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”

A Valentine’s Day Salute to Better Health

Love is on many minds as the dreariness of February dons the red and pink hues of Valentine’s Day. Although expressing love and affection between family members and friends garners a slice of Valentine’s Day attention, the holiday is most known in this country for a focus on romantic love, with millions of Valentine’s DayContinue reading “A Valentine’s Day Salute to Better Health”

Keeping the Happy and Healthy in Christmas

“The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.”               —Toni Sorenson “It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . ” While that’s the goal and the intention, it’s often not the reality. Some folks admit, and lament, that the holiday season winsContinue reading “Keeping the Happy and Healthy in Christmas”

The WHY, WHEN, and HOW of Hand Washing

Each first full week of December, Henry the Hand promotes National Hand Washing Week. His mission? To bring awareness of how hand washing is the best way to prevent epidemics and pandemics. Henry reminds us that it’s the direct contamination of mucous membranes—our eyes, nose, or mouth—that allow infectious disease(s) to enter our body. CheckContinue reading “The WHY, WHEN, and HOW of Hand Washing”

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”

Waging War on the Measles

“Imagine the action of a vaccine not just in terms of how it affects a single body, but also in terms of how it affects the collective body of a community.”  — Eula Biss, On Immunity This year’s August recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month comes amid the country’s worst measles outbreak in over 25 years,Continue reading “Waging War on the Measles”

The Critical Role of CNAs

The certified nursing assistant is one of the most vital roles in the world of healthcare, yet many folks remain uninformed about this critical role, while others view the position of CNA as too low on the totem pole to be of much importance—a notion that couldn’t be further from the truth. CNAs perform aContinue reading “The Critical Role of CNAs”

How Engaged Am I?

Gallup’s 2017 State of the Global Workplace report finds a whopping 67% of employees worldwide are not engaged on the job, with another 18% being actively disengaged. “Disengagement isn’t a motivational problem — it’s a biological one,” suggests Daniel Cable, an organizational behavior professor at the London Business School. “Humans aren’t built for routine and repetition. We’reContinue reading “How Engaged Am I?”