6 Of the Highest Paid Nursing SpecialtiesRead the rest of this entry »
Nursing jobs are hard to fill and have been for more than a decade. Because demand outstrips supply, the average pay for an RN is $28.85 an hour or $1,154 for a 40 hour week.
However, the more specialized the job, the higher the pay. The job board Nurse.org recently listed 6 of the most specialized nursing jobs and what they pay. The listed pay is generally ...
Here's How to Never Again Forget a NameWe've all been embarrassed when, moments after being introduced to someone, we've already forgotten their name. Sometimes it's because you weren't really paying attention and didn't especially care. But even when you were interested and listening closely, our brains find it hard to connect names to faces. We're hardwired to remember images; associating names with the face is more complicated.Read the rest of this entry »
Networking coaches have long ...
Happy First Night of HanukkahRead the rest of this entry »
Tonight is the first of the 8 days of Hanukkah (or, if you prefer, Chanukah, both are correct). It is known as the Festival of Lights in recognition of the flame that continued to burn for 8 days on only enough sacred oil to last a single day.
Hanukkah commemorates a great victory by the Maccabees, the Jewish rebel army, over the Seleucid dynasty, a Hellenistic empire that two millennia ...
6 Tips For Controlling Meeting MonopolersRead the rest of this entry »
Every meeting seems to have one: an attendee who tends to dominate. They get the floor and monopolize the conversation, going on -- and on and on -- advancing their ideas, leaving too little time for others to speak.
Even when they do finally sit down, they've managed to bore or, worse, intimidate others into silence.
It's more than just bad etiquette to hijack a meeting that way; dominating participants ...
Asset Managers Fear There's a Stock Market BubbleRead the rest of this entry »
Since the end of the Great Recession, the stock market has been on a gallop. Just this year, the Dow Jones opened at 19,926, pushed through 20,000 before the end of the month and went on to rocket up to over 24,100 this week.
Index funds have ridden along with the market, posting double-digit gains. Meanwhile, hedge funds have struggled just to stay in positive territory.
Accounting Survey: Revenue Up, But Hiring's A ConcernRead the rest of this entry »
Accounting executives and firm owners are optimistic about the year ahead. Almost one in five expect a 10% or better jump in revenue in 2018, with mid-sized firms the most optimistic. 27% of them expect to grow that much.
At the largest firms, optimism was more guarded; 53% of the respondents expected to grow from 1% to 5%. On the other hand, only 5% expected revenue to be flat or ...
CVS-Aetna Deal Will Hasten Move to Value Drug PricingRead the rest of this entry »
The news that CVS is buying Aetna for $69 billion rattled the business press this week, prompting headlines that included words like "Reshape," "Transform," and "Shake Up."
Most accounts discussed how the deal could lead to converting CVS' 9,700 storefront pharmacies into primary care centers and walk-in clinics, similar to the 1,100 CVS already operates. That, of course, is only part -- admittedly a big part -- of the implications ...
Companies More Cautious About Holiday Parties This YearRead the rest of this entry »
It could be a sign of the times, but companies are being especially cautious and more frugal about their holiday parties this year.
After a record number of companies (62%) last year said they planned to serve alcohol at their party, this year the percentage has dropped to just under 48%. At the same time, a third are holding the party on company premises, up from the 28% that did ...
4 Ways Good Leaders Use to Get Honest FeedbackRead the rest of this entry »
If you really want feedback, ask for it writes Ron Carucci on the Harvard Business Review blog. "If you’re not soliciting dissent, it’s unlikely you’re hearing the truth about what it’s like to work for you," says the bestselling author and consultant.
"Whether in group meetings, or one on one, people need to feel comfortable pushing back and if you don’t have people routinely offering ...
Cockatoos Beat Out Chimps, Babies For SmartsRead the rest of this entry »
Among this group, which is the smartest: Baby, Chimpanzee, Cockatoo, Monkey?
If you picked cockatoo, give yourself an A. Researchers at the University of Vienna compared the birds to human infants, chimps and monkeys to see which would do better in a simple experiment. The cockatoos came out on top. And by a lot more than just a beak.
The task was to fit shapes into the corresponding holes. When ...