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The Affordable Care Act brings about a wealth of opportunity for hospitals to provide services to a greater population—as well as a wealth of opportunity to employ more health care practitioners and professionals to attend to that population’s needs. However, those same opportunities may fundamentally change the way our nation’s hospitals can staff and pay health care practitioners and professionals.

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talent management

Companies who need employees with highly specialized skills may struggle more than others when dealing with the crush of resumes that can come from a single job posting on a traditional message board. Having to filter through all of those resumes — most of them from unqualified or under-qualified applicants — is simply unproductive. As they say, if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

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career transition

An oft-forgotten element of a successful career transition is an effective interview follow-up. A little bit of gratitude and politeness goes a long way: when it is time to make a decision and there are several qualified candidates from which to choose, a follow up can be what tips the scales in your favor. With that in mind, here are a few tips:

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There are few more delicate situations than the moment in which a manager must inform an employee that, through no fault of his or her own, the employee must be let go.

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career transition

The Career Thought Leaders Consortium recently released its annual whitepaper on the “new, now and next” in careers. It is a great compilation of ideas, theories, and opinions from top career professionals. Among the highlights useful to those making a career transition are advice on LinkedIn, Twitter and group interviews.

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career transition

You may have heard this one before; however, if you’re in the middle of a career transition then it bears repeating:  Interviewing is a two-way street.

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The fact of the matter is: we live in exceedingly social times, where a brand can be created or destroyed in 140 characters or less and employees are constantly interacting with influencers, colleagues, and companies on their personal social channels.

Today’s workforce benefits greatly from increased access to their favorite brands, impact on social commerce and capital, and mobility in career growth. This means that not only can workers sway public perception of your company, but they can also leverage their contacts to find new jobs and showcase skills to different employers.

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career transition, career advice

In today’s job market, your online reputation can make or break your career transition. Hiring managers and recruiters are not only checking you out online but making decisions about you based on what they find. If you haven’t already, you need to do a web search for your name to ensure that your online presence sends the right message and enhances your professional reputation. 

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We're in our third year of the RiseSmart Madness Challenge, which has grown more popular each year as thousands of  laid-off workers have gotten a chance to share in the fun and camaraderie of an NCAA tournament bracket contest, featuring friendly rivalries and great prizes.  It's our answer to the office pools that have become a ritual for tens of millions of American workers — but can leave the unemployed feeling left out.

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employee engagement, employee engagement programs

For the third time RiseSmart has been named one of the country’s human resources and human capital management companies to watch by LAROCQUE, a strategy and go-to-market consulting firm for the HR industry.

RiseSmart was one of 15 companies on LAROCQUE’s #hrwins list, which recognizes innovative HR Technology products. RiseSmart was recognized for our latest offering, Compass.

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