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Career Tip: Let Your Best Self Shine Through Online

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Oct 31, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Do your friends think you’re funny and quirky? Are you a hit at karaoke? Can you be counted on to be a great listener when someone needs to talk.

We all have special traits that make us special and unique. Our friends and families celebrate these traits, but they’ve known us for years and have taken the time to get to know us.

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Topics: Career Advice

4 Critical Industry Trends for Social Workers

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Oct 30, 2013 10:50:00 AM

If you are considering a career in social work or already on your career path, it's always important to be aware of trends in your industry. You can expand your opportunities and career advancement by understanding new needs in the marketplace or how additional training may help you find a more rewarding career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Behavioral Health

Haunted by Unnecessary Terminations This Halloween? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 28, 2013 3:11:00 PM

About to fire an employee? Hold on just one second.  Terminating an employee is very costly to an organization.  Loss of production, recruitment, training, lost sales, and onboarding costs are just some of the expenses that an organization has to endure when dealing with employee turnover. 

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Topics: Employee Relations, Performance Management, Staffing & Onboarding, Infographic

Advice for Acing the Pharmacy Interview

Posted by Alyssa Koscelansky on Oct 24, 2013 9:50:00 AM

No job interview is easy. Whether you're trying to get a holiday job at a local department store or interviewing for a position that will mean a big promotion, or it's the job of your dreams and you just want to nail it – job interviews can make even the most secure amongst us have feelings of self doubt.

If you're seeking a job in the pharmaceutical industry, you know that the competition can be as vigorous as when you were trying to pass your pharmacy exam. That means you have to prepare just as intently as when you were in school.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Great Bosses Lead by Example

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Oct 21, 2013 11:46:00 AM

I was so lucky early in my career to have a mentor who helped me develop good management skills. Managers are often employees who have been promoted because of specific skill sets or expertise in a certain area. Frequently they receive no training in management skills and learn "on the job" often at the expense of unsuspecting employees.

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Topics: Career Advice

Mental Health Care Improvements Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Alyssa Koscelansky on Oct 17, 2013 9:44:00 AM

Miriam Carey tried to ram her way into the White House and was shot and killed after leading police on a high-speed chase through the heart of Washington, D.C. We later learned that she was suffering from post-partum depression.

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Topics: Legal & Legislative, Mental Health

5 Ways to Show Your True Colors for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 16, 2013 9:08:00 AM

Like so many other organizations, we have turned our typically vibrant orange logo to pink to highlight National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Each October, thousands of companies and individuals across the nation focus their time, attention, and resources on preventing and improving treatment for this deadly disease.

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Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Oct 14, 2013 9:40:00 AM

Facebook, LinkedIn, GooglePlus, Twitter and even Pinterest are social media platforms that are now used extensively by both job hunters and recruiters. A recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 95% of recruiters use LinkedIn for sourcing candidates. On the flip side, the recently-released State of the Job Search in 2013 report by CareerArc Group found that using social media ranked in the top three as the most valuable resources for job seekers along with personal referrals and online searches.

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Topics: Career Advice

Physical Therapists Can Help Reduce the Cost of Care

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Oct 9, 2013 4:36:00 PM

Healthcare reform is a hot topic right now. Congress has forced a government shut down because they believe that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bad policy. Yet, on October 1st, the Health Insurance Exchanges, a central component of the Individual Mandate opened for business making healthcare available to tens of millions of Americans who may have never had access to health insurance in their lifetime.
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Topics: Healthcare

Asking Employees to do More Could be a Violation of FLSA

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Oct 7, 2013 2:11:00 PM

In times of government shutdowns, furloughed employees and companies trying to do more with less, you may be asking a lot of your employees. But, what if you are asking too much and violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?

In a recent case, Heyen v. Safeway Inc, Linda Heyen sued Safeway after they terminated her employment as an assistant manager. She brought the suit to recover unpaid overtime pay, contending Safeway should have classified her as a "nonexempt" employee because she regularly spent more than 50 percent of her work doing "non-exempt" tasks such as bagging groceries and stocking shelves. The court agreed and awarded her overtime pay of $26,184.60 plus interest.

Safeway appealed, arguing that the court failed to properly account for hours, she simultaneously performed exempt and nonexempt tasks, i.e. actively managing the store while also concurrently performing some stocking and bagging of customer grocery purchases.

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Topics: Legal & Legislative, Employee Relations

Why Successful People Make the Most of Each Morning

Posted by Debra Loggia on Oct 3, 2013 10:48:00 AM

I recently attended a healthcare conference. At a break out session, a successful author and consultant mentioned that given that we were all inundated with so much information, she used the hours of 4am and 6am to read industry newsletters to stay abreast of what was happening in the industry. You could hear people gasp in the audience.

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