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    To Achieve Workplace Diversity, Go Beyond Good Intentions

    To Achieve Workplace Diversity, Go Beyond Good Intentions
    It's taken a while, but these days most companies understand that employing a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, it's also good business. But good intentions are one thing. Actually hiring and promoting men and women with varied racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions and sexual orientations is another. Here's how companies and workers can do what they ...
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    Diversity in Healthcare

    Diversity in Healthcare
    While African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and American Indians together represent more than one-fourth of the US population, they comprise less than 9 percent of nurses, 6 percent of physicians and 5 percent of dentists. Although more than 16,000 new students entered medical school in 2003, only 2,179 were African American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian. Meanwhile, by the middle of this century, the ...
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    Six Steps to Set Yourself Up for a Raise

    Six Steps to Set Yourself Up for a Raise
    Many employees feel they’re underpaid for the work they do, yet they wait until their yearly performance review to negotiate a higher salary. But if you wait until then, you’ll be too late. You need to prepare year-round for that discussion. The following steps can help make sure you’re in position for a raise when review time comes around. First: Define ...
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    How to Return to Work After Time Off

    How to Return to Work After Time Off
    So you took some time off - it could have been a few months or a few years - and now you are ready to come back to work. Whether you know you have a job waiting for you, or you're on the hunt for that perfect healthcare career, you can return to work in full force. Learn how to revamp ...
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    Beat Burnout in Home Health

    Beat Burnout in Home Health
    While burnout is a constant threat for healthcare workers in many settings, those in home health aide careers face some unique stressors that can wear down even the most energetic and enthusiastic caregiver. These tips can help you avoid burnout in this emotionally and physically demanding field. h4. Nurture Your Client Relationships Research shows that home health aides' longevity in the ...
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    6 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Beat Burn-Out

    6 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Beat Burn-Out
    The stresses and strains of working in the healthcare industry can take their toll on even the strongest personality. From persistent patients to strict regulations, healthcare workers are constantly facing challenges both big and small, physical and emotional. At some point, it is more than likely that the pressures of your job will get to you and you will wonder, "Is ...
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    10 Ways To Stay Healthy While On The Job

    10 Ways To Stay Healthy While On The Job
    You know the healthcare drill-long hours, high demands, and stressful situations leave you feeling accomplished, fulfilled, and...exhausted! You may feel like there's just no time in the work day to take care of your number one patient: yourself. Although the work you do for others is amazing, it is important to give yourself the same attention! Here are 10 ways to ...
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    Negotiate a Pay Raise in a Shaky Economy

    Negotiate a Pay Raise in a Shaky Economy
    The economy may be sluggish, but that shouldn’t stop you from seeking a raise, salary negotiation experts say. “Even in a down economy, getting the salary you want is still a function of relative power,” says Maryanne Wegerbauer, author of Next-Day Salary Negotiation: Prepare Tonight to Get Your Best Pay Tomorrow. “But it becomes more critical for people to document what ...
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    Are Personal Beliefs Ruining Healthcare?

    Are Personal Beliefs Ruining Healthcare?
    An EMT instructed to transport a woman to an abortion clinic declines, citing personal beliefs. A nurse ordered to administer a large dose of morphine to a terminal cancer patient in pain refuses, saying the medication could hasten death. A physician turns away a gay patient, apparently on the basis of his sexual orientation. Are these scenarios examples of healthcare workers ...
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    Healthcare Workers Make a Difference as Summer Camp Volunteers

    Healthcare Workers Make a Difference as Summer Camp Volunteers
    While some people might be looking forward to a cruise or family trip this summer, many healthcare professionals plan to use their time off to volunteer their expertise at medically supervised summer camps that serve children and adults with medical conditions ranging from asthma to AIDS. These camps, typically held over the course of a week or weekend, rely on nurses, ...
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    Fight Burnout in Social Work

    Fight Burnout in Social Work
    Question: How many social workers does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: I'll do it, but I have 172 other lightbulbs to change first. Alternate answer: One hundred -- one to change the light bulb and 99 to handle the paperwork. These are social worker jokes. But if you're a social worker, you know they hold an element of truth, ...
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    The Importance of Vacation

    The Importance of Vacation
    So what's your vacation got to do with the bottom line? Everything, say industrial psychologists, but that fact doesn't seem to have penetrated very well in corporate America. The majority of people still take work with them on vacation in one form or another, and more than 25 percent of corporate people don't take any absolute downtime at all. So what's ...
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    Pleasures and Perils of Paid Time-Off Plans

    Pleasures and Perils of Paid Time-Off Plans
    Weary of the costly games some workers play with elaborate systems of vacation, personal and sick days, many large employers have shuffled the deck and called a new game: Paid time off (PTO). PTO plans, by which employees accrue days off in a single account and spend them more or less as they wish, are a mixed bag from the worker's ...
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    Tips for Reducing Stress

    Tips for Reducing Stress
    With the hectic life that most people lead in today’s world, reducing stress has become a vital skill. With work stress, school stress, family stress, teen stress, parent stress, and a whole host of other kinds of stress continually knocking on the door, it has become vital to manage stress in order to keep up with everything needs to be done. ...
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    How to Create Your Personal Work Life Balance Plan

    You have probably heard the saying, ‘Plan your work and work your plan’. With work life balance in mind, I would like to add, ‘Plan your work and plan your play’. Without planning your work-life balance program effectively, you run the risk of poor family relationships, deteriorating health, illness and disease. Moreover, you probably will not be as effective and productive ...
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    Avoid The Most Common Complaints Of Nursing Assistants

    Avoid The Most Common Complaints Of Nursing Assistants
    Most Nursing Assistants work very hard to ensure the safety of patients as well as provide them with quality care. However, consumer complaints happen often, resulting in the profession not getting a fair look. Too often the focus is on the negative that takes place during interactions with Nursing Assistants than reporting good staff to the proper people. One of the ...
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    Employee Benefits 101

    Employee Benefits 101
    Would you ever want to give up a healthy chunk of your salary? In effect, that's what you'll be doing if you disregard the various employee benefits you'll have access to in your first job. Many new college graduates simply don't understand their employers' benefits programs or their significance in real-dollar terms. "They underestimate the value of their benefits and don't ...
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    Five Salary Negotiation No-Nos

    Five Salary Negotiation No-Nos
    While it's difficult to make definitive statements about what to do and what not to do in every negotiation situation, there are some potential pitfalls to be aware of before entering the negotiation process. Here are five of the most common no-nos. *Initiating Negotiations Too Soon* Timing is important here. The appropriate time to negotiate is when a formal offer has ...
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    Make Smarter Counteroffers

    Make Smarter Counteroffers
    In every negotiation, the time comes when the other side puts an offer on the table. At that point, the ball is in your court. Unless you want to accept that offer or walk away from the table, you have to put forth a counteroffer. You will hear all kinds of advice for doing this, and much of that advice is ...
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    Volunteering Can Boost Skills, Advance Careers

    Volunteering Can Boost Skills, Advance Careers
    Sure, volunteering shows the world that you're well-rounded and altruistic. But does giving to the community give anything back to your career? "Yes" is the answer given by large majorities of workers responding to the Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey, fielded by Opinion Research in 2005. More than three-quarters of full- and part-time workers polled said that volunteering helped them make networking ...
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