Writing Your Own Personal Mission Statement

As we continue to establish the “new normal”, this is a great time to think about what that means to each of us personally. Whether you call it a personal mission statement, vision statement, personal philosophy statement or something else entirely, it’s a succinct description of your mission in life in a form that youContinue reading “Writing Your Own Personal Mission Statement”

Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Advocacy

Medical Temporaries and its staff share the pain, anger and sadness felt by so many Americans following the tragic killing of George Floyd. Brutality and racism have no place in America, or anywhere else in the world. As a partner of the American Staffing Association, we will work with their IDEA group to promote Inclusion,Continue reading “Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Advocacy”

Recognizing Nurses on National Nurses Day and 365 Days of the Year

In 1953, Dorothy Sutherland, an employee at the United States Department of Health, sent a letter to President Eisenhower proposing a National Nurses Day. An official proclamation was not made. The following year people began celebrating National Nurses Week on their own. In 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a National Nurse Week. New Mexico nurses initiated aContinue reading “Recognizing Nurses on National Nurses Day and 365 Days of the Year”

April Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

“If someone would have talked in school about safe touch and unsafe touch, I believe I would have spoken up as a child and not been victimized over and over again for years, but that day never came, which is why my mission now is to protect children from the childhood I could not beContinue reading “April Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault”

7 Tips for Healthier Easter Baskets

As the second sweetest holiday, Easter is a likely a first taste-of-candy-culprit for many a youngster, when they discover a hidden basket of goodies on Easter morning. Because attempts to revamp the candy-laden contents of the traditional Easter basket have proven unpopular, most parents simply turn a blind eye and allow the once-a-year indulgence. WhileContinue reading “7 Tips for Healthier Easter Baskets”

3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times

Six months ago, terms like self-isolation, shelter-in-place, and yes, social distancing had no place in everyday vocabulary. Now these phrases pepper nearly every conversation around the clock, across the globe. While these necessary measures protect our physical health in this time of viral crisis, they can wield a damaging blow to our mental and emotionalContinue reading “3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times”

The HOW and WHY of Exit Interviews

“Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.”                                                           Continue reading “The HOW and WHY of Exit Interviews”

EQ/EI: The “Other” Skillset

The proper education, training, and experience are critical factors in qualifying for many employment opportunities within the healthcare sector. But just as crucial is an entirely different set of skills labeled and categorized as “emotional quotient” (EQ) or “emotional intelligence” (EI). Elaine Houston, positive psychology researcher and writer describes it as, “Emotional intelligence (EI) formsContinue reading “EQ/EI: The “Other” Skillset”

4 Strategies for Success as a Home Health Nurse

With 75 percent of Americans over age 65 and coping with the chronic health conditions related to aging, the growing need for home health care can only increase. In fact, according to CNBC, the job outlook for home health care nurses is expected to grow by 26 percent from 2016 to 2026,  much faster than most professions.  According to Bayada HomeContinue reading “4 Strategies for Success as a Home Health Nurse”

5 Strategies for Lovin’ on Your Employees

“When a manager recognizes an employee’s behavior, personally and sincerely, both feel proud, gratified, and happy. There’s a human connection that transcends the immediate culture to create a shared bond. The power of this bond is stronger than you might think; indeed, it’s the power that holds together great organizational cultures.”  – Erik Mosley andContinue reading “5 Strategies for Lovin’ on Your Employees”