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When People Say “Older” People (age 50+) Aren’t Online

When People Say “Older” People (age 50+) Aren’t Online

Posted on13. Nov, 2018 by .

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It always amazes me when beliefs carry on far longer than they actually should. This happens in every part of society. We create social norms and beliefs that are based on data that is ever changing. However, our beliefs rarely keep up with the truth. Plus, the “truth” is often evolving. Here’s a great example […]

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An Adult Video Game Better than Fortnite

An Adult Video Game Better than Fortnite

Posted on06. Nov, 2018 by .

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I always love when someone takes something that seems unrelated and connects them in ways that are surprisingly good. That’s the reaction that I had when Zack Kanter shared this tweet with his followers about what he calls the adult video game that’s more impressive than the Fortnite phenomenon. Fortnite is impressive, but it’s absolutely […]

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Your Health is Your Wealth

Your Health is Your Wealth

Posted on10. Oct, 2018 by .

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It’s amazing the impact your job can have on your health. Not to mention the influence your boss can have on your health as well. I was reminded of this when I discovered this incredible story shared by Ben Ramedani about a man who had health issues and how it impacted his career. However, the […]

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Don’t Wait for an Offer. Make an Offer to the Employer!

Don’t Wait for an Offer. Make an Offer to the Employer!

Posted on02. Oct, 2018 by .

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I am certainly showing my age, but I remember my first programming classes in elementary school using a Commodore 64. I don’t remember much, but I do recall there was something called an “if / then statement.” I am now a recruiter (talent acquisition, headhunter, whatever you would like to call us) so I don’t […]

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Company Loyalty – Built Not Abused

Company Loyalty – Built Not Abused

Posted on25. Sep, 2018 by .

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Have you ever had this experience with a job? Maybe even a job that you loved and were extremely loyal? Loyal employees are often treated poorly because they are loyal and employers think they will not leave. I had this manager who said a paycheck was sufficient to keep employees happy while micromanaging us. It […]

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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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