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5 Top Healthcare Staffing Trends for 2016

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

2016 is already promising some new healthcare staffing trends, some of them great and some of them not-so-promising. As always, there's a lot to be said and done about the growing change in the healthcare system, and what that means for healthcare leaders.

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Topics: Benefits of a Staffing Firm, Healthcare, Staffing & Onboarding

True Self-Improvement: Know the Difference Between Busy And Productive

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

One component of self-improvement that many of us want to work on is our productivity, but what happens when it feels like there's too many things to do? What if we feel busy, but we don't necessarily find ourselves productive? And what's the true difference between being busy and being productive in the first place?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Education: America's Oldest Teacher Proves Age is Just a Number

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many people believe that as we age, we lose some abilities, such as memory, or energy to work. But when it comes to education, America's oldest teacher breaks those stereotypes: Agnes Zhelesnik works 35 hours a week in a private school in New Jersey, at the ripe age of 102 years old.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Tackling Speech Therapy With Selfies

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It can be hard enough for a therapist to have a successful speech therapy session with a middle schooler, especially since it is an age where many pre-teens feel too self-conscious to participate fully or open up. What can make sessions more fun, engaging, and less stressful for a young patient?

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Topics: Healthcare

Need Immediate Productivity? Clean Your Desk

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to improved productivity in your office, you'll find that it really comes down to organization. Through the wise words of key experts on this topic, the best thing to work on for improved productivity quickly is your work desk.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

5 Mental Health Techniques For A Stress-Free 2016

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Mental health wellness should be a priority for all of us, especially with our busy lives and stressful, every-day events.By taking good care of our mental health, we will be more alive and energized for anything.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Self-Improvement, Mental Health

Veteran Proves The Importance of Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Recently, Milwaukee as a city has been celebrating Occupational Therapy Day, which commends the work of occupational therapy and therapists for their role in improving the health and lives of their patients. How is it that this day come to be? With the help of a thankful veteran, who found strength and kindness through his own occupational therapy sessions.

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Topics: Healthcare

6 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement on the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Motivation and engagement can be hard to sustain, whether in individuals or within organizations and companies as a whole. Especially when it comes to jobs, employees might face disengagement multiple ways for many reasons. Jim Haudan, CEO of Root Inc., has managed to pinpoint 6 important reasons why employees are disengaged, and they all relate to emotions: feelings of being overwhelmed, scared, confused or having a lack of understanding, a lack of ownership, a lack of reality, and a lack of the "big picture."

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Performance Management

U.S. Education System Gets a Makeover

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Signed into law by President Obama in December 2015, our education is getting a makeover with the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act. What are the significant changes and improvements that are in the newly reauthorized law, especially in contrast to No Child Left Behind?

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Preparing Students for the Toughest Aspect of Their Nursing Careers

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The worst part of a nursing job isn't bathing patients, helping them to the bathroom or emptying colostomy bags. It's not the difficult patients that are angry and rude. It's not the long hours or all the time you spend on your feet. The worst part of being a nurse, is watching a patient you cared for die.

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Topics: Healthcare

Improve Productivity With Email Apps

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 6, 2016 9:42:52 AM

Everyone with an email address knows how quickly an inbox can become filled with unread emails, which can decrease productivity in general. From trying to filter all your emails to find the important ones, or even just weeding through old emails, it can quickly become frustrating. At the same time, email can save you so much time with its quick response and its capacity to become an important reminder tool.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

When Less Empathy is More Constructive for Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Empathy is an important trait to apply with interpersonal relationships, but it does matter when it is used. For your and others' mental health, knowing when to be empathetic and when to set boundaries is an important way to conduct your interactions and to build a strong relationship.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Self-Improvement, Mental Health

Kraftlove: New Charity for Children With Extended Healthcare Needs

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Though the current healthcare system and atmosphere of a hospital tries to provide for all our health-related needs, for children, sometimes entering a hospital for a long-term can feel alienating, uncomfortable, and sterile. With the lack of color in a traditional hospital room, a hospital stay can feel lifeless and unfit for the creativity within a child. That's where Kraftlove steps in to bring out that creativity so innately part of children. 

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Topics: Healthcare

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