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Easy Steps to Improve Your Presentation Skills

The thought of giving a presentation or public speech is enough to make many of us start to feel nervous. Yet, good presentation skills are needed any time you want to advance your career and consider new opportunities. Even a job interview is essentially a presentation. Yes, it’s also a two-way conversation, but it includes elements of public speaking. Great speakers exude confidence and can communicate their message and win people over. But for most of us, we are far from perfect. Read more …


Define Your Values to Improve Your Career

Understanding which of your personal values matter the most to you can bring you much more satisfaction in your career. It isn't surprising that values play a role in job satisfaction. When you have to compromise your values in your day-to-to-day work, it takes a toll on your self-image. Read more …


Healthcare Leadership Hiring Trends

Due to the dynamic nature of healthcare systems and the many changes they are undergoing, there are several notable trends in healthcare leadership hiring. Hospital leadership candidates are in demand and there are more positions to fill than there are qualified professionals available to fill them. Read more …


5 Common Blunders Companies Make When Interviewing

The interview process is a time where the candidate and employer come together to get to know each other and determine if there is a mutual fit. The candidate hopes to find a great organization to work for and the employer hopes to find a candidate who is motivated to achieve. Yet sometimes, it doesn’t work out that way. Read more …


Give Your Team the Best Opportunity to Succeed

One of the strongest value propositions a leader can give to their team is the opportunity for learning and growth. This can include growth in many areas including professional, personal, financial, mental, and spiritual. We are always changing, so why not capitalize on that fact and help people change in a positive and mutual way? What are you doing to foster growth, learning, and fresh perspectives for your team? Read more …


Does Your Hiring Strategy Include Future Planning?

Planning for your company’s future hires can seem like a daunting task. Or a task better left for another day. Yet, strong teams and effective leaders are what drives your company’s success. Having a long-term plan in place to retain the best talent possible to lead and manage your teams is essential in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Read more …


The Value of Good Leadership

One of the most effective ways to improve retention is to develop the leadership skills of managers. Poor leadership is a leading cause of employee turnover. Surprisingly, most people would rather have a great boss than a raise. Employees want to have a healthy relationship with their immediate manager, because, otherwise, the work become a lot more stressful. Read more …


Understanding Job Candidate Expectations

If your company is working with an executive search firm, then your recruiter will be adept at managing candidate expectations. Whether you’re working with a firm or approaching it on your own, it’s important for the hiring manager and the organization’s leadership to understand their expectations. Read more …


Think Outside of the Box to Increase Productivity

The topic of productivity is often discussed among managers, yet it still remains elusive to many. How do you encourage peak productivity without diminishing job satisfaction and retention? how do you keep productivity high without creating burnout for your team? Read more …


Tips to Ace Your Interview

Interviews can naturally be unnerving for prospective candidates. There are a lot of things to consider, from preparing questions and answers, to deciding what to wear and how to connect with a whole group of possible new colleagues and supervisors; the whole range of variables can leave your head spinning. If you want to ace the interview, preparation is key. Read more …


Trends in Healthcare

The Healthcare system in the United States is evolving in a variety of ways. It's growing, changing its organization, and using new methods to meet patient’s healthcare needs. What do these changes mean for hospital staff and patients? What changes can you expect to see more of? Read more …


Three Tips to Make a Great Impression in Your Job Interview

The job interview is a primary opportunity to put your best foot forward with the company you are interested in. It's also a great chance to highlight your professional achievements and get to know the company culture to be sure the job is a good fit for you. Yet sometimes candidates let their nerves get in the way, or they don't properly prepare. Read more …


Top Traits of Great Recruiters . . . and Why You Should Work With Them

Top recruiters stand out from a crowded marketplace of good recruiters. Once you know what to look for, you'll see how they rise to the top and differentiate themselves from the rest. What sets them apart? Here are a few ways that top recruiters stand out from the crowd . . . Read more …


Sense of Community in the Workplace

The days of staying at one company for the majority of a lifetime and retiring after decades of loyal service are long gone. Today, it's common for employees to job hop every few years in search of greener pastures, and with millennials comprising a large portion of the modern day workforce, the desire for progressive workplaces is rising steadily. Employees are seeking out opportunities where they can feel valued, find meaning in their work, and feel a sense of belonging . . . Read more …


Where You Live Might Prevent Heart Disease

According to a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, people living in areas with better access to preventative healthcare had less occurrence of cardiac events than in areas where preventative care is not as available. The study was led by the Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team . . . Read more …


How to Respond to the Question, "Why Were You Fired?"

