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The difference between a proactive vs. reactive career strategy is success and mediocrity. Too many people look for work at all of the wrong times and accept jobs for all of the wrong reasons. The following ideas can help you figure out when and if you should change jobs and how. Start by determining if… read more

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When meetings veer off track, everyone’s time gets wasted. But what if you’re not in charge and the meeting leader is the source of inefficiency? It can be daunting to question a superior, but you can do it without challenging their authority. First, think about the standard procedures for planning a meeting: inviting the right… read more

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Perioperative providers often work behind the scenes, carefully coordinating each step in the surgical care process—from scheduling and preoperative preparation to intraoperative surgery and postoperative recovery. Jessica Hawkins, MSN, RN, NPE-C director of perioperative services for Midland Health says every member of her perioperative team plays an integral role in focusing their expertise to give… read more

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Hiring great candidates is critical to your company’s success – and the interview process helps you identify them. The most successful hiring organizations know that the simplest improvements in their process can have a positive impact on crucial metrics like quality of hire and time to fill. While there’s no magic formula for interviewing, read… read more

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In a previous blog (R-E-S-P-E-C-T: How To Earn Respect At Work), I discussed ways employees can earn respect at work. But earning respect shouldn’t be a one-way street – it should also be embraced by employers. Respect isn’t just something subordinates are forced to give managers. It’s a valuable asset for employers to show and… read more

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“Humans are intended to be upright, weight-bearing, and in motion and the sooner the patient is mobilized, the better the outcomes in terms of fewer complications, less rehospitalization, and likelihood that the individual will be able to live independently and actively.”– Gerben DeJong In 2013, nearly half of all Medicare beneficiaries who stayed in an… read more

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Listening to employees, you might think, is a no-brainer. But, when you look deeper, you probably will be surprised at how little of listening happens in today’s workplace. In a recent poll of professional workers in the U.S. and Canada, a whopping 64% of the 675 workers polled, agreed that “leaders making decisions without seeking… read more

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Good hiring checklists—the best ones—are inextricably linked to your organization’s mission. Deeper still, they’re linked to the specific skills and behaviors that you’ve ascertained will achieve that mission. Now, we understand that there are also a number of “must-have” traits that most managers look for in the hiring process. Integrity is one of them, and… read more