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Membership Matters: Support For Physical Therapists

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Most people who have benefitted from physical therapy services view physical therapists as heroes or magicians. They’ve gotten back their lives with their support and encouragement.  So where do they turn for professional support and encouragement?

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Are You Maximizing Your Network for Optimal Job Impact?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 26, 2014 2:13:00 PM

Is your network helping you? When is the last time you took a good look at your network—an analytical type of look—and asked yourself if those relationships were adding value to your job or overall career?  While it might be fun to hang out with like-minded folks on Facebook, that’s not always the best thing for your job network.  The good thing is that you don’t have to choose; it’s not "Career OR Job OR Network." It’s really “Career AND Job AND Network.”

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Promoting Behavioral Health Through Art Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 25, 2014 1:31:00 PM

One way to treat behavioral health issues is through art therapy. It involves a patient expressing his or herself through art under the guidance of an art therapist who is trained in helping people resolve mental health problems through art and picking up on visual clues to gain insights into the patient’s psyche.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Whether You're "Career" or "Just a Job", Know Workplace Boundaries

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM

We’ve all heard the horror stories, where Jane shares something about her coworker Jim on Facebook and it gets back to him through a Friend of a Friend, causing embarrassment on both sides, if not worse.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Staffing Plus' Talent Management Strategy Featured At SHRM 2014

Posted by Alyssa Koscelansky on Jun 19, 2014 10:12:00 AM

When you hear the term brand recognition, a short but notable list comes to mind - Nordstroms, Ritz Carlton, Apple, Starbucks.  Why these particular names?  The customer experience along with the merchandise is always exceptional. The staff are knowledgeable, helpful and focused on their customers.  As a result, I along with millions of others, are extremely loyal customers. This customer experience is part of their "brand."
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Topics: Performance Management, Infographic

How Residential Aide Workers Will Save Your Family

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 17, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Jack turned off the alarm and laid back with a sigh.  It seemed as if he’d only just fallen asleep when, as if on cue, the phone rang.  He knew who it was without looking at the caller id.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

The Best Career Resources for Physical Therapists For 2014

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Our desire to help and care for others is a very human trait. The entire medical industry is based on this and those who pursue careers in medicine are drawn to fulfilling it. For most, they see helping others as a calling.  But there's more to forging a career in medicine than a deep desire to care for others. And, even if your calling is altruistic, earning an income is likely an important factor in choosing which field of medicine to enter.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

The Difference a Dad Makes to Emotional & Behavioral Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America - one out of three - live in biological father-absent homes.  It only seems fitting - this Father's Day - that we shine a light on dads and the impact they have in curbing society's worst social problems.  

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Infographic

Mental Health Evaluation Vs. Violence Prevention

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 10, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Turning on the news today often brings stories of shootings, attacks, and violence. Incidents such as the Sandy Hook shootings, the killing spree of James Holmes, and the recent mass murders at the University of California Santa Barabra. The aftermath of events such as these often leave people asking why something wasn’t done before they happened. Why weren’t the plans of these murderers uncovered? Why didn’t someone stop them. Obviously the mental or behavioral health of these killers should have been questioned.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Networking or Job: You Really Can Do Both

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 9, 2014 8:00:00 AM

For many busy professionals, it seems that you just can’t do it all. Whether your commute is short or long, you’re responsible for all or none of the household chores, or you have 2 or 12 family events on the weekends, it just never seems that there’s time enough to both do your job and build your network. While you know that networking is an important way to stay connected with others in your field and updated on what is happening in your industry, it always seems that, when you must choose networking or job, the job wins out because, well, it pays the bills.

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Topics: Career Advice

Mental Health Musts to Recognizing & Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

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

The Dalai Lama once said that "compassion is a necessity, not a luxury, and that without it humanity cannot survive". Compassion, whose literal translation means "to suffer with", is a fundamental part of care-giving regardless of which facet, whether in the emergency room, hospice care, behavioral health or mental health units.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

How Staffing Agencies Can Help You Manage Healthcare Reform

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 3, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been rolling out slowly over the past few years. Some of the more favorable provisions include children being able to remain on their parents health insurance policies until they reach the age of twenty-six; screenings for diseases like breast, colon, and prostate cancer, among others, are now provided with no co-pay required; and children with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied insurance coverage.

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Topics: Benefits of a Staffing Firm, Staffing & Onboarding

Occupational Therapists - Rewarding Career & Bright Outlook Ahead

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 2, 2014 8:00:00 AM

If you are a compassionate person who wants a fulfilling and highly demanded career helping people to recover from injury and illness, consider becoming an Occupational Therapist. An Occupational Therapist works to help patients who have disabling physical, mental, developmental or emotional conditions to regain lost abilities needed for living productive and independent lives.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

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Staffing Plus is a premier healthcare staffing firm that provides temporary, per diem, temp-to-hire and permanent Staffing Solutions for Behavioral Health, Education, and Healthcare settings. We have leveraged decades of experience to assist organizations with the challenges of managing their HR and Recruiting needs.