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5 rules for recruiting great talent
Recruiting and holding on to talent is not easy. Good employees are scarce in number but high in demand, which makes it necessary for companies to structure their business around talent and provide an environment that enables those employees to thrive.
Here are five ways in which businesses can accomplish this.
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3 flexibility barriers that undermine recruiting
Workplace flexibility is vital in today's employment market. High-level talent craves work-life satisfaction and thrives in environments where they can control where and when they work. As a result, companies that build a culture of flexibility attract better talent, experience less turnover and enjoy greater productivity, creativity and innovation.
5 ways to make social media a positive recruiting tool
Companies commonly use social media as a channel for maintaining their brands and marketing their wares to potential customers, but social platforms can also be a potent tool for recruiting new employees. Here are five ways companies can ensure that social media helps and doesn't hurt their recruiting efforts.
6 creative e-recruitment ideas to help you attract the top candidates
By Michael Tope
In today's digital age, a comprehensive e-recruitment strategy is a necessity for companies seeking to attract top talent. As baby boomers gradually retire from the workforce and tech-savvy millennials take their place, recruiters must utilize competitive online recruitment techniques that reach beyond major job boards. At a time when nearly every organization has an online presence and most job searches begin on the Internet, companies must think outside the box and stay on top of the latest technology trends in order to gain an edge in the talent wars.
Study: Obama health law hasn't increased doctor burden
The Boston Globe
The implementation of the national health care overhaul has not, as once feared, been a burden to doctors, according a new report from a Massachusetts health care technology company and a New Jersey foundation.
Even while 10 million Americans gained insurance coverage last year through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the proportion of new patients visiting primary care providers only rose slightly, to 22.9 percent in 2014 from 22.6 percent in 2013, the report said.
7 hospitals, health systems that are adding jobs
Becker's Hospital Review
While some hospitals and health systems are implementing layoffs, others are hiring.
The following hospitals and health systems shared plans to hire workers or announced that they added positions in the past month, starting with the most recent.
Hiring solution: Health care IT internships for veterans
IT Business Edge
For at least a couple of years, the lack of qualified, experienced IT professionals ready to step in and get to work in health care organizations has been bad enough that management has reported delayed IT projects as a result. Many are focusing on in-house staff training strategies, even for non-IT folks, but those are time-consuming and expensive.
A new program aims to take another tack toward prepping motivated individuals for these in-demand and well-paid tech jobs by offering health care IT internship opportunities to veterans.
Is a male nurse worth $5,148 more than a female nurse?
Los Angeles Times
For nurses, as for nearly everyone else in the U.S. workforce today, it pays to be a man.
Registered nurses who are male earn nearly $11,000 more per year than RNs who are female, new research shows — and only about half of that difference can be explained by factors such as education, work experience and clinical specialty.
RETIREMENT & BENEFIT NEWS
Selecting staff benefits for your medical practice team
Studies show that losing an employee and subsequently conducting a search and rehiring for that position can cost an organization one-fifth of that person's annual salary, according to The Center for American Progress. You owe it to your practice to invest just as much work and care in retaining quality staff members, as you do hiring new ones. One way to do that is to offer a competitive benefits package.
Contributions to HSAs vary by employer size, region, industry
Society for Human Resource Management
About 2 in 3 U.S. workers with a health savings account or health reimbursement arrangement reported that their employers contributed to the account in 2014, according to a new report by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Making the case for employee-covered fertility treatments
One in eight women have fertility problems but most employers don't cover treatment. Is this the next frontier in working parent benefits?
This is what the best companies do to keep their employees happy
U.S. News & World Report
Most people's definition of "a cushy job" involves a high salary, but ultimately other forms of compensation — such as a flexible schedule, comprehensive health coverage and solid retirement benefits — might mean more.
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