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From the President's Desk
NAPR
Over the last quarter, the Board of Directors have successfully completed the following Action Plan items: the Physician Practice Search Guide: Second Edition (to order contact NAPR headquarters and ask about member discounts), restructuring and facelift of the Recruiters' Edge newsletter, enhancements to the World Job Bank and the Summer Webinar held on July 7 and July 9. For those of you who joined us, I hope you enjoyed the discussion lead by Jennifer Moody and Chris Franklin of ECG Management Consultants. Moody and Franklin spoke on the topic of medical staff development plans and their effects on recruiting and retaining top talent. On July 9, a panel discussion with Noel Cocca, Daniel Fogel and Katrina Kibben of RecruitingDaily.com will be offering ways to improve core competency and apply some proven best practices to the way candidates find, attract and engage with employers online. Also, make sure to take advantage of the NAPR's free services, Ron Rosenberg Marketing Webinars and NAPR Connect Split Network!

During this quarter, the Board will be completing enhancements to membership applications and offerings, as well as a brand new website offering, which will provide enhancements on how you interact with NAPR! Also, the NAPR Convention committee, in partnership with NALTO, is hard at work to accommodate the 2016 convention scheduled in Orlando, Florida. This must-attend event will offer an increase in networking opportunities, multiple social events and a diverse lineup of speakers and presenters for our breakout sessions to meet the educational needs for all professional levels. Make sure to mark your calendar to "save the date" and join us for the 2016 NAPR/NALTO Annual Convention March 2-4 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center located in Kissimmee, Florida, less than 10 minutes from Disney! To learn more about the Gaylord Palms Resort, click here.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Obamacare is creating more jobs now; will there be more health costs later?
Forbes
Healthcare employers have added about 135,000 jobs in the past three months, and nearly 430,000 jobs in the past 12 months. And healthcare hiring — which had dramatically slowed down across 2013 and 2014 — is now surging again. Healthcare's growth rate has essentially tripled what it was a year ago.
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Doctors: EHRs have not improved productivity
By Scott E. Rupp
The Physicians Alliance of America has found that EHRs increase physicians' administrative burdens and decrease their productivity. According to the survey of 250 pediatric, family medicine and internal medicine physicians, 67 percent of respondents said they spend at least a half-hour charting at the end of the day. This marks an overwhelming amount of charting for those using technology, which is meant to decrease the time spent charting and away from patient care.
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Feverish demand for digital talent in healthcare fuels MBA jobs
BusinessBecause
Healthcare is entering a digital era. The rise of new technologies, squeezed health budgets and a rapidly aging global population are spurring the industry to hone digital tools. Digital health has the potential to develop cheaper and more efficient means of delivering patient care. From monitoring devices and data analytics, to the more advanced nanodiagnostics technology and additive manufacturing — innovation abounds.
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Obama aims to change conversation around the healthcare law
The Associated Press via PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama is aiming to use the momentum from a recent Supreme Court victory for his healthcare law to change the conversation from talk about undoing his signature domestic achievement to talk about how to improve it. Obama was headed to the Nashville, Tennessee-area recently to discuss ways to improve the Affordable Care Act, including by extending Medicaid coverage to more low-income people.
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Healthcare adds 40,000 jobs in June, most in ambulatory care
Healthcare Finance
The healthcare industry added more than 40,000 jobs in June, a slight dip compared to the prior month, as the field continues to expand, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics said. According to the report, healthcare businesses added 40,100 jobs compared to adding 48,000 in May. In total, healthcare employed 15.1 million people in the month.
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Medical school hopefuls grapple with overhauled entrance exam
NPR
VideoBriefIt's T minus four days until exam day, and Travis Driscoll is practically living at his desk. "Each day, I'm easily here for five hours," he says. "I haven't done much of anything else but studying for the last two months."
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Aging doctors: Time for mandatory competency testing?
MedPage Today
The idea that all doctors turning 65 or 70 should be routinely screened for age-related physical or mental slippage to assure they won't hurt patients sounds like overkill to Dr. Paul Goldfarb. "There's already so much peer review, continuing education, maintenance of certification and self assessment" and testing, the 72-year-old San Diego oncology surgeon said after wrapping up a partial pancreatectomy.
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2014 physician salary by specialty
Becker's Hospital Review
Most physician specialty salaries are growing, according to results of a 2015 survey based on 2014 income information from physician search company, The Medicus Firm. The only specialty that experienced a drop in 2014 salary compared to 2013 salary was general surgery, which fell 1.1 percent. In contrast, the specialties that grew the most were neurology (6.7 percent), emergency medicine (6.6 percent), cardiology (5.2 percent) and pediatrics (4.2 percent).
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RECRUITING NEWS


Despite talent shortage, job security is still a key issue
Recruiting Trends
The second installment of The Employee Well Being Study, conducted by HRO Today Magazine and Yoh, measured perceived U.S. employment security during the third and fourth quarters of 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. According to the survey, higher-earning U.S. workers are less confident in their job security and in company leadership than any other group, even though higher income workers often have the most experience in any particular field.
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Entry-level candidates with social action experience demonstrate more employability
Forbes
Two-thirds of employers report that entry-level candidates who have social action experience demonstrate more employability skills, according to a survey published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The top three skills cited by respondents were teamwork (82 percent), communication (80 percent) and understanding the local community (45 percent).
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Can an algorithm hire better than a human?
The New York Times
Hiring and recruiting might seem like some of the least likely jobs to be automated. The whole process seems to need human skills that computers lack, like making conversation and reading social cues. But people have biases and predilections. They make hiring decisions, often unconsciously, based on similarities that have nothing to do with the job requirements — like whether an applicant has a friend in common, went to the same school or likes the same sports.
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The fresh approach of Google's star recruiter
Entrepreneur
The old methods of recruitment and job search just aren't working well enough. Talent shortage is the top hiring challenge today for companies of all sizes, according to the Glassdoor Recruiting Outlook Survey, conducted online by Harris Poll among 515 hiring decision-makers.
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RETIREMENT & BENEFIT NEWS


Survey: Millennials least prepared for retirement
Denver Business Journal
Millennials may be the least prepared for retirement of the generations, but when they are ready to hunker down and plan, they won't be interested in their grandparents' or parents' retirement plans. Millennials, defined as people ages 18 to 34, are the least prepared for retirement, with 37 percent saying they have no money and 24 percent saying the owe more than they've saved, according to the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council's most recent data.
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Report: For employee job satisfaction, healthcare benefits take priority over salary
MedCity News
A lot of factors play into what makes a job enjoyable and worthwhile. It's no secret that a nice salary is a strong contender when it comes to employee satisfaction, but it looks like a stronger, newer player is stepping into the game, and its name is benefits.
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