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Improve Your Management Skills - FAST

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The higher you climb on the corporate ladder, the more valuable your leadership skills become. Whether you're moving up in your current organization or looking for a position with more responsibility, you'll need to establish solid management skills. We've put together this blog to help you improve your management skills - quickly and affordably.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

March is Social Work Month

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The National Association of Social Workers leads a celebration of its profession every March. Social Workers: Generations Strong is the theme for Social Work Month 2020. That theme is meant to emphasize social workers from the Silent Generation to Generation Z are working diligently to improve life for individuals, families, and communities.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

An Introduction to a Career as an Occupational Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 6, 2020 10:03:45 AM

Someone who is looking for a career that involves compassion, creativity, and science should consider becoming an occupational therapist.

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Topics: Healthcare

Six Tips on What to do if You Haven't Landed your Dream Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

If you took all the career advice you could get but are still struggling to find your dream job, then you've come to the right place. Sometimes, there are alternative paths you probably haven't even considered.

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Topics: Career Advice

Resilience Will Not Prevent Burnt Out Social Workers From Quitting

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

For families with children to receive the best care provided by social services, there needs to be a stable and healthy social workforce run by experienced and properly trained workers. A study showed that a low-stress workplace environment is positively correlated with lower turnover rates among staff. In response, this improves the quality of social services.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Diabetes Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Diabetes is a common chronic condition. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 34.2 million Americans have diabetes. To understand what diabetes is, it's helpful to know what glucose and insulin are. Glucose, also known as blood sugar, provides the human body with energy. Insulin is a hormone the body uses to access glucose.

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Topics: Healthcare

Why Kobe Excelled Because of 4 a.m.

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 26, 2020 10:37:17 AM

Kobe Bryant is often considered one of the greatest athletes of all time—not just because of his skill, but also his incredible work ethic and mindset.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Special Education Meetings Can Qualify for FMLA

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 24, 2020 4:06:45 PM

On August 8, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter stating a particular parent's circumstances qualified her to take time off using the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to attend special education meetings. Although the letter addresses the concern's of a specific family, the principles in the letter have a broad application.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Important Career Advice Nobody Will Tell You

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 19, 2020 10:37:45 AM

Everyone who has been job searching knows the struggles of landing the ideal position. But they're probably tired of hearing the same kind of advice that's being touted over and over again; namely suggestions on how to tailor your resume or follow up with people in your social networks.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Social Workers Are Hard-Wired to Care

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 17, 2020 10:36:48 AM

People who go into social work are by nature caring and compassionate. They have a sense of commitment to the groups and individuals in our society who don't have much of a voice, among them the poor, and especially children. Their caseloads are bloated, their hours are long and the rewards are few. But they do their jobs faithfully, knowing that they can't fix everything and accepting that there will be a degree of frustration that accompanies their profession.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

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