5 Reasons to Consider a Job in Healthcare

According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, the healthcare sector created one in every seven new jobs in the United States in 2018, amounting to 346,000 jobs, up from 284,000 jobs created in 2017. As the curtain closed 2018, more than 16.2 million people worked in the healthcare sector, accounting for nearly 11% of all jobsContinue reading “5 Reasons to Consider a Job in Healthcare”

4 Strategies to Enjoy Greater Job Engagement

We know job engagement matters. Research shows that higher engagement impacts a plethora of positive outcomes including individual job performance and team effectiveness as well as customer satisfaction ratings.  “When you feel engaged at work, you’re energized, focused, and motivated to do better. And that energy spreads – you’re a joy to be around! And not justContinue reading “4 Strategies to Enjoy Greater Job Engagement”

Think Heart Healthy this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, candy hearts, all things red, and of course, chocolate, consume out thoughts as the mid-winter holiday turns our attention to matters of the heart associated with love. But there’s another heart we should be concerned with in February and throughout the entire year, reminds the American Heart Association. As theContinue reading “Think Heart Healthy this Valentine’s Day”

Thanksgiving & Healthy Make a Great Pair

Let’s face it. No one wants to think about dieting when it comes to Thanksgiving Dinner. With visions of decades-old family recipes dancing in ones’ head, most folks purge all thoughts of healthy eating and plan to indulge to their heart’s content at the annual family Thanksgiving dinner. While a one-day hiatus from healthy eatingContinue reading “Thanksgiving & Healthy Make a Great Pair”

Healthy Eating On-The-Go

For many folks, those two scenarios, “eating healthy” and “meals on-the-go” present an oxymoron. Hectic schedules and face-paced lives have us grabbing a bite here, a snack there, of whatever’s fast and easy. And too often, these on-the-go chow times do not qualify as healthy by anyone’s standards. While we may try to justify poorContinue reading “Healthy Eating On-The-Go”

Preventive Measures Save Lives

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7 out of 10 Americans die each year from chronic diseases, many of which are preventable. Timely preventive care can thwart many illnesses and detect others early enough that proper treatment will allow for management of the condition. But we Americans are a stubbornContinue reading “Preventive Measures Save Lives”

The Emergency Department Meets the Customer Experience

Oh, the truth in these statements by Diane Mahoney of Press Ganey Associates: “There are a few undeniable observations about emergency departments (ED). Nobody wants to be there; nobody wants to wait; and the longer someone is kept waiting, the more they don’t want to be there.” As much as we would choose to notContinue reading “The Emergency Department Meets the Customer Experience”

Retaining and Engaging Your Health Care Staff

What tops the wish list of healthcare organizations everywhere? A staff that operates like a well-oiled machine. From food service and facility maintenance crews to clinical professionals and the clerical team, each of these departments, and each individual therein is a critical part of a “healthy” healthcare facility. One of the most significant roadblocks toContinue reading “Retaining and Engaging Your Health Care Staff”

Qualities of the Ideal Temporary Healthcare Employee

What do all hiring managers, HR directors, and recruiting officers have in common? Every one of them is looking for job candidates who stand out, rising above the sea of applicants. Candidates who leave such a positive impression, their name is etched in one’s mind. When it comes to health care, the need to standContinue reading “Qualities of the Ideal Temporary Healthcare Employee”

Social Media and your Healthcare Position – Part 2: The Do’s

It’s a fact: social media is a powerful communication tool. This ever more popular means of connecting, while it sometimes garners frowns and criticism, does, in fact, come equipped with many advantages. Employees across a wide array of industries have found that social media creates avenues for collaboration, the sharing of ideas, and the always-helpfulContinue reading “Social Media and your Healthcare Position – Part 2: The Do’s”