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Healthcare Staffing Trends for 2014

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Dec 31, 2013 4:59:00 PM

There has been no shortage of publicity around the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the issues that have plagued the website, preventing individuals from enrolling for insurance.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Finding a Path to Happiness Through Rewarding Work

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 26, 2013 2:06:00 PM

I was thinking about last week’s post on Keeping Your Mental Health in Shape.  As a staffing company, part of our mission is to place the right candidate with the right company and position to create a positive and rewarding experience for both our clients and our talent. So, I was thinking about how work contributes to our overall happiness.

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Keeping Your Mental Health in Shape

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 23, 2013 12:59:00 PM

The holidays are upon us once again. Parties, family gatherings, shopping, and presents! In other words, we’re supposed to feel happy and festive. However, if you’re dealing with economic difficulties, illness, or you can’t be with friends and family, the holidays may not be such a great time.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

How to Stop Your Child from Teasing Children with Special Needs

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 19, 2013 11:34:00 AM

There are so many things that make kids great - their innocence, their curiosity, their energy and their laughter, just to name a few. All of those same qualities can make children do things we wouldn't expect, like making fun of others because they are different.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Top Email Mistakes You Are Making

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Dec 18, 2013 4:31:00 PM

Email is the main source of communication in the business world; however, there are many mistakes a writer can make when drafting an email to their coworkers and  - even worse - to upper management.  Since email allows the reader to interpret the tone of the email whichever way they want, it is important to learn some simple steps to make sure that your point is coming across the way that you intended it to.

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Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy in Education

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Dec 16, 2013 2:28:00 PM

If you're a parent whose child receives special education services within a school system, you may be confused as to what the specific differences are between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy as part of your child’s program.

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Help Temp Workers Feel Part of the Team

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Dec 12, 2013 4:11:00 PM

Temporary workers fill an invaluable need for many companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Temp workers make the holiday rush more manageable, supplement staff when the workload becomes overwhelming, or fill in when full-time employees may be out due to illness or bereavement.

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Topics: Career Advice, Benefits of a Staffing Firm, Staffing & Onboarding

Top 10 Employee Gifts From Their Boss [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 11, 2013 4:36:00 PM

While managers come in all shapes and sizes and bring with them different levels of experience and knowledge, there are absolutes to being an exceptional manager. The best gift you can give to your employees, not only during the holiday season but throughout the entire year, is to be an effective leader and mentor.  The truly exceptional managers care about the people on their team and realize that if they surround themselves with successful people, they in turn will be successful too.

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

Being Your Most Productive Self

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Dec 9, 2013 10:16:00 AM

If you’ve ever watched a sporting competition and marveled at the discipline of elite athletes, individuals who work hard each and every day to ensure their bodies can move faster and longer than their competitors, you have to recognize they live differently than others.

In business, have you ever been surrounded by highly effective individuals, who put in 10-12 hour days and are highly successful and wonder what you would need to change in order to function at that level?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Early Speech and Language Development - What to Expect

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 6, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Earlier this month I met a woman who told me an interesting story about her baby brother. Their father works for the Foreign Service and is a native Italian speaker as is her mother. Their nanny speaks very limited English and tends to speak to the baby in Polish. Their mother likes to converse in English since they live in D.C.

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Topics: Healthcare

Identify Top Candidates With These 3 Question Types

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Dec 4, 2013 9:30:00 AM

If you are having trouble identifying top candidates from the pack perhaps it is your interview style.  If you are asking the same mundane questions that every company does, those questions may not be setting candidates apart from each other.  Instead of focusing on what candidates did in their previous position, you should be focusing on how they would thrive in your organization.  Ask them to solve real situational issues to determine if they are forward-thinking and are able to come up with solutions for the future. 

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Topics: Career Advice, Staffing & Onboarding

Think Before You Post: Social Media and Job Searches

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 2, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Privacy as we know it or expect it - has become a thing of the past. The Internet has made it so that we may never be able to forget anything. Information we believe is gone is still out there in cyberspace, ready to come back and remind us of long ago discretions.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Job Search Advice

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