It’s 2015! What does that mean for the workforce? It means that for the first time ever, we will have 5 generations in the workplace.
- Traditionalists (born between 1922 – 1945) Older, more experienced employees who respect authority and hard work. They tend believe that age equals seniority and put the company first.
- Boomers (born between 1946 – 1964) Workaholics who desire quality and tend to question authority.
- Generation X (born between 1965 – 1980) Self-reliant workers who prefer structure and direction. They are often realists and entrepreneurs, instead of employees.
- Generation Y (born between 1981 – 2000) These tech savvy, socially conscious employees are multi-taskers. They always question “What next?”
- Generation Z (born between 2001 to present) These are the digital natives times 1,000 that tend to have short attention spans.
As a manager in the workplace, you have a lot of work to do. Learning the characteristics, experiences and influencers that created the behaviors of each generation is not going to be an easy task. However, to effectively coach and manage such a diverse group, you need this knowledge.
As part of the working group, it’s necessary for you to understand the values and perceptions of work of the other groups. Take into consideration that everyone has his or her own reason for doing something. Right or wrong, awareness of one’s characteristics, experiences and influencers makes us more tolerant of their behaviors.
The workplace is already difficult enough without adding the mix of such different personalities. Take the time to learn what drives each individual and/or group and you will create or be part of a successful, cohesive working group.
With month-over-month increases in temporary staffing, November proved once again to be successful for the staffing industry. Not only has temporary staffing been in high demand but employers are showing an increase in temporary-to-permanent placements and direct hires as well.
The Dallas-Fort Worth market is continuing its reign as one of the strongest markets in the country with a high demand for workers at all skill levels. At the last reporting by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dallas-Ft. Worth area showed a 4.8% unemployment rate, compared to the national average of 5.5%. The report also shows that the Dallas-Ft. Worth has a higher rate of employment on nonfarm payrolls and a higher average hourly rate for selected occupations.
According to an article published on December 5, 2014 by the American Staffing Association:
Staffing firms created 22,700 new jobs in November, up 0.8% from October and 8.5% from November 2013, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 8.8% over the past 12 months.
Nonseasonally adjusted BLS data, which estimate the actual number of jobs in the economy, indicated that temporary help employment increased 0.9% from October and 8.2% from the same month last year.
“With employment increases across virtually all sectors, there’s some real holiday cheer in the BLS report for people looking for work,” said Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association. “And because payroll budgets are being reset for January, December is one of the best times for job seekers to pursue new flexible and permanent employment opportunities.”
With data like this, we can only expect that 2014 will close strong for the Dallas-Ft. Worth market staffing industry.
Accelerating our career can be one of the most difficult challenges we will face as adults. We know that we don’t want to become stagnant in an ever-changing job market but often times, we are hesitant to acknowledge the qualities that are preventing us from excelling. Consider the following steps and allow setting yourself apart from your previous self.
Below are five key strategies we’ve seen work in our years of recruiting.
Step One: Raise Your Standards
If you want to make a job change or advance your career, the first thing you must do is raise your standards. Raising your standards leads to the behaviors that all great leaders possess.
Step Two: Demand More of Yourself
By demanding more of yourself, you will reinforce a commitment to high standards. This will add value to the work you produce and increase your value in the job market.
Step Three: What Will You No Longer Accept?
List all the things you will no longer accept, tolerate or settle for in life and in work. We are all aware that life is about measured tradeoffs but don’t subject yourself to being made to feel less than or let yourself be taken advantage of.
Step Four: Visualize the Professional You Want to Become
List all the things that you aspire to become. This will give you a clear vision of what you are trying to accomplish. Once you have a vision, you have something to refer back to when the going gets tough.
Step Five: Notice What Works
When compared to our grandparents, we live in a world that changes more in a year than it did for them in 25. With all the turbulent changes, it is vital that you pay close attention to what is working and what is not working. Focus on those things that work and stop doing the things that don't. In short, stay committed to your vision, but flexible in your approach.
Sure, you can always find a job but these five strategies may help you find the career you’ve been longing for. Experience will get you to the gate but dedication and tenacity will ensure that you win the race.