Being fired from a job can lead to an awkward situation during your next job search. How should you respond to the dreaded interview question, “Why were you fired?” This particular question can catch most candidates off guard and cause them to stumble through a lengthy complicated answer which can be a low point during the interview. You don’t want the hiring manager to have any second thoughts about bringing you on board. Read more …


Applying Online May Not Be the Best Way to Get the Job

Chances are high that if you’ve ever applied to a job online your application may have never even been viewed. Applicant tracking systems used by many companies today are designed to weed out candidates automatically. This leaves many good employees stuck in a database, never to be seen or heard from again. Read more …


Staying Professional on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has proven to be a powerful tool not only in making valuable business connections, but also as a platform to share best business practices. Everything from tips for interviewing and hiring to creative ways to distinguish your career can be found on the newsfeed and within the multitude of posts that people contribute to the website daily. Read more …


American Jobs Today

The Pew Research Center has been analyzing several decades' worth of job descriptions and role requirements to uncover how jobs in the US are changing. According to the results the number of jobs that require high levels of education, training, and experience have increased drastically, while below average education jobs have increased only slightly and at a much slower rate. Read more …


New Biomarker Reveals Drug Sensitivity in Cancer Patients

Researchers have identified a new biomarker that could help guide cancer therapy decisions and reveal drug resistance in certain patients. Biomarkers, objective biological indicators of a biological state, have been used for many years as evidence to diagnose patients and create a medical treatment plan. Read more …


Physicians Choose Hospital Employment over Private Practice

Over the past five years, growth in hospital employed physicians has increased steadily according to Accenture. Many physicians are choosing to leave private practices in favor of hospital employment based on several factors. According to many, the overhead cost, paperwork, and increasing regulations make it difficult to maintain a private office. Private practice physicians today face a number of barriers that didn’t exist a decade ago. Read more …


Tips for Effectively Delivering a Message

In 2014, CareerBuilder surveyed employers to find the top ten most important skills they search for in an employee. Being an effective communicator was determined to be one of the highly sought qualifications. Job hunters who want to rise above their competitors should always be looking for ways to improve the way they get a message across. Many of these tips are easy to integrate into your everyday communication style. Read more …


How to Do Business with a Baby Boomer

The generation born during the post-World War II years of 1946 to 1964 falls into the category known as "baby boomers". Shortly after the war, birthrate increased sharply in the United States due to young soldiers returning home and starting families. During these decades large families were celebrated in American culture and prospects in business and lifestyle were growing in abundance. Baby boomers grew up in an age of increasing equality and witnessed many civil rights movements. They also experienced a dramatic shift in increased educational opportunities and flourished in a time of economic wealth and material gains. Due to these circumstances, baby boomers have adopted certain traits and styles in the way they live, work, communicate, and do business. Read more …


Oncology Treatments and Global Access Issues

According to CancerNetwork, home journal of oncology, in the past five years seventy new treatments have been launched for 20 tumor types. The oncology drug industry has increased dramatically; however, there are still many countries where access is limited. Read more …


Tips for Traveling On the Job

For certain careers, traveling is a necessity that some love and others abhor. Many traveling employees have to deal with heavy luggage, jet lag, missing their families, and sometimes getting lost in unfamiliar cities. Luckily, with careful planning some of these headaches can be avoided or eased by taking steps to prevent some of the hardships of traveling on the job. Read more …


How to Get Out of a Rut and Stop Being Stagnant

Feeling stuck is one of the worst things in business and life in general. Sometimes when we get comfortable and feel stable we get caught up in the routine and monotony. Over time it becomes harder to get over the hump of a slow quarter, or to overcome the challenges of new conflicts because we're thinking in the same old ways. Read more …


Decreasing the Stress of a Long Work Week

No wonder we're stressed! The USA ranks number 16 out of 195 countries for having the longest work week according to Fortune Magazine. For most businesses, profits take priority over employees' mental wellness. Long hours, high expectations, unrealistic goals, and deadlines burden workers' minds daily. Read more …


The Secret to Forming Good Habits

With so many moving parts it's a wonder that businesses get anything done at all. Phones ringing, papers shuffling, and executives hustling may make a busy office appear somewhat chaotic to the untrained eye. The best managers and leaders know that the reason everything continues to flow is because customized systems are in place to get the job done. Read more …


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