start new things, including initiatives to get healthier. All too often these goals are abandoned come February 1. However, with a little structure and a little encouragement, businesses and facilities can help their employees start a program and get healthier, and stay healthier, in the New Year.  Here are… Read more »