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Posted in Managers on Jun 21, 2021
With schools continuing to navigate shutdowns and many kids learning remotely at home, it’s a really difficult time for working parents. As an employer, you can take some steps to ease the burden on your employees with kids at home. Here are four ways that employers can support the working parents on their payroll:
First, take a look at your existing workplace policies and ask yourself an important question: are they supportive enough for families, especially parents of young children? If you were in their position, would their job be forgiving enough to allow ...
Posted in Job Seekers on Jun 14, 2021
If you could pick exactly who you work with, you would. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. It stands to reason that at some point or another, you’ll probably have to work with someone you’re not fond of. Let’s take a look at five tips for working with people you dislike.
It’s a hard thing to do, but it’s an important question to ask: are you really the problem in this situation? Maybe you’re not getting along with a certain coworker because they keep calling you out on missing tasks or where your work is falling short. If you can change your beh...
Posted in Job Seekers on Jun 07, 2021
Sometimes, we make the mistake of thinking that being a travel nurse is for the young, the free-spirited, and the spontaneous. And while it certainly can be great for those individuals, the truth is that travel nursing doesn’t have an age limit. This study proves it — a full 31% of travel nurses in the sample are between the ages of 50 and 59, while 9.5% are 60 or older. And more than 55% of respondents started travel nursing after the age of 40.
Here’s why you’re never too old to explore travel nursing as a career option:
If you’ve been in ...
Posted in Job Seekers on May 24, 2021
There is one social networking site made specifically for professionals: LinkedIn. If you’re not already on the site, you should be. It’s one of the best ways to stay current with your industry, connect with peers and other professionals, and even find jobs. If you’re using LinkedIn to find your next opportunity, be sure to follow these quick tips to make the most of it:
An incomplete or sloppy LinkedIn profile won’t get you far. Upload a professional headshot for your profile picture, if you have one, or a good-looking picture at the very least. Edit your headline to pro...
Posted in Managers on May 17, 2021
As a manager or department head, you know that having a trusting relationship with your team is one of the most critical aspects of your job. You want your team members to be able to communicate with you when they have a problem or concern, and feel that you have their back no matter what. Here are five ways you can ensure you have a trusting relationship with every member of your team:
Being open and honest with your team members is the number-one way to foster a trusting relationship. Giving non-answers, half-truths, or outright deceiving your team is no...
Posted in Job Seekers on May 10, 2021
Nursing and the healthcare field, in general, is a growing profession. There certainly are a lot of qualified candidates out there. How can you make yourself stand out from the crowd? Use the tips below to differentiate yourself in a sea of healthcare candidates:
Perform a kind of personal inventory of your skills to determine what you’re best at and what you’re most qualified for. Then, you can begin applying to jobs that specifically allow you to highlight your strengths.
Take inventory of your hard skills. These are things that you’re best at on-the-j...
Posted in Job Seekers on May 03, 2021
Have you ever considered a career as a travel nurse? Many people are interested in this career path, and with good reason. Travel nursing offers competitive pay, the ability to visit new cities all over the country, and lots of flexibility. Of course, it also offers the chance to make a difference in the lives of countless patients.
What does it take to become a travel nurse? Read on to find out more about this profession and what you’ll need to become a travel nurse.
Travel nurses are employed by independent nursing agencies, rather than a single hospital, hospital ...
Posted in Job Seekers on Apr 26, 2021
Are you familiar with acute care? It’s a broad term that encompasses many things, but we’re here to drill down and help you understand it. Read on to find out what acute care means, what kind of things someone working in acute care does, and whether or not it might be the right career path for you.
Acute care is defined as including “all promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative or palliative actions, whether oriented towards individuals or populations, whose primary purpose is to improve health and whose effectiveness largely depends on time-sensitive and, frequentl...
Posted in Managers on Apr 19, 2021
Without satisfied, motivated employees, your business isn’t likely to prosper. Your employees are at the core of what makes your healthcare facility successful. So, if they’re not satisfied, you need to change that — fast. Here’s how to do it:
One of the most effective ways to boost employee satisfaction at your organization is also one of the simplest. Recognize your employees’ hard work frequently, and give credit where credit is due. When your employees feel seen and heard by management, they know that their work isn’t going unnoticed. You might even...
Posted in General Healthcare on Apr 12, 2021
Many of us wish that we had more time to read. But with the hustle and bustle of daily life — especially as a busy nurse — it can be hard to find time to sit down with a good book. That’s where podcasts come in. It’s a great way to soak up some knowledge while you’re doing other things, like commuting to the job.
Here are five recommendations on great podcasts for healthcare workers:
You can’t go wrong with TEDTalks! Some of the world’s greatest minds have given TEDTalks, so it makes sense that there are plenty of amazing presentations on health topics. TEDTalks Health covers ...