With so many facets of the workforce performing their roles via remote working arrangements, there is some concern over the effects of isolation, stress and emotional duress on the wellbeing of workers. What can be done by hiring organizations to help ensure the wellness of their workforces and protect the productivity that stems from a…

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Marking the annual Memorial Day observance takes on a somber new significance in today’s pandemic-gripped world. With the death toll of COVID-19 climbing towards 100,000 in the US alone, many observers have pointed out that the current number represents nearly twice as many Americans as were lost during the Viet Nam War. A truly sobering…

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The good news is the once acute shortage of nurses plaguing the healthcare field has been mitigated thanks to the record numbers of Millennial generation men and women electing to embrace nursing as a career. The bad news (for workforce planners tasked with recruiting talent into healthcare organizations at least) is that the game has…

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Often described as the “holy grail” of workforce management, total talent management is defined as the integration and engagement of the full range of talent sources into a single, comprehensive workforce management regime. The talent sources involved typically include non-employee workers like temps, independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, volunteers, outsourced resources and even non-human resources like…

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In 2015 and 2016, the healthcare industry saw an unprecedented spike in mergers and acquisitions. With ever-tightening profit margins, healthcare companies are consolidating to gain greater economies of scale and increase purchasing power. So far this year, the record-breaking trend has continued with high profile mergers between large organizations like Baptist Memorial Healthcare and Mississippi Baptist…

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