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” - Albert Einstein
For those in the healthcare field who have seen recent reports of the market trending down, we bring the great news that the needle is actually moving upward. For example, Dynamic Global Staffing has recently seen an increased need for pharmacy technicians and the Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting that field to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, more than the average for all occupations.
If you think that it’s just pharmacy technicians that are increasing, take a look at more recent reports from the BLS.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2014,
“+ 41,000 Education and Health Services
In October, health care providers added 25,000 jobs, similar to an average monthly gain of 21,000 over the prior 12 months. In October, employment in ambulatory health care services rose by 19,000, with home health care services contributing 7,000 jobs.”
“Within ambulatory health care services, home health care services added 7,000 jobs in October, marking the industry’s eighth consecutive month of job gains. Over the past 12 months, the industry has added 49,000 jobs, accounting for nearly 20 percent of employment growth in health care over the same period.”
As with any statistical report, there will be skeptics. But this is definitely a report that looks good for our market so we’re taking it.
If you are a healthcare professional, chances are you are seeking the right opportunity with a company that allows you to utilize your expertise. Like many other job seekers, you may not be sure where you should start.
There are a number of career opportunities in the healthcare field. A specialty staffing firm can help you locate the best assignments. Utilizing a healthcare recruiter to take a comprehensive look at your skills and expertise can be the best way to navigate through your career search. Many times doing this on your own, and not receiving the results you want can be frustrating to say the least.
There are many facilities in the healthcare sector who are in serious need of medical professionals. The majority of these healthcare emploers turn to a staffing agenies in order to find medical employees are are qualified for the positions they have available.
A healthcare staffing agency can help you gain the flexibility you are searching for in the healthcare sector. Placement options include permanent as well as contract placement.
Healthcare facilities in Dallas are looking to hire top medical professionals now. The fastest way to gain insiders access to these healthcare companies if by working with a staffing agency.
Finding a healthcare employee
who is the right match for a medical facility can be a tedious and difficult task. If the healthcare facility is short-staffed or in the middle of a special project
, hiring someone on a contract basis
could be the solution. Turning to a Healthcare Staffing Agency can help successfully match the right healthcare candidate to the healthcare facility.
A staffing agency
who hires healthcare employees can help lower the risks of hiring someone who is not right for the hospital or other medical facility
. Sometimes, during the interview process, it is not easy to weed out all of the employees who are not right for the medical facility. When the staffing agency steps in, the healthcare facility will get the right people it needs when it needs them. Moreover, employee will generally be evaluated on how they perform at their job.
A healthcare facility should not see a healthcare contract employee
only as a way to complete short term projects. If your healthcare facility is preparing to grow, partnering with a healthcare staffing firm should be a part of your strategic plan.
A recent post that looks at the effects of lawsuits on patient privacy suggests, “once confidential medical information becomes part of a lawsuit, that information no longer is strictly confidential.” Why is this important to the field of medical collections?
Collection agencies aren’t HIPAA covered entities. This responsibility belongs to health care providers, health plans and clearinghouses. Therefore, once a medical collection suit winds up in court, information about the procedure and treatment become public.
If you work in the challenging field of medical collections, it’s important that you understand the law, the latest news about your field, and the importance of your skills to the health care community.
Latest Medical Collections Stories on Google News
A June 2014 story from the Roanoke Times notes, “the Washington-based Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released a study indicating that many consumers do not even know they have a medical debt in collections until they get a call from a debt collector or discover the debt on a credit report.” In addition, once medical debts show up on credit reports they’re tough to remove.
Another post in The Buffalo News shares that a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau study finds that consumers who have medical debt that shows up on credit reports are routinely “penalized excessively” by credit bureaus.
To assist those who get into medical collections difficulty, a newly proposed law – the Medical Debt Responsibility Act – would require collection agencies to remove paid or settled medical debt from a credit report within 45 days of completion.
Whatever the reason for someone having medical collections problems, it’s beneficial for those in the medical collection field to stay abreast of what’s happening in their career field.
Take Steps to Educate Yourself about Medical Collections Field
When you choose a career field, whether it’s medical collections or something else, it’s important to keep your skills and knowledge current. Here are some suggestions for those in the medical collections field.
