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2015 Annual Convention early-bird registration deadline extended
to March 27!
Think you have missed the early-bird rate for registering? Think again ...
It is not too late to take advantage of early-bird registration for the The NAPR & NALTO® 2015 Annual Convention.
The 2015 Annual Convention Committee invites you to San Antonio, Texas, April 8-10, to enjoy a great program that is bigger and better than ever!
NAPR Committees need you!
NAPR President Craig Fowler is seeking members to serve on NAPR committees in 2015-2016. Effective Committees of the NAPR are critical to our
collective ability to meet the objectives for the organization. This goal requires individuals who are dynamic and committed to
advancing our professional
agenda. NAPR President Craig Fowler wants the 2014-2015 committee selection process to result in a cadre of physician recruiters who are ideally
suited to meet the challenges of the coming year.
4 tips to recruit the best hospital staff
If your hospital's hiring department misses the mark when recruiting doctors, nurses and other staffers, it could result in subpar patient care, or worse, medical malpractice lawsuits. With malpractice and medical practice fraud on the rise, it's more important than ever for your hospital to hire qualified, trustworthy employees.
In order to avoid a less-than-effective staff, here are a few hiring procedure tips every hospital should follow.
Recruiting retired physicians to help solve a looming doctor shortage
The Washington Post
An online program created in collaboration with the UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty aims to help address the nation's shortage of primary care physicians, a critical healthcare issue highlighted by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Created by educators at the medical school and primary care physicians who are renowned experts in physician training and assessment, Physician Retraining and Reentry provides physicians of all backgrounds, retired and otherwise, the tools needed to offer adult outpatient primary care in their current practices or at understaffed clinics across the country.
Evaluate pay issues as talent market heats up
Sixty-three percent of employers recently cited "retaining top employees" as their primary compensation objective. But 57 percent don't train managers on how to speak with employees about their pay, even though 38 percent are not very confident in their managers' ability to perform this task, while another 45 percent report being only somewhat confident, according to the 2015 Compensation Best Practices Report from PayScale, a provider of on-demand compensation data and software.
Social media vs. job boards — the future of recruiting
Since social media first started allowing businesses to create their own accounts, there has been more and more discussion of how social media is "the future of marketing," "the answer to customer and employee engagement," and yes, "the key to recruiting in the 21st century." The question for recruiters, then, is whether or not they should be focusing their efforts on social media rather than the traditional job boards. To answer this, let's first take a look at a few stats.
Healthcare adds 24,000 jobs in February
Healthcare businesses added 24,000 jobs in February, feds said, representing a more modest gain in jobs compared to prior months. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, ambulatory care services added 19,900 jobs and hospitals added 8,700 jobs, making up the bulk of the hiring in the sector. In January, healthcare added 38,000 jobs, also led by hospitals and ambulatory centers.
Advanced nursing degrees a prescription for healthcare jobs
U.S. News & World Report
The competition for advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs — including clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists — is growing exponentially. Studies have consistently shown that a more educated work force translates into better care, says Linda Burnes Bolton, vice president for nursing at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and vice chair of a 2010 Institute of Medicine study on the future of nursing.
Healthcare opens stable career path, taken mainly by women
The New York Times
In 1980, 1.4 million jobs in healthcare paid a middle-class wage: $40,000 to $80,000 a year in today's money. Now, the figure is 4.5 million. The pay of registered nurses — now the third-largest middle-income occupation and one that continues to be overwhelmingly female — has risen strongly along with the increasing demands of the job. The median salary of $61,000 a year in 2012 was 55 percent greater, adjusted for inflation, than it was three decades earlier.
Study: Here's the real reason medical residents make just $47,000 a year
The Wall Street Journal
"Doctor" is known as a high-paying job, but on the path there medical residents make far less than physician assistants doing the same work.
Many assume that this is an unfortunate side effect of an algorithm used to match residents with residency programs. But the real problem, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Nikhil Agarwal, is simple supply and demand: There aren't enough prestigious positions at the top.
RETIREMENT & BENEFIT NEWS
Can mid-season enrollment increase voluntary benefit participation?
Employee Benefit News
For employees, the value of voluntary benefits can sometimes be "lost in translation" during an often hectic and complicated open enrollment season for health insurance, which is why some benefit advisers are working with employers to move ancillary benefit enrollment off-season.
Majority of Americans counting on Social Security for retirement
Investing is not going to fund retirement, if the way many Americans are going about it is any indication. Instead, Social Security is.
So says Capital One ShareBuilder's Financial Freedom Survey, which found that more than half of the people it polled (53 percent) expect that Social Security will fund at least part of their retirement.
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