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It's A Child, Not a Condition - 10 Key Things to Know About Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2014 5:55:00 PM

Children with autism can be perplexing. They can tax your brains and abilities to the utmost of their limits, and they can leave you scratching your head just when you think you've "figured it out". They can also be some of the most wonderful, enriching people you will ever meet.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

What My Mom Can Teach You About Physical Therapists

Posted by Debra Loggia on May 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Eight months ago my 84-year-old mother underwent lower lumbar surgery. I felt confident we had a great surgeon and she was in a top rated hospital. That being said, at her age, I had concerns about her ability to make a full recovery.

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Topics: Healthcare

What Your Boss Expects You to Know About Attracting Top Talent

Posted by Brian Spence on May 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM

While the unemployment rate hovers around 7%, the battles for top talent continue. Great employees have choices when making their next career move and they know it.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Staffing & Onboarding

The 3 Main Places That Physical Therapists Call Home

Posted by Brian Spence on May 21, 2014 1:50:00 PM

A physical therapist, part of our Allied Health Division, is an important part of the road to recovery. Many people picture physical therapists as the person in the polo shirt and khakis helping patients use parallel bars to re-learn how to walk. While this is definitely something a physical therapist will do, their job description often includes much more.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Job Or Not - Why You Must Commit to a LinkedIn Routine [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Brian Spence on May 19, 2014 10:04:00 AM

While there is certainly no shortage of articles and reference material touting the importance of utilizing LinkedIn for both personal and professional reasons, many of its 300 million users (as of May 1, 2014) would still define their "LinkedIn Routine" as nothing more than accepting their most recent connection invites. 

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, Infographic, LinkedIn Resources

Are There Nursing Opportunities for the New Grad?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 16, 2014 4:16:00 PM

The world is experiencing a nursing shortage and at first glance it appears that this global demand for nurses would far outweigh the supply.   If that were the case, the scale would surely be tipped in favor of every new nursing grad looking for their dream job. 

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Topics: Career Advice, Behavioral Health, Job Search Advice, Healthcare

Do Temporary Jobs Fit Your Lifestyle?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 14, 2014 4:50:00 PM

Routine got you down?  Kids need you home?  Maybe you just want a part time gig that's satisfying but full-time isn't for you right now.  Whatever your reason, it's always a good one and working on temporary assignments or on a per diem basis might be just what you need.  It's freeing, flexible, and rewarding!

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Topics: Career Advice, Behavioral Health, Job Search Advice, Healthcare

The Ongoing HR Challenge -- When Happy Isn't Enough! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Brian Spence on May 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Happiness, satisfaction, and engagement -- they are all important factors that HR and Management Teams consider on a regular basis.  Or do they?  All too often, companies consider these terms to be interchangeable when in actuality they are really quite different.  An individual can be happy or satisfied without being truly "engaged” in their work or their organization.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Infographic

Inspire Resilience | National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) marks its annual observance of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 8, 2014. The day is entitled, “Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope” and will feature events taking place across America focusing on the importance of the mental health of children from birth onward.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Self-Improvement, Mental Health

Pay It Forward This Mother's Day With #MyHeroMom

Posted by Brian Spence on May 7, 2014 9:46:00 AM

This Sunday is Mother's Day and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds will be full of pictures of smiling moms and their kids as they celebrate this special day. Let's face it, moms are special and we love to show how much we love her with breakfast in bed, a bouquet of flowers and maybe a trip to the spa for a pedicure.

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Topics: Charity & Philanthropy

Caring for Mind & Body -- During Mental Health Month & Beyond

Posted by Brian Spence on May 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

We all know about the importance about taking care of our health, eating right, getting enough sleep, and exercising. Healthy habits positively influence how a person feels and how their body functions.  But good health involves not only caring for our body, but also our mind.  

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Self-Improvement, Mental Health

National Nurses Week 2014 | Employment Opportunities & Pay Are Great!

Posted by Brian Spence on May 5, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Here's some great news about nursing for National Nurses Week 2014: employment and salaries for your lifelong passion remain great! Just check out the latest info from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Topics: Career Advice, Behavioral Health, Healthcare

"Mind Your Health" During Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted by Brian Spence on May 1, 2014 8:00:00 AM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Warm spring sunshine and blue skies present a perfect opportunity to march or walk to raise funds for your favorite mental health charity. It's also a great time to "Mind Your Health." That's the Mental Health Awareness Month theme for 2014.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Self-Improvement, Mental Health

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