Guest Post! Recruiters: Are you TCPA compliant?

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By: Tiffany Anderson    New changes effective October 16, 2013   Have you adopted the use of autodial features that instantly connect you to candidates for your jobs? While this convenient service helps to open up the line of communication with your target audience faster than your competitors, it could wind up costing you more…

The Healthcare Staffing Report Headline News (12.06.10 – 12.10.10)

This weeks headline news stories from The Healthcare Staffing Report. Here is a list of this weeks top Headline News: Monday: Websites Display Hospital Infection Rates Tuesday: Top Healthcare Careers 2011 Wednesday: Healthcare Reform Means More Nurses Needed Thursday: Nursing Salary Predictions 2011 Friday: Doctors Volunteer Medical Services for Homeless   This Weeks Top 5…

The Healthcare Staffing Report Headline News (9.27.10 – 10.1.10)

This weeks headline news stories from The Healthcare Staffing Report. Here is a list of this weeks top Headline News: Monday: Nursing Shortage Postponed Until Further Notice Tuesday: SEIU Wins Some – Loses Some At Midwest Hospitals Wednesday: Staffing Agencies Struggle to Find Good Candidates Thursday: War Nurses Struggle with PTSD Friday: Healthcare Reform Will…

Wrap Up From The Healthcare Staffing Summit 2010

We spent this week at the Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago. I've gone to this conference for the last 8 years and I have to say I felt this year was one of the best conferences ever. Even though the industry data presented wasn't anything to celebrate, it did appear there was some light at…

Shortage of Physicians in the U.S. Only Getting Worse

This article from the Wall Street Journal talks about the increasing shortage of physicians in the U.S. and how it looks as though it will only get worse. To make matters worse, many people believe that the new healthcare reform act will cause more people to consume healthcare resources, thereby increasing the need for healthcare…

Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Staffing & Civility

Last week Healthcare Reform legislation was finally made into law. It's no secret that I've been a big proponent of this idea and written several blog posts on how healthcare reform will affect healthcare staffing agencies. Although I'm happy this legislation exists and will hopefully continue to improve I am disappointed it didn't go far…

What if Booking A Plane Ticket Worked Like Our Healthcare System?

Whether you're for or against healthcare reform I think it's difficult to argue that our current system is working. Think about the services you make use of every day from business to personal. Booking a hotel, finding a photo online, sharing information with your friends, or managing your internal work projects. Imagine if any of…

Unanimous Vote Creates Largest RN Union in U.S. History

This week saw the formation of the largest nursing union in the history of the U.S. The National Nurses United organizes over 150,000 nurses by uniting the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee with the Massachusetts Nursing Association and some members of the United American Nurses. The goal of the new union is to influence…

AMN Poll: Reform may worsen healthcare worker shortage

In partnership with The Council on Physician and Nurses Supply, AMN Healthcare released the results of a recently conducted poll of hospital CEOs suggesting that healthcare reform will exacerbate the shortage of healthcare professionals. "While the short-term economic environment may have temporarily eased the ability to recruit and retain clinical staff, the long-term dynamics of…

Why American Healthcare Costs So Much | WSJ Article

There is a really fantastic article in the Washington Post about why American's spend so much on healthcare. The article provides data from the International Federation of Health Plans, on the prices of healthcare items. There is a simple explanation for why American health care costs so much more than health care in any other…