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Posted July 31, 2018 by

Talent acquisition in health care: 7 skills to recruit for and planning a future workforce

 

Where is talent missing in health care, and how can recruiters identify that talent? How can health care talent acquisition leaders plan their workforce to successfully compete and provide great patient care? We got into these questions with Janine Truitt, Chief Innovations Officer at Talent Think Innovations, and with Pam Baker, founder of Journeous. Collectively, Truitt and Baker spent about 30 years in health care and pharmaceuticals, including in HR and TA. They each provided unique insight into how to fill talent shortages, what kind of talent is needed, how to imagine the future of the health care workforce, and how recruiters can survive in this industry.

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Posted June 30, 2016 by

Limitless career opportunities: Indian Health Service

Opportunity. Adventure. Purpose.

IHS_REC_Blog_730x150_GrtPlains_Horses_MAY_ColRecrThe Indian Health Service (IHS) Great Plains Area is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of health care employment opportunities today. With clinical opportunities in more than 15 health profession disciplines, the sky truly is the limit for clinicians hoping to practice in the Great Plains Area.

Offering health professionals opportunities to provide comprehensive health care to more than 122,000 American Indians and Alaskan Natives in hospitals, clinics, and outreach programs throughout the Great Plains Area, Indian Health Service provides clinicians with three distinct career path options. Each option offers comprehensive salary and benefits. Indian health professionals are also eligible to apply for up to $20,000 per year in loan repayment of their qualified health profession education loans.

That’s not all. An Indian health career within the Great Plains offers clinicians a unique work/life balance, including ample opportunity for recreational pursuits throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Known for its awe-inspiring natural attractions and landmarks, the Great Plains Area boasts world-class fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, and more.

In addition to opportunities for health professionals, Indian Health Service lays the foundation for the education of future Indian Health Service leaders through three levels of scholarship assistance for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Since its inception in 1977, the IHS Scholarship Program has provided thousands of scholarship recipients with financial support in their educational pursuits leading to careers in health care.

IHS_REC_Blog_300x200_GrtPlains_Phys_MAY_ColRecrWhat’s more, the IHS Extern Program allows health profession students a chance to receive hands-on instruction while working alongside Indian health professionals. Externships are available for 30 to 120 days during non-academic periods. Externs become familiar with Native communities as well; this cultural experience is invaluable in today’s diverse workplace.

Visit ihs.gov/careeropps for more information about the limitless Indian health opportunities available for recent graduates and health profession students within the Great Plains Area.

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Posted May 26, 2016 by

5 common onboarding mistakes employers make

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The onboarding process should be a positive and productive experience for new employees. Employers who succeed during this process benefit in the short-term and long-term with satisfied employees who can help achieve company goals. However, if onboarding is done incorrectly, new hires won’t likely be effective for companies. Wesley Higbee, President of Full City Tech Co., shares five common onboarding mistakes made by employers.

1. Treating everybody the same. It’s important to have a process or checklist. Just don’t try to standardize it. Tailor what you do to the candidates you’re hiring. If new hires have accolades in sales, don’t put them through a sales training program.

2. Waiting periods for benefits. There’s nothing to gain by withholding vacation days, health care, etc. Waiting periods connote cheapskate and/or creates mistrust. If you don’t trust new employees enough to give them benefits on day one, why are you hiring them?

3. Not training new employees. Just throwing them to the wolves and of course, firing them when they don’t perform up to your expectations. The same expectations you never made clear.

4. Not including new hires in the process of assessing what they want/need to learn. Force feeding training and then throwing employees to the wolves.

5. Not learning from new hires. Assuming learning is a one-way road. There are plenty of candidates you might hire that have more to teach you, than you have to teach them.”

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Wesley Higbee, President of Full City Tech Co.

Wesley Higbee, President of Full City Tech Co.

Wes Higbee helps organizations make the leap from today to tomorrow. Wes’s career has been a journey. He started out in software development helping organizations tackle business opportunities. In working closely with customers as a consultant, he realized there are many needs beyond the software itself that nobody was taking care of. Those are the needs he addresses today, whether or not technology is involved.

