The Top Three Posts of 2014 for the HR Professional

December 30th, 2014

As 2015 is just around the corner, this gives us a chance to take a look back at some of the most meaningful posts from 2014. With the economy continuing to improve throughout the year, hopefully your organization also saw an uptick in your own business prospects. With that in mind, hopefully you will find some insight in the following top posts from 2014.

What Unconventional Benefits could you provide Employees?

As the job market becomes more competitive with the improving economy, your organization needs to go the extra mile to engender loyalty from your current employees or to attract the best possible candidates. Leveraging unusual benefits helps to make your company stand out in the local market. This article looks at a few unconventional benefits to consider adding to your organization’s compensation package.

Tips on boosting Overall Workplace Morale

A happy workplace is an efficient workplace which is good for your company’s overall success. Keeping your staff’s happiness quotient near its maximum is a great way to improve your firm’s operational efficiency. This article looks at a few tips for boosting workplace morale in the hopes of improving your company’s bottom line.

Addressing the Importance of a Retirement Plan for your Employees

Maintaining a robust retirement savings account is vital for your employees. While your organization can help things as part of your benefit structure, it is also important for your staff to contribute to their own retirement plan. This article looks at the importance of talking with your workers about successfully planning for their own retirement.

Partnering with a top notch staffing agency is a good idea for your company. As one of the top employment agencies in the healthcare industry, Pinnacle Workforce is a great choice as a partner for your firm. Make it a point to schedule a meeting with us early in 2015.

The Top Posts of 2014 Recap — for the Job Candidate

December 26th, 2014

With the new year about to dawn, it’s time to take a look back at our top three posts of 2014 focused on the medical professional. With the economy continuing to improve, especially in the generally recession-proof healthcare industry, hopefully your job prospects remained robust throughout the year. Check out these posts for some valuable insight for when it comes time to enter the job market again.

The Affordable Care Act and Temporary Employment

The introduction of the Affordable Care Act means that freelance and temporary workers have more options when it comes to acquiring health insurance. If your current employer’s insurance is what is keeping you from exploring the added flexibility of a freelance career, the ACA now gives you an easy option for getting health insurance. Check out this article for additional insight on how Obamacare affects the world of temporary employment.

Should Medical Professionals use LinkedIn?

Social networking continues to be a growing trend for the job hunter, and LinkedIn remains the most important social networking website for workers in any industry, including medical professionals. With busy lives both in and out of the office, networking with like-minded folks in your industry becomes more difficult. This article takes a look at how to best leverage LinkedIn to enhance your career in the healthcare industry.

The Importance of Empathy in the Workplace

Empathy is an important trait to foster in normal life as well as your professional career. If you work in the medical industry, the importance of being a caring, understanding professional becomes even more vital, especially if your job includes a patient-facing role. This article offers a look at how developing empathy inside yourself helps your career in the healthcare field.

If you need any additional advice on the best steps to improve your career prospects in the world of healthcare, talk to the experts at Pinnacle Workforce. As one of the top staffing agencies in the healthcare industry, we can help grow your career to a new level. Make it a point to contact us today!

Want to stand out after your Interview? Use these Follow Up Tips.

December 22nd, 2014

Even after the Great Recession, the job market remains very competitive. If you were lucky enough to be one of the few out of hundreds of candidates to get an interview, making an impression sometimes isn’t easy. Being sure to properly follow up with the company after an interview is a great way to stand out, earn a second interview, and then hopefully score a great job offer.

With so many in competition for so few open positions, it is important to shine before, during, and after an interview. Here are some additional tips for a successful post-interview follow up.

Always send a Follow Up Email or Letter

Sending a follow up email or letter after an interview is simply the professional thing to do. Use this opportunity to thank the person for the opportunity to interview for the open position. Additionally, leverage this chance to expound on some of the ideas discussed during the interview; consider it another window for you to sell the company on your abilities and personality.

Don’t be a Pest Regarding whether they’ve made a Final Decision

While it is important to follow up at least one time after an interview, don’t be a pest when it comes to finding out when and if they’ve made a final choice on which candidate earned the job offer. Never call back more than two times; if you haven’t heard either way, it’s best to move on to other opportunities.

Never get Discouraged by Rejections — Stay on Course!

Even if you didn’t get the job, it is important to never be discouraged when hunting for a new position. Competition for good jobs remains fierce, so don’t take the rejection personally. It is now time to focus on the many other open positions waiting for your résumé, interview, and professional follow up.

If you want additional advice on top notch résumé creation and interview preparation, talk to the experts at Pinnacle Workforce. As one of the top staffing agencies in the healthcare industry, we can help you find a perfect new position. Make it a point to schedule time with Pinnacle today!

Interviewing 101: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

December 12th, 2014

After vetting seemingly hundreds of résumés, you’ve picked a few top candidates to interview for your open position. Considering the cost incurred when on-boarding new employees, this hiring decision is one you absolutely need to get right. With that mind, are you sure the right questions are being asked to provide you the insight necessary to make the right choice?

With that in mind, here are some ideas about the right questions to ask when interviewing a candidate for employment.

Find out What is Important to the Candidate

A cultural fit helps to ensure a long relationship between an employer and their employee. You need to ask questions to probe into the things that truly matter to the candidate. Find out what is important to them on a wide range of subjects, including professional growth, charitable opportunities, and more.

How does the Candidate handle a Stressful Situation?

Successfully dealing with on the job stress is an important attribute for any employee. Make sure to find out how the candidate would handle working with a know-it-all co-worker or one who doesn’t pull their share of the weight. Ask them how they would handle a long, over budget project — one getting a lot of attention from management.

Ask the Candidate about their Last Mistake on the Job

This is another way to find out how a candidate handles stress, with some additional insight into how they view themselves. Easily admitting a mistake in judgment or performance might mean the candidate doesn’t sport the kind of ego that can hamper teamwork in the office.

How will the Candidate add Value to your Organization?

The best candidates are ones that understand how your business functions as a whole. This question probes into a candidate’s ability to hit the ground running on their first day, while offering some insight into their comprehension of your business operations.

If you need any further input on building a winning team for your organization, talk to the experts at Pinnacle Workforce. As one of the top healthcare industry staffing agencies in the country, we can help insure the success of your business. Schedule a meeting with our team of experienced recruiters today!

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