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Company Culture vs Employee Engagement

Company Culture vs Employee Engagement

Posted on04. Sep, 2018 by .

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We hear about things like company culture and employee engagement all the time. For most people, it’s hard to describe what makes a good company culture, but everyone knows it when they see it or experience it. The problem with culture, as the graphic below describes, is that culture is not comparative. You can’t really […]

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Celebrating 1000 Blog Posts on Healthcare IT Today!

Celebrating 1000 Blog Posts on Healthcare IT Today!

Posted on30. Aug, 2018 by .

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Hard to believe this is blog post #1000 for Healthcare IT Today! Over the years, Healthcare IT Today has had a wide variety of writers. While over the past years I’ve been the main author and published 330 blog posts, we’ve had some really incredible authors do the other 670 posts. Thanks to Erin Kennedy […]

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Should You Play It Safe?

Should You Play It Safe?

Posted on07. Aug, 2018 by .

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In life, we’re faced with hundreds of choices. This is particularly true in our careers. Most of these choices we have to make with limited information. Dr. Travis Bradberry offered this great quote from Mark Twain which talks about one key that can influence the choices we make in our lives: “The two most important […]

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Are You Born With Passion or Is It Developed?

Are You Born With Passion or Is It Developed?

Posted on17. Jul, 2018 by .

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Passion is a funny thing. All of us know what passion looks like and most of us have felt what it was like to be passionate about something. Yes, even if you were just passionate about the delicious cheesecake you had for lunch. When it comes to careers, most people would agree that doing something […]

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Hiring Skills vs Personality

Hiring Skills vs Personality

Posted on20. Jun, 2018 by .

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Hiring the right people is a hard thing to do. However, it’s the key to any successful organization. I recently came across some comments by Krista Whiting that looked at hiring someone based on their skills and credentials versus their personality and character. Here’s what she said: Clients, if you interview someone today; please keep […]

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Salary Negotiations

Salary Negotiations

Posted on05. Jun, 2018 by .

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One of the biggest challenges of any job search is the salary negotiation. Very few people enjoy this part of the experience and it’s especially challenging when you don’t have a job and need a job. Balancing the desire for a higher salary and possibly not getting the job is an extremely challenging task for […]

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The Value of Good Mentors

The Value of Good Mentors

Posted on24. Apr, 2018 by .

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“A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of us to show us how they did it. A mentor walks alongside us to show us what we can do.” – Daniel Cane This quote is amazing to me because it was shared by someone I don’t know well, but the quote is from someone I […]

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Checking Your Biases

Checking Your Biases

Posted on17. Apr, 2018 by .

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While not specific to healthcare, I really enjoyed the ways Derek Pando would mess with former management consultants that switched to a tech job in Silicon Valley. Here’s what he shared: Here are my favorite ways to mess with coworkers that are former management consultants working in tech in Silicon Valley. After they just explained […]

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Great People Want to Work with Great People

Great People Want to Work with Great People

Posted on22. Mar, 2018 by .

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Do you ever want to compromise when trying to recruit a much needed position? Consider this insight from Dave Grow that might help you rethink your decisions. I was feeling overwhelmed and overworked. But we had just interviewed a candidate at Lucidchart who could provide some immediate relief. I was optimistic. That is, until my […]

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Use These LinkedIn Tools to Enhance Your Job Search

Use These LinkedIn Tools to Enhance Your Job Search

Posted on15. Mar, 2018 by .

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They say the only thing that is constant is change, and that is definitely true with technology. And it’s no different with LinkedIn. It is constantly evolving and providing new features for its users. As such, a job seeker’s LinkedIn profile development has to also evolve constantly in order to keep up with the competition. It’s entirely […]

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Making the Most of #HIMSS18 for Your Career

Making the Most of #HIMSS18 for Your Career

Posted on22. Feb, 2018 by .

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The popular and massive HIMSS Annual conference is just a short 1.5 weeks away. Many in healthcare IT love and dread this conference. What’s not to love about the opportunity to meet, network, and connect with 40,000-50,000 of your closest friends and 1300 vendors. Ok, maybe that’s part of the issue with HIMSS. It’s so […]

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