Whether you choose news stories on the latest events in medical collections or educational materials to advance your knowledge of the field, reading keeps your mind healthy.
Stay in school.
Taking college-level courses in medical collections and related fields keeps your skills and knowledge current.
Find a mentor. Get ahead in your medical collections career by seeking someone who has succeeded before you and asking them to be your mentor.
However you choose to advance your healthcare career, know that your medical collections job is a vital part of the health care community. Healthcare staffing agencies are a vital part of the health care community, too because they help candidates find career opportunities with growing healthcare companies.
There are several different types of recruiting strategies. The one we see most often is where a medical company will post an ad. Usually the advertisment is made up of a combination of requirements and experience needed. More often than not this doesn't generate the best healthcare candidates.
Using advertising as the primary means by which to recruite will not attract the best of the best. In order to find Top Talent you need an effective strategy. The following outlines how to maximize results when working with a professional healthcare recruiter.
Get What You Deserve, And That Is The Best
A good healthcare recruiting firm will build his day around developing a network of passive candidates. A passive candiate is a professional who is not on the job boards actively searching for a new job. In order to hire the best you must tap into the passive candidate market.
Define What You Need The Right Way
Have you ever seen a home for sale that has one of those For Sale By Owner signs stuck into the ground? If you have, do you think that the owner has gone through all of the necessary steps to get their home fully prepared for the sale? When you use a professional healthcare staffing agency, they will work with you to clearly define exactly what you are searching for in a healthcare employee.
A Headhunter Knows Where To Find Talent
The recruiter knows where to search for the right talent. Some healthcare candidates will not be active job seekers. Most are are already employed. A headhunter will have the connections and networking techniques to give you inside access to top performing medical employees.
As the class of 2014 college graduates set out into the job market, they'll be joining an already sizable percentage of unemployed college graduates from previous years. Many college graduates are unemployed or underemployed as many are finding it difficult to land jobs in their field of study, but there's hope.
As reported by the American Staffing Association (ASA), nearly 90% of companies have used temporary employment services and nearly 72% of temporary employees do eventually go on to staying on permanently.
Agencies Change to Meet the Demands
Today more college graduates are perceiving the benefits of staffing agencies. Many may find that a staffing agency is a way to gain permanent employment in a company. Others may see the changing nature of employment agencies altogether.
In the past, staffing agencies were viewed as a means to providing jobs for low-wage, low-skilled workers only, or as an alternative for companies needing clerical and administrative employees. Now, there are a wide range of placement companies who specialize in staffing professional positions such as lawyers, accountants, and even physicians.
Some college graduates are using staffing agencies to explore and experience various types of workplaces, which can be very helpful in revealing or confirming a person's career passion later on. Also, many staffing agencies can be an excellent source of information about which companies are hiring as well as which types of skills are currently in high demand.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries here in the U.S. As aresult, one primary need in this market space is the ability to match the best possible candidates with ever growing healthcare client companies. As the healthcare employment sector continues to expand in Texas, staffing agencies in Dallas, will be vital to building a connection between healthcare facilities and healthcare candidates.
The ever-increasing growth of medical jobs in Dallas are at an all time high. It's unfortunate that often this high demand for well seasoned medical professionals goes unmatched due to a limited supply of qualified healthcare candidates. High quality healthcare candidates should be carefully selected by a highly trained and knowledgeable team. It is important to work with a specialty staffing firm that understands how to create that perfect fit for both the healthcare company and potential medical employee.
Looking For That Right Fit
Finding that right job can often be a job all by itself. Knowing what you want as a healthcare professional and also knowing how to go about getting it can be exhausting, time consuming and can become quite costly for both job seeker and company. Why not make it easier?
According to Dallas Business Journal, Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations are among the highest paying jobs as well as the highest in demand in the Dallas/Fort Worth areas. This means that hospitals, medical clinics and pharmacies are having a greater need for:
Why the Demand?
The growing need for healthcare professionals is largely due to the aging population, the increase in healthcare spending and the new Affordable Healthcare Act. Moreover, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the social assistance and healthcare sectors are expected to increase at a yearly rate of 2.6 percent between 2012 and 2022, projecting an average of 5.0 million jobs into the healthcare employment market.