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    Stress-Management Tips for Healthcare Workers

    Stress-Management Tips for Healthcare Workers
    Whether you're an ICU nurse dealing with life-or-death situations, a social worker counseling clients through traumatic events, a pharmacist faced with prescription quotas or another type of healthcare worker coping with your own pressures, learning to handle stress is critical to managing your career. Ongoing stress can manifest itself in a host of physical and psychological symptoms, including headaches, sleep disturbances, ...
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    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds

    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds
    For night owls and early birds, the traditional 9-to-5 workday can be agonizing. The exhausted night owl drags himself bleary-eyed into the office every morning, while the chipper early bird finds his energy waning well before quitting time. But there are ways to cope. Experts offer these workplace survival strategies for those with body clocks out of sync with their employers' ...
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    Strategies for Healthcare Retention - What Makes Employees Leave & What Makes Them Stay

    Strategies for Healthcare Retention - What Makes Employees Leave & What Makes Them Stay
    Healthcare industry turnover hovers around 18 percent, according to a 2004 survey by Compensation Resources. But this figure, just slightly above the 17.6 percent overall national average the survey found, doesn't tell the whole story: The US Department of Labor predicts that from 2002 to 2012, 10 of the 20 fastest-growing occupations will be in health services, and the industry will ...
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    Prepare for a Layoff in Healthcare

    Prepare for a Layoff in Healthcare
    While the healthcare job market is relatively healthy, the industry is not immune to layoffs. Some healthcare workers still lose their jobs every month, and for them, the much-hyped hot job market is cold comfort. Anticipating and preparing for a possible layoff can lessen the blow and help you rebound quickly if you do get a pink slip. [page] While the ...
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    Get Clued into Layoff Warning Signs

    Get Clued into Layoff Warning Signs
    Maybe you love your job so much you brush off hints that the company's wheels are starting to come off. Or maybe you despise your job enough that you pay no attention to anything other than getting through a full day. Maybe you don't think you have any reason to watch for signs you might be headed for a job loss. ...
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    Money Matters: Recession-Proof Your Salary

    Money Matters: Recession-Proof Your Salary
    Whether you believe the recession is getting better or there's no end in sight to this full-blown financial crisis, we can agree that managing your money has never been more important. You may have just entered the working world or you could be 50-year veteran -- either way, you want to make the most out of your paycheck. Learn how to ...
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    Is Your Retirement Money at Risk?

    Is Your Retirement Money at Risk?
    Since May 10, 2005, when a bankruptcy judge let United Airlines default on its pension plan, employees at all types of companies have started to wonder whether their retirement money is safe. The good news: It probably is. h4. Retirement Plans Explained The United case applies to traditional defined-benefit pension plans, which guarantee workers a defined monthly income after they retire. ...
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    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...
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    Make Major-League Financial Plays with Minor Hits

    Make Major-League Financial Plays with Minor Hits
    Baseball fans love to see what a big hitter might unleash at bat. Babe Ruth, the Great Bambino, won an astounding seven World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. He had a career slugging percentage of .690. The home-run race in 1998 between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa caught the attention of every kid with grass-stained ...
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    How Much Should You Save? Meet Your Retirement Goals with These Tips

    How Much Should You Save? Meet Your Retirement Goals with These Tips
    If you're 40 or younger, it's tough to predict how much money you might need when retirement is decades away. A few key calculations, however, can help you make sure your savings plan is on track. h4. Saving Depends on Life Stage Rebecca Pace, a Cincinnati-based financial planner and CPA, recommends putting aside at least 10 percent of your income when ...
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    Budget Your Bonus

    Budget Your Bonus
    Memo to Americans: As a group, for every $1,000 we bring in after taxes, we are saving $7, according to the Commerce Department. Why bring this up? Because if you're anticipating an annual bonus this year, you should probably skip the cruise. Considering salary increases are barely keeping pace with inflation, no wonder white-collar workers are coveting those bonuses to help ...
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    How Women Overcome Professional Fears

    How Women Overcome Professional Fears
    There's an old saying that when two people get married, six people climb into bed together -- two sets of parents and two lovers. (You can tell how old that saying is; it's more likely to be 10 or 12 people these days.) At any rate, the point is this: What you learned about relationships probably came from your earliest memories ...
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    How Women Can Battle the Stereotypes

    How Women Can Battle the Stereotypes
    A few short decades ago, many thought a woman couldn't be president, because she would become emotionally unstable once a month -- as if she'd hit the red button during a chocolate craving. There have been many misconceptions about women leaders over the years. Here's advice from an expert and women in the field about the state of some classic stereotypes ...
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    8 Tips for Aspiring Healthcare Entrepreneurs

    8 Tips for Aspiring Healthcare Entrepreneurs
    You may dream about being your own boss, but are you really ready to take the plunge into healthcare entrepreneurship? Besides having a winning idea or service to offer, you must be self-motivated, persistent and energetic, say successful healthcare entrepreneurs. Faye Berger Mitchell, a nutritionist in private practice since 1988 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Thom Golden, a former emergency room ...
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    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It

    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It
    Americans, for many years now, have been striving to do more with less. Less time, that is. The challenge is one that confronts nurses, many of who work long hours in high stress environments and then juggle multiple home responsibilities as well. The following statistics illustrate just how time-crunched we all are in this increasingly go-go society: • Nearly 50% of ...
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    Developing Diversity in the Healthcare Industry

    Developing Diversity in the Healthcare Industry
    While it is no surprise that minorities are underrepresented across all industries, many companies are courting diverse individuals because they have learned that it is good for business. Research from a Sullivan Commision on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce has shown that when there are more minority doctors and nurses, the quality of healthcare for minority groups in general increases. Diversity ...
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    Top 10 Most Diverse Healthcare Companies

    Top 10 Most Diverse Healthcare Companies
    One thing is for sure, in Fortune Magazine's 2008 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, the healthcare industry is well represented. Hospitals and healthcare systems also top the list of the Most Diverse Companies to Work For. Not only are these great places to work because of the benefits, salary, and growth, the following employers offer unparalleled diversity. ...
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    Resources for Minorities in Healthcare

    Resources for Minorities in Healthcare
    People from minority backgrounds are often underrepresented in many healthcare occupations as well as in the upper ranks of healthcare organizations. "While ethnic minority groups continue to increase in absolute numbers and as a proportion of the general population (more than 25 percent), the number of professionally trained minority mental health providers and service researchers (currently around 8 percent) is not ...
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    Research a Healthcare Employer's Diversity Policies

    Research a Healthcare Employer's Diversity Policies
    The interview’s set, and now you want to know if your potential employer does more than talk about diversity. Use these tips to find out if the company has a proven commitment to hiring a wide range of people. For many hospitals, home-care agencies and other healthcare employers, providing care to diverse patients is a business imperative. Does the employer have ...
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    Wanted: Bilingual Healthcare Workers

    Wanted: Bilingual Healthcare Workers
    "I still don't know what they said to each other," a Texas nurse told NurseWeek magazine in 1999 after enlisting a hospital house cleaner to interpret for a patient who could not speak English. Today, as immigration increases and with the nursing shortage in full swing, the demand for bilingual healthcare workers is growing. The greatest need appears to be for ...
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