Hospital leaders have recognized for some time that they need to rethink how they populate their boards. it's critical that today's boards include people who are expert in specific areas, such as finance, law, mergers and acquisitions, and the like. It's also critical that board members speak up and challenge conventional thinking.
Welcome to Recruiter Spotlight, where each month CareerBuilder recognizes recruiters who set themselves apart by going above and beyond to advance the field. This month's winner is Diane Lewczyk, whose patience and listening skills help her better understand both the candidate's and the company's needs and in turn facilitate a great match.
Pumpkin spice lattes for everyone: It’s officially the start of National Staffing Employee Week! (Shouldn’t every week be national staffing employee week, though?)
All week long, from September 15 through September 21, the American Staffing Association is paying tribute to the millions of temporary and contract employees who are employed by staffing firms every business day. According to the ASA, these individuals are the “stars of our nation’s work force,” helping businesses fulfill needs in nearly every occupational sector, and 79 percent of them work full-time (35 hours or more per week).
Nurses still have to struggle to find a position following graduation because hiring managers prefer to take on those with experience. Should organizations be looking at this in a different way? Creating a training program between universities and healthcare establishments is key.
You have a BIG day at work. Everything you’ve been working on for the past quarter falls on today: endless meetings of paramount importance, intense strategy-planning sessions, and hundreds of small, but essential, tasks that must be completed. Your reputation, livelihood, and emotional stability are at stake. You feel like you’re about to storm the beaches at Normandy. Relax (but not too much): Your professional skill and prowess got you to this point.
“Quality is one of the cornerstones of this agency, so candidates who demonstrate quality in their work is an imperative,” says FSC Interactive President McKenzie Coco of the marketing agency’s approach to hiring. It is largely due to this commitment to quality that CareerBuilder recently recognized FSC as the winner of the 2014 Big Strides in Small Business Award, which recognizes small businesses for their innovative hiring and workforce development efforts.
Many nurses are continuing to work past the average retirement age and this could have a significant impact on the feared risk of a nursing shortage. For recruiters and HR leaders, this means increased flexibility when working on long-term strategic planning.
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