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Industry news, information on careers and hiring, updated regularly.

Five Qualities to Look for When Hiring Healthcare Talent

Healthcare is a unique industry, especially for an HR professional. Hiring the right healthcare worker is different from hiring other professionals, because healthcare talent requires unique soft skills. We’ve compiled a list of the top five soft skills every healthcare worker needs. Keep these traits in mind the next time you’re looking for new healthcare… Read more »

Short-Term Work Experience?

Times are changing. While previous generations stayed at the same job for their whole working life, that’s not the case today. According to HR expert John Sullivan, up to 70 percent of employees quit their jobs within two years (source: Harvard Business Review). So, if like most job seekers, you have a lot of short-term… Read more »

Four Signs a New Hire Isn’t Working Out

When hiring new employees, most companies include a 90-day probationary period. This is the time you, as a manager, have to assess whether the new hire is going to work out long term. The sooner you can spot warning signs, the better your chances of correcting the problem before the employee’s 90 days are up…. Read more »

Long-Term Unemployment? Dive Back Into the Workforce!

There are dozens of reasons for long-term unemployment. Veterans re-entering the workforce after spending time on disability. A long-time homemaker who wants to start a new career. Or it could be the result of a bad job market. Whatever your reason, if you’re ready to dive back into the workforce after time away, there are a few things… Read more »

Preparing Your Team for Turnover

We’d all like to avoid turnover at work; when you have a good employee, you want to hang on to them. But the fact is every industry has turnover. The average annual turnover rate for all industries is around 15 percent, but some sectors are even higher than that. Healthcare, for instance, has a 20 percent… Read more »

Three Mistakes that Say “I’m Unprofessional”

Congratulations on your new job! But, as important as the interview as for making a first impression, the hardest part is yet to come. How can you make sure to come across as a real professional during your first week on the job? Avoiding these three mistakes is a good start. 1. Being Glued to… Read more »

Burnout Warning Signs to Watch Out For

Burnout has been called the biggest occupational hazard of the 21st century. And it seems the higher you climb on the career ladder, the more likely you are to experience it. Are you, or your employees, at risk for burnout? There are some clear warning signs that can alert us to potential burnout. These signs… Read more »

What Resume Style is Best for Me?

In the world of recruiting and employment searches, a good resume is your foot in the door. Its job is to create interest and make the recruiter want to meet you. The question is how do you create an attractive resume? There are two common resume styles used today: chronological and functional. Chronological resumes, as… Read more »

Can You Train Employees on Problem-Solving Skills?

Soft skills are highly valuable in today’s workforce. But can they be taught? Some employees may have a natural talent for skills such as problem solving, but there are ways to teach these skills as well. And if your team is lacking in problem-solving skills, it is vital you train them on problem-solving methods. This… Read more »

Not Hearing Back After An Interview? Here’s What to Do

One of the hardest parts of job hunting is waiting to hear back from a potential employer. If it’s been a while since your interview, and you still haven’t heard back, the question on your mind is probably, “Why?” The good news is you are not necessarily out of the running. There are a lot… Read more »