Along the journey, Wes has had a passion for sharing knowledge. He’s been a speaker at countless local groups, community organizations, webinars, and conferences. He speaks professionally to help organizations improve.

Posted May 18, 2015 by

A Graduate’s Guide to Negotiating Your First Salary

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Smiling woman having job interviews and receiving portfolios. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Congratulations! Whether you’ve just graduated or you’ve had a couple months to contemplate the degree you’ve earned, completing a college career is no small task. And for many, it’s just the kind of warm-up you need for a successful job search. In my years counseling young professionals, I’ve helped many prepare for every step of their journey in landing the career they love. That’s formed the basis for this negotiation guide: (more…)

Posted March 27, 2015 by

How a Radiology Degree can Help Jumpstart Your Medical Career

Closeup portrait of intellectual woman healthcare personnel with white labcoat, looking at full body x-ray radiographic image, ct scan, mri, isolated hospital clinic background. Radiology department

Closeup portrait of intellectual woman healthcare personnel with white labcoat, looking at full body x-ray radiographic image, ct scan, mri, isolated hospital clinic background. Radiology department. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Health care professionals enjoy many benefits of steady income, job security, job satisfaction, etc. Obviously, it is everyone’s desire to get into this field of study. Many, however, face a challenge due to stiff competition, limited financial resources, and restrictive admissions. One easy way to jumpstart your medical career is to get admission to a bachelor’s degree program in radiology and become radiological technician. With experience, and gained practical knowledge, and professional contacts, it will be easier to become radiologist for a brighter future. (more…)

Posted March 19, 2015 by

How a Gerontology Degree Can Help You in Medical School

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Social aid for elderly person. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The Population is Aging Rapidly

Students graduating from medical school today are going to work with more elderly individuals than physicians did in the past. With the baby boomer generation aging rapidly, there are more senior citizens requiring treatments for conditions that affect the mind and body of elderly individuals. Many jobs in medical facilities will involve working with senior citizens requiring specialized medical care. There are good reasons to plan ahead by earning a degree that teaches about the elderly population to help someone succeed in medical school. (more…)

Posted February 09, 2015 by

The Fastest Growing Industries of 2015

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Career – Business Concept. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Whether you’re a college student, a recent graduate, or thinking about switching careers and furthering your education, you may have a lot of questions about what field and industry is right for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in the United States will increase by 10.1 percent between 2008 and 2018, but there are some careers growing at an even faster pace. If you are looking for a career in a stable and growing field, consider one of these hot jobs in 2015. (more…)

Posted October 28, 2014 by

5 Great Options for a Career in Health

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Doctor with patient in hospital room. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In the current times, with constant changes happening in the business world and marketplace, there’s never been a more uncertain time for long-term career options. In previous generations, and throughout the 20th century, there was a method that everyone could follow that would ensure a lifelong career path. Today, in most spheres of the working world, that certainty is all but non-existent. Once upon a time, a person could go to college, get their degree, and have a plethora of decent paying jobs available to them right away. Nowadays, as things begin to change more and more rapidly, the value of a college education and degree is regularly debated. However, there is at least one area where an education and degree can still land a well-paid career job – health care. As people will always need health care to help fight disease and mend injuries, there will always be a need for medical professionals. And there has never been a better time to set your sights on a career in health. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Embark on a New Life: Top 3 Cities for College Grads

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Young man indoors holding card boxes. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Recent college grads can expect a slightly better job outlook than those who graduated in 2013, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Spring Update Survey. The survey revealed that employers plan to hire 8.6 percent more 2014 graduates than they hired from last year’s 2013 class. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have a much easier time nabbing that perfect job—increase the odds just by living in the city that is right for you. (more…)

Posted August 04, 2014 by

Herbal Medicine School And Career Opportunities

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Male herbalist doctor weighing Chinese medicinal herbs. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Do you know what exactly Herbal Medicine is meant for? It aims to bring back the body to a state of natural balance, in order that it can start healing itself. It’s the study of holistic and herbal remedies, which helps to treat illness and ailments. While the couse acquaints students to herbal medicine  and its uses as an alternative type of medicine. Herbal Medicine or call it as ‘Alternative medicine’ has become an up-and-coming field, which offers many professional opportunities. (more…)