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Tips on How to Thrive in an Entry Level Position

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Working in an entry-level position can feel like the ultimate thankless task, no matter what industry you're in. If you find yourself starting a new job, chances are you'll be coming in at the ground floor. It may not always be fun, but depending on how you choose to approach your new job can determine how much you get out of the experience and how well you do. Here are a few pieces of advice to not only survive, but thrive in any entry-level position.

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Topics: Career Advice, Staffing & Onboarding

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

Considering Outsourcing Your Healthcare Staffing? Learn the Benefits

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In today's competitive marketplace, increasingly more companies are choosing to outsource staffing. However, outsourcing the recruiting and hiring process is still new to many other companies, who don't fully understand the benefits of using a staffing firm over traditional hiring methods.

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Topics: Benefits of a Staffing Firm, Staffing & Onboarding

Healthcare Staffing Celebrates National Staffing Employee Week

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM

When a hospital or long term care facility is under staffed, everyone suffers. The patients can see longer wait times, or feel like the medical staff they interact with are distracted or overwhelmed. Doctors, nurses and supporting staff struggle to keep everything going smoothly when there are jobs that need filled at their practice.

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Topics: Benefits of a Staffing Firm, Staffing & Onboarding

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

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

HR Concepts & Interview Skills You Can Learn From Watching "Sherlock"

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Sherlock Holmes is the quintessential detective whose name springs to mind whenever a mystery has to be solved.  Invented by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late nineteenth century, he has gone through many incarnations, from his first screen appearance in Sherlock Holmes Baffled, which was made in 1900, to the more recent productions starring Robert Downey Jr.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Staffing & Onboarding

What Connectors & Mavens Can Teach You About Staffing

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Malcolm Gladwell is a well known writer who contributes to The New Yorker and has written a number of bestsellers like Blink, The Tipping Point, Outliers and David and Goliath.  Gladwell often has a lot to say about what it takes to succeed in our current world.

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Topics: Career Advice, Staffing & Onboarding

HR Tips from Hannibal: Think Like Your Employees

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 9, 2014 8:30:00 AM

In the TV show Hannibal, the main character Will Graham is hired to help solve serial murder cases because he has the unique ability of being able to think like a psychopath without actually being one.  This is not to say that Will has no mental issues whatsoever.  He himself is sociopathic and has trouble feeling normal emotions in everyday life.  However, he is not a psychopath.  The show revolves around Will’s increasing closeness with the psychopath Hannibal who, strangely enough, considers him a friend and is obsessed with how his mind works.  Eventually, it’s up to Will to prove that Hannibal is a serial killer himself.

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Topics: Staffing & Onboarding

When It Makes Sense to Have Temporary Staff

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 7, 2014 9:58:00 AM

Whether you have a start-up that you just created or you are a huge corporation, one of the most crucial decisions you have to make is whether to designate positions as permanent jobs or temporary.  On the one hand, temporary staff are cheaper and easier to maintain. On the other hand, having permanent workers builds a stronger relationship between the individual(s) and the employer. Here are some factors that tip the balance in the favor of hiring temporary workers.

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

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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.