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What Are the Signs of a Positive Company Culture?

Having a strong culture can help with recruiting, hiring, retention, employee engagement, productivity and profits. How do you know if your organization is on the right track? Look for these signs. People Want to Join Your Team Most people can list off five companies known for their great corporate cultures. Zappos, Netflix, Southwest Airlines, Warby… Read More »

How a Staffing Agency Can Help You Find Passive Job Seekers

With recent talent shortages, many organizations are recognizing the importance of passive candidates. Passive candidates are those who are currently employed, and therefore, not actively looking for a new job. So, how do you find them? One of the best ways is to partner with a staffing firm or professional placement service. Think of recruiters… Read More »

Getting the Most Out of Working with an Employment Agency

Using a staffing service to find a job can give you an edge over the competition, but you must take advantage of the opportunity. Use these five tips to make your employment search more successful. Choose the Right Staffing Service  First, to ensure you are treated fairly, find an agency associated with the American Staffing… Read More »

How to Become a Successful Nurse Manager

If you recently became a nurse manager, congratulations! Organizations often promote excellent nurses to this role. However, if you don’t have formal management training, you may feel apprehensive. Don’t worry. You can do this. Here are five tips to help you succeed regardless of your experience. Expect a Learning Curve Before you jump into your… Read More »

Tips for Creating a Positive Interview Experience for Candidates

In interviews, the pressure is on the candidate to make a good impression. But we often forget, companies need to make a good impression too. After all, a bad interview experience may cause a candidate to … turn down a job offer; ghost; discourage others from applying; write a negative online review; and stop using… Read More »

Tips for Gaining Experience as a Nurse

If you are searching for your first nursing position, you may feel exasperated by the job boards. Every posting requires experience, but you are right out of nursing school. How can get experience if you can’t get a job? Fortunately, a lack of experience doesn’t have to stand between you and employment. Here are five… Read More »

Learn How to Ask Your Boss for Feedback

To do your job well, you need to know what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong. Unfortunately, many companies don’t automatically provide feedback to their employees. You may need to ask. Here are five tips for approaching the subject with your boss. Schedule a Meeting Feedback should be part of a… Read More »

How to Improve Collaboration on Your Nursing Team

Especially in medical settings, teamwork is vital for success. But, how can you create an effective team? Harvard professor and researcher, Amy Edmondson, asked a similar question in her study. Why do some teams click while others don’t? Edmondson followed 16 surgical teams learning to perform a new heart surgery technique. After several months, she… Read More »

How to Answer the Question “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?”

Be prepared. If you left your last job, chances are an interviewer is going to ask, “Why?” Here are seven tips for approaching this dreaded question. Tell the Truth – Between background and reference checks, your interviewer is likely to uncover the whole story. It’s better if the answer comes from you. Don’t Avoid the… Read More »

How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Finding the right employees is a daunting task. Although interviews aren’t a perfect indicator of future performance, you can work toward improving your skills and track record as an interviewer. Here are eight tips for identifying the best people to add to your team. Be Prepared Before the interview, review the job description, the candidate’s… Read More »