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To address doctor shortages, some states focus on residencies
MedPage Today
Last year, 369 students graduated from Iowa medical schools, but at least 131 of them had to finish their training elsewhere because Iowa had only 238 residency positions available. The story was the same for at least 186 students who graduated from Missouri medical schools and 200 who studied at Tennessee schools. States such as New York, California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania were happy to take them — all four states took in more residents than students they trained.
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Waves of change: Helping staff navigate the turbulent tides of healthcare
By Christina Thielst
With an emphasis on reducing costs while improving quality and access, the transformation of the U.S. healthcare delivery system is creating additional pressure at the point of care — the encounters between clinicians and their patients. While change is due, it also requires balance and support for those who are caught at the crux as new models of care are being rolled out and payment models are still being developed and implemented.
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'Highest paying jobs' list ranks physicians at top
HealthLeaders Media
Despite reports of job dissatisfaction, surgeons, psychiatrists and physicians are the three highest-paid professions in the United States, according to the CareerCast's 2015 list of Top 10 best paying jobs. Using annual median wages reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CareerCast found that surgeons topped the list with an "annual median wage" of $352,220, followed by psychiatrists at $181,000, and primary care physicians at $180,180. All three of the medical disciplines were expected to see a wage "growth outlook" of 18 percent through 2022, according to CareerCast.
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Report: VA falls short on mental healthcare despite hiring push
The Wall Street Journal
The Department of Veterans Affairs lacks enough full-time psychiatrists to meet demand for services and those on staff aren't being used efficiently, despite a multiyear, multi-billion dollar effort, says a report from the department's internal watchdog. The VA hasn't been "fully effective" in hiring psychiatrists or in using those it has, the VA's Office of Inspector General reported, adding that the department has focused on meeting overall hiring goals rather than on hiring personnel to fill gaps at specific facilities.
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Medicare pay won't be tailored to providers
HealthLeaders Media
A federal appeals court's rejection of a lawsuit challenging the way the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services calculated the Medicare reimbursement rates in 2006 and 2007 sends a clear message to healthcare leaders: Don't expect Medicare to change its ways to keep things fair.
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What do workers want? It varies by workforce generation
Employers must understand key generational differences in order to attract and keep top talent — and to realize why the traditional rewards of benefits and compensation are no longer enough to engage workers, explained Linda Duxbury, a professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, in Ottawa. Separately, a global mobility expert shared tips on communicating to various workforce generations.
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The future of talent technology
Talent Management
Talent technologies are now more valuable than ever with technology bolstering the capability of the entire hire-to-retire spectrum. Still, some executives have been slow to adopt leading talent practices. The organizations with leading talent practices have a few things in common. First, they have adopted the mindset of integrated talent management. They look at the employee life cycle as a cohesive experience. They want technology to enable employees, not burden them.
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Most job seekers are OK with background checks
Recruiting Trends
Many employers do some type of background screening on their job candidates. It's not a practice they relish conducting but feel it is necessary to minimize the chance of a bad hire. But now comes along a survey that indicates that the general public is very supportive of background screening. The study, by First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group Company, revealed that 82 percent of consumers favor background checks.
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Finding talent outside the box
Talent Management
While most talent leaders and recruiters will say hiring someone with prior industry experience to the job is highly important, many talent experts tout the benefits to looking outside the industry. Finding someone who's worked in another industry or has a different but skill set could ultimately be a better hire because that person brings a different perspective, HR experts say.
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Employee benefits, perks and the in betweens
When it comes to business, it can be tough for a small business to match the salaries offered big companies. The solution? Focus on benefits and perks that make employees happy and are still cost and tax efficient. Opportunities to build loyalty are as individual as your business but here are some ideas to consider.
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15 companies with incredible employee perks
Business insider
We turned to Glassdoor and searched the Web to find 15 companies that offer unique perks employees can enjoy both inside and outside of the office.
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