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”

Bringing Awareness to the Need for Blood Donations

“Someone’s blood saved my life and made my mom smile – was that you?” – A five-year-old kid January is National Blood Donor Month. Unfortunately, wintery weather and the expected instances of flu and colds create obstacles that often hamper donors’ ability to give and challenge the annual drive’s efforts to collect life-saving donations. “TensContinue reading “Bringing Awareness to the Need for Blood Donations”

Be a Champion for Mental Health

Each October 10, World Mental Health Day strives to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of “healthier” mental health. Organized by the World Federation for Mental Health and supported by WHO, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and United for Global Mental Health, this day provides a forum to discuss what needsContinue reading “Be a Champion for Mental Health”

Professional Do’s and Don’ts for the Healthcare Workplace

Maintaining a high standard of professionalism has long been a key concern for healthcare facilities. Meeting, and where possible, exceeding the consumers’ expectations remain uppermost in the minds of forward-thinking organizations – and for good reason. To discount the importance of professionalism can impact a facility’s success as well as the future careers of theContinue reading “Professional Do’s and Don’ts for the Healthcare Workplace”

4 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Healthcare Management

With healthcare remaining one of the fastest-growing sectors in the nation, the field of healthcare management offers a career path with a lengthy list of perks. A review of the stats confirms the wisdom in pursuing a career path in this burgeoning field. An 18% growth in all healthcare occupations from 2016 to 2026, predictedContinue reading “4 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Healthcare Management”

6 Strategies Toward Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

“If we manage conflict constructively, we harness its energy for creativity and development.”                                                                                       – Kenneth Kaye Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. Personalities will clash. Disagreements will erupt. Stress will escalate minor irritations into mountains of maddening frustration. Cue lashing out and arguments that impede teamwork, productivity, and, ultimately, may hamper customer relations. TheContinue reading “6 Strategies Toward Conflict Resolution in the Workplace”