Saturday, September 17, 2011
A vacancy at your hospital can be a daunting expense. Not only do you have to worry about finding a new employee with the appropriate skill set who fits into the company culture, but the numbers alone for recruiting and hiring a new employee can be prohibitive.
A recent survey, conducted jointly by the Employment Management Association and the Society for Human Resources, of 636 professionals, looked at the cost of hiring a new employee. The solution for avoiding the high numbers you might face finding and hiring a brand new employee—convert an intern.
Hiring an intern already engaged in your company offers many benefits. An internship program will provide your company with an ongoing supply of employees who are already familiar with the job. And you will benefit from forgoing the recruitment period because you have ready access to candidates who have proven their skill, dedication, and ability to understand company culture.
The following statistics, gathered from the Cost Per Hire survey done by EMA and SHRM, offer insight into the greatest expenses associated with the hiring/recruiting period. The percentages are followed by a suggestion for reducing those costs by transforming an intern into a new hire.
* Advertising and event costs (76%) – Converting an intern to a full-time hire means no expensive job listings in newspapers or journals
* Internet services (63%) – Reduce fees needed for individual job postings
* Third-party agency contract and fees (52%) – Unnecessary cost if hiring from within
* Referral bonus costs (49%) -- Reduce staff time spent at job fairs, preparing job ads, resume review, interview time, phone pre-screens. These are just a few of the places your staff will save time and effort by hiring from a current intern pool.
* Signing bonus (37%) -- No need to pay a signing bonus if you are converting an intern to a full-time employee. Also, employers report that salaries tend to be lower when hiring a current intern.
* Technology-based hiring management (19%) – The Internet has increased the number of resumes submitted for positions. Reduce the time spent sorting, reviewing and organizing the paperwork by converting an intern to a new hire.
Recruiting and hiring is a large expense for a company of any size. Converting an intern to a new hire is worth it if you are just looking at these numbers, but when reviewing all of the mutually beneficial aspects of the conversion it’s an excellent solution. Whether you start by hiring one intern and vet new candidates by reviewing their performance in this role, or develop an intern program that gives you access to multiple employees, all of whom have been given the opportunity to prove their worth, it’s an obvious solution to finding and hiring the perfect employee at a low cost.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Judge Sides With For-Profit Colleges in Challenge to 'State Authorization' Rule
In an opinion issued Tuesday, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia tossed out a requirement that colleges offering online programs to students in other states had to seek approval from each of those states. Colleges had not been given adequate time to review the rule and comment on it, Judge Collyer wrote.
Her decision was cheered by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, which sued the department in January over the state-authorization requirement, and over the department's "misrepresentation" and "incentive compensation" rules. In a statement issued Tuesday evening, the group called the ruling "a major victory for innovation in higher education and an important answer to the department's obvious overreach in this area."
The association expressed disappointment with the judge's decisions upholding the other rules, however, and said it was considering an appeal.
Justin Hamilton, a spokesman for the Education Department, said the department was "happy that the court fundamentally upheld the three regulations challenged by APSCU."
He added that the department was "still reviewing the opinion and considering our options on the one portion of our state-authorization regulation that the court did not affirm."
The state-authorization rule had been opposed not only by for-profit colleges, but by college lobbyists across all sectors of higher education. Colleges had cited the cost of seeking authorization in every state where they enrolled students as a prohibitive factor, and Republicans in Congress had begun work on legislation to repeal the rule.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
As most of you are aware, we will be moving into our new building this spring. As part of that move, we will be able to provide full scale high definition videoconferencing through various types of media - including mobile applications such as I-phone and I-pad.
This will not be a new media for us since I have been involved with broadcasting of high speed video for over 15 years with a company called Polycom and ISDN. However due to the development of IP networks and new routers we will now have the opportunity to expand our education and assesments directly into hospitals through face to face interaction ---- on a worldwide basis. We will also have the opportunity to provide medical education into rural health care areas - which can lead to a significant opportunity for grants, etc.
Please take a few minutes to review a you-tube video by the Arizona University Health Sciences Division - Expand the video into a full screen and note the high definition of their sample video. It will give you a opportunity to review what our possibilities might be as we move forward.
Click Here for Video
I am very interesting in hearing how you might use the technology and any ideas/concepts you might want to explore.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
- Group: Society of Critical Care Medicine
- Discussion: I would be interested in whether most of the members are providing or being asked to provide long-term EEG monitoring in their ICUs - as a standard of care. Richard Trader
Posted by Mehmet Ozcan
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The human brain is able to multitask successfully in part because of three layers of memory that store information on a need to know basis. Researchers at Rice University say predictability is key. It frees up resources in the brain so a person can effectively multitask. That's why when a task is done over and over again in the same way, it becomes automatized so other tasks can be accomplished at the same time.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Health care is a life and death business, even on the best days and in the finest facilities — and the current health care worker shortage is making an ...
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Medical assistants must not refer to themselves as "nurses"
By Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA Executive Director, Legal Counsel
It is unethical, illegal, and a disservice to the medical assisting profession for medical assistants to refer to themselves as “nurses,” “office nurses,” “doctors’ nurses,” or any other generic term that even remotely implies that medical assistants are nurses.
- Balasa DA. Your office staff can get you sued: protect your practice by employing CMAs (AAMA). CMA Today. 2010; 43(3): 6–7. Published July 1, 2006. Reprinted May 1, 2010.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
House Bill 560 - Vote March 8, 2010
This bill would delete the current education requirements for polysom licensure which mandated the applicant be a CAAHEP accredited graduate and replace this statutory requirement with provisions that will permit the AASM's A Step 2 week training course (with an additional 18 on line modules taken while providing clinical services defined within the scope of practice) to become an approved "education" pathway to licensure in Maryland
When an individual is provided an option of either enrolling, paying tuition and taking a year or more accredited education program OR taking the option of paying for a 2 week course and then being employed with pay in an entity providing sleep disorder services (while completing while employed the 18 on line courses), I believe most will opt for the 2 week A Step course. Both individuals will meet the education requirements for polysom licensure.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The 4-Stage Response to Low Student Achievement
By John Lemuel
When the results come in from the first test in my introductory survey course, I am not surprised by the large number of D's and F's. I've come rather to expect that many, if not most, of the students will fail.
The subject matter is not rocket science, and the homework load for each session of the course is modest: 15 pages of textbook reading, or 40 to 50 pages in supplementary nonfiction books written for a general audience. I average students' final grades from four objective tests and three subjective papers.
My homework expectations are near those found to produce the best results by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa in Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, a stinging indictment of low expectations in higher education. I require a little less than the 20 pages of writing that Arum and Roksa deem optimal for an intro course, but I assign a little more than the 40 pages of reading a week that they recommend.
That amount of work, it turns out, is way more than many of my students have bargained for. Why that is the case can be variously explained, but the fact itself cannot be denied. It's something college instructors have to deal with. Here's what I've noticed about how we do that.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Welcome to the Institute of Health Science Blog!
We'll be posting helpful information regarding our courses along with articles related to Neurodiagnostics and Polysomnography. In addition, we will be posting information on Positions available within Electroneurodiagnositcs and Intraoperative Monitoring.
Videos from various authors and departments throughout the US will be featured from Utube and technologists.
We also invite you to post your own comments. Please stop back often!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Who is Monitoring Your Brain - click below to review a video on the END Profession !