The No Cost Edge of Voluntary BenefitsRead the rest of this entry »
Today, in the struggle to fill jobs, fair compensation, insurance benefits and a 401(k) have become table stakes. To one up the competition, you need to sell the excitement and significance of the work, the company culture, a career trajectory and a work life balance.
Once you're doing that, there's one more thing that can help you seal the deal with the top talent you want -- voluntary ...
Is Stress Turning You Into a Micromanager?Read the rest of this entry »
Micromanager, hands-on manager, control freak, whatever label you apply the boss who hovers, who wants to know everything that is going on is killing creativity, hurting performance and injuring the health of the team they manage.
Why do they do that? One reason, according to an article on Fast Company, is stress. "When you feel overwhelmed, you worry that you don’t have a good handle on things – so what ...
Continued Growth Forecast for Temp StaffingRead the rest of this entry »
Demand for temporary workers is predicted to increase by 3.7% this quarter, continuing a pattern of 31 consecutive quarters of year-over-year increases, according to the Palmer Forecast.
The projected growth is down from the 4.3% increase in the third quarter when 26,300 new temp jobs were created, according to preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through the end of September, 92,000 temporary positions have ...
Top Money Manager Says Bitcoin May Hit $10,000Read the rest of this entry »
Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that's seen its price rise like a rocket since May, could top $10,000 next year.
Former hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz who's been investing in Bitcoin for months, told CNBC this week, "I can hear the herd coming." "It's a bubble," he agreed, adding, "It's going to be one the great manias of all time."
That doesn't mean cryptocurrencies and the ...
The South Is Losing Its Rural HospitalsRead the rest of this entry »
Hospitals in rural America are closing at a rate of almost one a month, leaving small towns and in more than a few cases, entire regions without easy access to medical care.
The University of North Carolina's Rural Health Research Program has documented 82 rural hospital closures since 2010. 700 more are at risk of closing in the next 10 years, according to Alan Morgan, the CEO of the ...
How You Can Compete For Tech Talent and WinRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting IT professionals is tough. You've known that for years. You know well that there are more jobs than experienced people and that you're in a market competing with the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, to name just three of the biggies. They get millions of applications a year, while you're lucky if even one qualified candidate applies for your developer job.
Dice, the tech-focused career ...
Celebrating National Physician Assistant Week
No Need to Carve These 'Pumpkensteins'Read the rest of this entry »
It's the time of year when pumpkins are the squash that's the big seller. They're showing up in every supermarket. Most, of course, will never make it to the dinner table; they're destined to be carved into all sorts of shapes -- the more grotesque, the better.
But there's one type of pumpkin that comes ready-made for Halloween. The "Pumpkinstein" or "Gruesomesteins," as their inventor is ...
We Salute the Nation's Case ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
This is National Case Management Week.
If that leaves you wondering just what it is we're celebrating, then you have yet to meet the health and social work professionals who guide and advise families and individuals through some of the most emotional and trying times of their lives.
The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) says "case managers work with individuals and families to understand their illness or injury ...
Value-Based Drug Pricing Is Gaining More AttentionRead the rest of this entry »
In the face of blistering criticism over drug pricing from Republicans and Democrats alike, pharmaceutical firms are experimenting with "value-based" pricing.
The concept is not especially new; over the years, academics and healthcare reformists have proposed it as one model for overhauling how medicine is practiced in the U.S. Implementing it as a pricing model for drugs is relatively new.
As a PwC whitepaper last month explains, a value-based ...