• What Challenges May Healthcare Recruiters Face Over the Next Year

    Posted in Managers on Feb 15, 2021

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    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people’s lives in 2021, and is likely to do so for some time. The ongoing pandemic creates challenges when it comes to recruiting healthcare workers. Let’s take a look at some of those challenges and what to do about them as 2021 rolls on.

    Higher demand and lower supply.

    To put it in economic terms, there is a higher demand for qualified nurses and a lower supply. Hospitals and healthcare facilities all over the country need great staff more than ever as patient numbers swell. And outpatient facilities, nursing homes, and other kinds of healthcare fac...

  • Why Promoting Student Health in Schools is Important

    Posted in Job Seekers on Feb 08, 2021

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    School is important for teaching students the basic disciplines that we all learn—science, mathematics, social sciences, etc. But promoting basic health guidelines is also an important aspect of school learning. The roles that school nurses and other health professionals play for our young people are indispensable. Here’s why promoting student health in school is so important:

    It increases health immediately.

    School health education programs have been shown to reduce risky behaviors like poor nutrition, lack of exercise, drug and alcohol use, tobacco use, violence, and much more. To put it si...

  • Ways School Nurses Play a Vital Role During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Posted in General Healthcare on Feb 01, 2021

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    Long before COVID-19, the role of the school nurse was an essential one. They’re the first responders to any health issue a student faces during the school day, and they’re on the front lines with systemic issues like mental health, food insecurity, and even child abuse situations. School nurses are also essential, of course, as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

    School nurses educate.

    One of the primary jobs of the school nurse during COVID-19 is to educate students, staff, and parents about the virus itself, transmission, precautionary measures, and more. With so much new inform...

  • Use Social Media to Your Job Search Advantage

    Posted in Job Seekers on Jan 25, 2021

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    In today’s world, much of the job hunting and recruiting process has moved online. And that includes social media. In fact, you can leverage your social media accounts to your advantage when it comes to finding the positions you want. Here’s how to do it:

    Put your best foot forward online.

    While your LinkedIn is the professional social media platform designed to showcase your work history, skill sets, and education, keep in mind that other social media platforms are important, too. Take a moment to think about what your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social profiles look like to empl...

  • Positive Employer Branding Can Help Recruit Top Talent

    Posted in Managers on Jan 18, 2021

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    Now more than ever, people are critical about the type of company they choose to devote their time to. And that’s only becoming more common as Gen Z enters the workforce. That means that your company branding needs to be appealing to everyone. How can you make that happen?

    Pay attention to your company reviews.

    One of the first ways that potential employees get a sense of your company is through reviews, especially on sites like Glassdoor. And if you have a bunch of bad reviews, it certainly doesn’t help your reputation with new recruits. Take time to look at these reviews and note what compl...

  • How to Deal With Stress at Work and Avoid Burnout

    Posted in General Healthcare on Jan 11, 2021

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    Everyone gets stressed at work sometimes. But when it becomes a regular occurrence, it’s a quick path to full-fledged burnout. And when that happens, your productivity can drop, and it can start having real effects on your career and your health.

    Let’s take a look at how to deal with stress at work and avoid burnout.

    Know the signs of stress and burnout.

    The first step is to know what to look for when it comes to work-related stress and eventual burnout. Common signs include exhaustion, frequent headaches, dreading work, loss of interest in what you do, lower self-esteem, and calling out of w...

  • New Year, New Job?

    Posted in Job Seekers on Jan 04, 2021

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    Are you tired of being unhappy in your current position? As we enter a new year, it’s the perfect time to make a change. But how do you know if you’re really ready to take that leap? Here are five indicators that you’re ready to move on and find a new position:

    You’re constantly thinking about finding a new job.

    If you’re at the point where you’re always dwelling on what could be better, it’s probably a sign that you’re ready to move on. You wouldn’t be thinking about a new job if you were happy in your current one. While everyone has their bad days at work, it’s time to look for something ne...

  • Why Healthcare Workers Need to Make Their Mental Health a Priority

    Posted in Job Seekers on Dec 28, 2020

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    As a healthcare worker, your whole job is to take care of others. And that can sometimes make it easy to neglect your own self-care. But there is clear evidence that problems start to arise when healthcare workers don’t make their own mental health a priority.

    Here’s why it’s so important to pay attention to your own well-being, on the job and off:

    When you’re suffering, you start to make mistakes.

    Employees who are burned out in the mental health department can quickly start to see their on-the-job performance suffer. Making mistakes isn’t a good thing in any job. But there’s a difference be...

  • How to Thank Your Healthcare Heroes This Holiday Season

    Posted in Managers on Dec 21, 2020

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    2020 has been one for the books. And no group of people has shined more than the skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals that helped millions of people this year. It’s important that healthcare facilities take a moment to thank their staff this holiday season. Here are a few ideas:

    Recognize their hard work publicly.

    Remember that a “thank you” goes a long way. Recognizing your healthcare team’s hard work, verbally and publicly, is essential. Tell your team members how much you appreciate their efforts this year. Make social media posts highlighting your workers’ commitment. Whatev...

  • Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Work the Night Shift

    Posted in Job Seekers on Dec 14, 2020

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    Getting used to working the night shift can be difficult at first, especially if you’ve never done it before. But it will become easier as you adjust. If you’re considering working nights, rest assured that there are many great reasons to do so. Here are the top five reasons why you should work the night-shift at your healthcare facility:

    1.) You’ll earn more.

    In most healthcare facilities, you’ll earn more money if you work nights. For many, that’s reason enough to adjust their schedules and become nocturnal, at least for a while. And if you’re fond of picking up overtime hours whenever you ...