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Members only: Exciting enhancements and benefits
By Barbara Tamberlane
What's new at the NAPR? Well, the NAPR is in process of making major changes to our website! The new website will include major changes to the layout and content as well as increased functionality for our membership base. We anticipate the new website will be very user-friendly with increased features and easy-to-find information. We are extremely excited for this project and we think our membership base will be thrilled with the outcome. The release date is scheduled for the end of summer — keep your eyes out!
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3 concerns to address when hiring doctors to work for your hospital
More and more physicians are trading the autonomy of private practice for the security of working in hospital-employed medical groups. However, physician employment is one more challenge for hospitals, according to an article by Navigant Healthcare's Paul Keckley, Ph.D, managing director in the company's healthcare practice. More than 200,000 physicians in the U.S. are now employees, and 3 in 4 medical residents will start their career as employees of a medical group, hospital or faculty plan, he notes.
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20 best workplaces in healthcare
Growth in healthcare has been constant — and that means there's been an ever-growing number of jobs opening up in the industry. Over the past 25 years, employment in healthcare boomed from 8.2 million jobs in 1990 to 14.8 million in 2014. Not only have the number of positions grown massively, but wages have also grown faster in healthcare compared to most other sectors of the economy. As the industry continues to notch strong growth, we turned to the experts at Great Place to Work to find the companies that rate highest for employee satisfaction. Here are the 20 companies that are attracting and retaining today's top talent in healthcare.
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The best-paying in-demand jobs for doctors in 2015
Healthcare practitioners are usually perceived as among the best-compensated professionals working today. But within their ranks, salaries and demand can vary greatly, particularly as the industry works to respond to rapid change. Listed here are the best-paying jobs for doctors in the most in-demand specialties right now, according to medical search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins & Associates, a company of AMN Healthcare.
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VA has 41,500 unfilled medical jobs, forcing vets into costly private care
USA Today
The Veterans Health Administration has 41,500 job vacancies for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals across its sprawling healthcare system while it struggles to provide timely medical care for veterans, according to records obtained and analyzed by USA Today. The failure to fully staff hospitals is one reason why the Department of Veterans Affairs paid for 1.5 million veterans to see doctors outside the agency in the past year, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson testified.
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Texas hopes to attract more mental healthcare workers
The Texas Tribune
Desperate to attract mental healthcare workers, clinics in rural and other underserved parts of Texas have gotten creative in their hiring tactics — touting benefits like fresh air and low crime rates. Soon the state of Texas will offer another incentive: cash.
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Firms improve online candidate experience
Talent Management
Organizations of all sizes and industries face a daunting recruiting challenge: find qualified talent to achieve vital business objectives that will drive their mission forward. Yet in today's increasingly competitive hiring landscape where candidates have more control than ever, it has become more difficult to identify, engage, attract and hire the best individuals. Based on 2014 research by nonprofit research organization Talent Board, the answer lies in delivering a stellar candidate experience that engages candidates, keeps them informed throughout the entire recruiting process and leaves a positive impression that encourages candidates to apply again and recommend the company.
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Employee recruiting trends: 4 mobile strategies
More job searches take place on mobile devices than the desktop, and two-thirds of email is read on mobile devices. Yet many human resource departments lack the mobile policies and technology to recruit top talent that's increasingly on the go.
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The on-demand economy brings a sea change of talent management
By Pamela Wasley
What is the on-demand economy that we keep hearing about? Remember when you used to go to Blockbuster to rent a video? Now Netflix delivers that service right to your TV. And Spotify, Pandora and Apple deliver music right to your iPhone, iPad, computer, etc. Need a taxi? Go to an app on your phone, and Uber will use your GPS to deliver one right to you. People want goods and services easily, conveniently and quickly. This is the on-demand economy. Talent is no different.
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Recruiting efforts should tell a good story about what it's like to work for you
Dramatic shifts in our personal relationships with technology have made us less tolerant of anything that is not intuitive, engaging, visually appealing and available anytime and anywhere. When you combine that irrefutable reality with the rising influence of the consumer, it is easy to see how our world of "all things digital" is helping people make more informed choices. The same can be said of the war for talent.
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Millennials choose — annuities?
Millennials are looking for certainty when it comes to retirement planning—those who are doing anything about it, that is. And what they're doing, in increasing numbers, is opting for — wait for it — annuities. Yes, the younger generation is going for what is often regarded as the old stodgy standby.
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3 sweet employee benefits you may be missing
More than two-thirds of adult workers under 65 are covered by their job’s health plan, and about half of workers participate in their company’s retirement plan. As the labor market starts to heat up, more businesses are adding or enhancing other benefits, as well — but workers might not be cashing in on these perks.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Being generous with employee time off pays off (By Betsy Harper)
Critical member survey (By Jane Born, NAPR Vice President)
Enrollment in fellowships for healthcare subspecialties set a record in 2015 (D Healthcare Daily)
Primary care, psychiatry top recruiter's list (HealthLeaders Media)
Could nap rooms help hospital shift workers? (By Joan Spitrey)

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