For as long as I can remember, industry experts claimed that the healthcare industry was basically guaranteed to remain a consistent and strong job market forever. The thought was there will always be patients and patients will always need healthcare providers. Now, I see that rationale is not quite as sound as we all once believed.
The Federal Sequestration, automatic budget cuts implemented on March 1, 2013, included a… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on May 9, 2013 at 11:00am —
More companies are turning to temporary and contract workers to meet evolving market demands and quickly scale up their businesses. For job seekers, it's a great way to build relationships with employers and expand their resumes, and is often an in-road into permanent placement with those… Continue
Added by Jill on March 21, 2013 at 12:32pm —
The intent of the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) initiative is to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care. This initiative in healthcare recruiting has become an essential part of our hiring practice. If ever there was a time to hardwire a culture of…
Added by Keri Brzozowski on October 25, 2012 at 1:00pm —
Staffing Industry Analyst’s May 2012 Healthcare Staffing Growth Update projected 9% growth in 2012 and a growth projection (loss) of 7% in 2013. Despite the projected loss, the Healthcare Staffing Industry is expected to post $9.8 billion in 2013. Healthcare Staffing is big business with big challenges and evaluating an enterprise… Continue
Added by Reena Gupta on August 30, 2012 at 6:00am —
From shifts in the economy to advances in technology, the career choices of Americans have changed dramatically since the 1900s. Since the days when “farmer” was a popular occupation, to the present when 50 percent of the top 20 fastest growing jobs are in healthcare, career choices have certainly shifted over time. To illustrate the shift, Bryant & Stratton College, an institution that has been at the forefront of workplace education & training since the… Continue
Added by Crystal T on July 20, 2012 at 5:00pm —
If those who penned the Bill of Rights could have seen into the future, the Continue
right to healthcare would have been included. Unfortunately, healthcare wasn’t
an issue during that time. But it is now! It’s 2012, and the United States
Government has been methodically taking away many of its citizens’ access to
healthcare. Isn’t this an infringement upon our unalienable rights of…
Added by Cynthia Doyle on July 17, 2012 at 8:21pm —
Healthcare recruiters perform a very important service in healthcare and actually save costs in the long run. So why the snub? Hospitals look at recruiters as a necessary evil that they’d prefer to live without if at all possible. Again, why? It all boils down to the fact that if a company needs to hire a heathcare jobs recruiter it’s because they can’t find the right candidate for their open positionjob themselves. To some, it’s a mark of failure on their part, and the recruiter is a… Continue
Added by Cynthia Doyle on July 17, 2012 at 8:16pm —
This is a sad but true story. In high school I was on the varsity basketball team. We had a very good team ranked in the top 5 in the state. Part of the reason for our success was our coach, who to this day is a mentor to me, and our team chemistry. However, that team chemistry took a shot in the arm on the evening of January 23, 1996 when my teammate Brandon collapsed and died during a game on the court. The loss of Brandon devastated not only our team but the…
Added by Bradford on March 15, 2012 at 12:29am —
We are approaching the 48th anniversary of the death of Catherine Genovese. In March of 1964 young Catherine was on her way home from work when she would brutally beaten and murdered by an attacker in the Queens borough of New York City. Although murders happen everyday in New York they are not to be taken lightly. And in this particular case there is something staggering that was uncovered by the police investigation. It appears that on the night of the murder 38 law-abiding, respectable… Continue
Added by Bradford on February 27, 2012 at 12:30am —
January report: The Data Management Software Market Is Surging; Healthcare IT Employment is on the… Continue
Added by Terry Starr on January 19, 2012 at 10:01pm —
The quantity of abuses found in healthcare are legion. It's really kind of nuts when you allow for abuses against the elderly and children, theft, be it stealing for patients or stealing drugs. There is physical abuse and mental abuse. In some cases, patients enter healthcare facilities and emerge perhaps in worst shape than when they first came in.
Mot healthcare workers are conscientious and got into the industry because of their desire to help people. They are patient souls for… Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on July 20, 2011 at 3:00am —
The other day the Granite team was discussing the recruiting landscape, contractor rates and the ”transparent” relationship that we have with our clients. It dawned on us that we should be sharing these transparencies with our networks to help manage your expectations.
For those of you thinking about become “contractors” and those of you contemplating a “contractor” recruiter in your organization, here’s a quick snapshot of the recruiter landscape.
Added by Granite Consulting on June 29, 2011 at 11:00am —
Healthcare jobs are hot, and the call for qualified candidates shows no signs of slowing. Salaries are also on the rise for many of the most in-demand positions in the industry, according to the “2011 Compensation Data Healthcare” survey results from Compdata Surveys.
If you’re a healthcare recruiter in the United States, this is good news for you, also. With the need for healthcare positions to be filled, demand is predicted to be strong for the foreseeable future. With salaries in… Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on June 24, 2011 at 1:14pm —
We already know that healthcare and information technology are two of the biggest industries for jobs, particularly contract positions. So what do you get when you combine those two industries together? A hot new recruiting niche that is boosting job orders for recruiters working both perm and contract placements.
A study by the University of San Diego Extension showed that… Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 8, 2011 at 9:58am —
CBS News did a study and found that ninety percent of the nursing homes in the nation hired employees with criminal convictions. According to CBS News, when the government ran background checks on employees in some 260 nursing homes, 92 percent of them had criminal records. Pretty remarkable.
This is not some curious group of do-gooders reporting that much of the healthcare industry is populated by convicted… Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on March 7, 2011 at 4:00am —
Social Media, recently and over the past few years, has gotten bigger and bigger. With websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many others, a whole new path of interaction for businesses and their recruiteres has been opened. It gives companies a chance to make new connections with potential passive contacts. Just like with anything, there are many great ways it can be utilized by recruiters, but there are also a number of potholes to look out for if you want to make sure to use social… Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on February 28, 2011 at 3:29pm —
Standard economic wisdom says that the real estate industry leads the way out of recession. This time, though, I think the healthcare sector might be taking real estate’s place.
Based on recent numbers, staffing analysts are saying that demand for nurses and other health professionals has increased by almost 50 percent over the previous… Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on January 28, 2011 at 10:01am —
The Executive Director of the West Virginia Board of Medicine raised a few eyebrows when he declared "background checks is one of those ideas which sound better…
Added by Gordon Basichis on January 13, 2011 at 5:00am —
In some ways it is oddly gratifying to see that the Australians have the same problem as the Americans when conducting background checks on healthcare workers. …
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