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MANAGING STAFF

What employee drug use is costing your practice

Workers with substance use disorders miss nearly 50 percent more days than their peers, and up to six weeks of work annually, according to analysis from…


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TRAINING

In California office, the training starts on day 1 and never ends

No manager can set expectations without giving staff the tools to achieve them, says a California administrator. And the main tool for it all is…


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INSIGHT

Watch out for resume fraud

By Lynne Curry  bio
The new business manager you hired—the one with the terrific resume and reference? It turns out she never worked for the employers named on the…


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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Over 168,000 healthcare workers use illicit drugs, warns Novus Medical Detox Center

A new study out of Australia revealed that, on average, 37 healthcare professionals die each year from drug overdoses. Meanwhile, U.S. government surveys found that…


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WORKING WITH PHYSICIANS

3 leading health organizations aim to reduce suicides by physicians, medical trainees

As increasing rates of stress, depression and fatigue fuel concern about physician well-being, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Mayo Clinic recently launched an initiative to…


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WORKPLACE SAFETY

CDC provides guidelines for flu season, recommends health care workers get flu shot

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death, says the Centers for Disease Control. Therefore, the CDC urges Americans to take the following actions to protect themselves and others from influenza (the flu)…


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WORKPLACE SAFETY

Study finds overwhelming support for employment background checks

A recent survey on employment background checks finds the vast majority of Americans supports and expects employers to conduct regular background checks on…


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INSIGHT

What we have here should never be a failure to communicate

By Steve M. Cohen  bio
I may be showing my age, but it’s likely you’ve at least heard the line from “Cool Hand Luke”: “What we have here is a failure to…


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WORKPLACE SAFETY

Six steps to prepare for an active shooter event in the workplace

Active shooter events are devastating and unpredictable, says Melissa Gonzalez Boyce, a legal editor for XpertHR. She also points out that…


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TERMINATION

Follow these 5 rules when firing a staffer

Managers make a lot of clumsy mistakes with firings. And it’s usually because they don’t know what to say. Sometimes they want to make the firing easier on…


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