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HIRING

It’s harder to find and keep office workers

Echoing reports of ongoing labor shortages, a new survey confirms that a vast majority of organizations are facing extreme difficulty finding and retaining qualified workers. But, the survey reveals, these challenges are no longer being driven solely by a lack manual services workers, as previous trends have indicated. Rather, office workers are now significantly harder to both find and retain than just one year ago. The Conference Board survey found that 84 percent of organizations hiring professional and office workers are struggling to find talent, an increase from 60 percent in April 2021. And the percent of organizations struggling to retain office workers more than doubled in the last year, from 28 percent to 64 percent. The survey of more than 175 US Human Resource executives also underscores the staying… . . . read more.

RECRUITING

Winning the talent war

By Lynne Curry “We’re not getting any qualified applicants for our manager position,” the practice manager told me. “We’ve posted it on all the standard job sites. Should we offer a signing bonus?” “Is your pay competitive?” “We’re paying as much as we can.” “Do you have an employee you can promote into management?” “Not one strong enough. If we can’t find a suitable candidate, we’ll have to reduce the hours we’re open.” In the last three months, several dozen employers and HR managers have called me with similar stories about good jobs remaining vacant without enough solid candidates to fill them. The problem At the end of summer 2021, the number of employees in the labor force, 4.2 million, was less than before the pandemic started. At the time… . . . read more.

BLOG

3-point retention strategy

By Julie Ellison  bio
Great medical offices are built with great people. In today’s competitive employment market, it’s hard enough…


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BLOG

Who’s the real person you plan to hire? Can social media help you decide?

By Lynne Curry, Ph.D., SPHR  bio
The applicant knocked it out of the park with both his resume and his answers to your interview questions. The references he provided gave…


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SUCCESSION PLANNING

Tips for successfully transitioning ownership of your medical practice

Transitioning ownership of a medical practice can be extremely risky, especially without considerable preparation, according to medical practice consultant…


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HIRING

Looking to hire a millennial doctor? Don’t advertise on LinkedIn

With the physician shortage being a top concern for healthcare providers, CompHealth, a healthcare staffing company, conducted…


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BLOG

An HR ghost story

By Lynne Curry  bio
My client asked me to find him the one “right” applicant for a critical management position in his company. Out of more than 50 resumes, I chose my favorite…


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HIRING

Do you have any of these 12 missing links in your candidate experience?

Any business process is only as strong as the weakest link—and your candidate experience is no different. A new CareerBuilder study (conducted between March 7 and 14, 2017 of more than…


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HIRING

The link between pre-employment tests and better patient outcomes

Imagine knowing before it happened that a nurse was likely to mistakenly give a patient the wrong medication. Or imagine being able to predict that a nurse’s aide would be…


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HEALTHCARE PROFESSION

Is a national OB-GYN shortage looming?

A report recently released by Doximity suggests an impending women’s health crisis: specifically, high obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYN) maternity workloads, a U.S. OB-GYN workforce that is…


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